Skip to comments.RAND FIRES AT RUBIO, GRAHAM: VOTES WERE ‘FISCALLY IRRESPONSIBLE AND DANGEROUS TO THE COUNTRY’ FOR...
Posted on 03/27/2015 1:35:59 AM PDT by z taxman
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) fired at Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), among others, calling their ideas fiscally irresponsible and dangerous to the country and just as bad as the Democrats after they voted to raise defense spending on Thursday without offsetting that with spending cuts to discretionary federal programs.
Paul had introduced an amendment that would have raised defense spending, but offset that increase with cuts elsewhere, such as the Departments of Education, Energy and Commerce. That amendment competed with an amendment from Rubio that would have increased defense spending with no offsetting spending cutsjust a blanket increase in spending.
Pauls amendment failed 96-4, and Rubios amendmentintroduced alongside Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)failed as well, 32-68.
Pauls amendment would have increased defense spending by $190 billion over the next two years, but offset it entirely with spending cuts. Rubios would have increased defense spending by nearly $190 billion over the next two years but would not have paid for the increase with any spending cutsmeaning that that $190 billion over two years would have been added to the deficit.
One of the biggest advocates for Rubios plan over Pauls was Graham, something that highlights an interesting breakdown between potential 2016 presidential candidates. Its also worth noting that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)who just declared earlier this week hes running for president in 2016voted with Rubio, Cotton and Graham but not for the Paul amendment. ...
Paul added that it is real problem that so many Republicans across the party talk about cutting wasteful spending and how theyre concerned about the national debt and the deficit, but then turn around and vote to add to it.
You have to be willing to actually put the cuts forward or youre just as bad as the Democrats on this, Paul said.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Good guy, BAD guy... Rope-A-Dope..
From the same guys that RE-elected Boehner and McConnell..
Whom have financed Obama from the beginning..
Bait and Switch... republicans are so damned gullible..
Democrats KNOW the malfeasance they are performing.. ON PURPOSE.. not gullible but complicit..
However; some republicans are also complicit..
Is Rand a little bit unstable? It seems that way.
What’s unstable about saying that the defense budget shouldn’t be raised without cutting other budgets to compensate?
That may be your explanation on Rand but this particular proposal was much better than Rubio’s... Wonder why Cruz didn’t support it.
I don’t know. But this was actually a good amendment on his part. Offsetting spending with cuts is as fiscally conservative as it gets.
I guess we’re all armchair Senators here - I can’t comment on this without knowing what all was in that bill. Too often we rush to judgment without having all the facts.
Rand’s bill was Kabuki Theater. That’s why Cruz opposed it. He knew the RINOs and Rats would never support it and it would delay critical funding for our military.
More like he is just like most other pubs when it comes to fiscal matters all talk no action. Since he supported raising the debt further puts him with the RINOs.
Welcome to FR.
Joined yesterday and all your posts criticize Ted Cruz. You obviously HATE Latinos... : p
Gentlemen, cleanup in aisle 7?
Okay, so you signed up yesterday, and not only are you bashing Cruz, but you also advocate Son Of Paul?
We got a weerd smell here, ganag...
DO NOT TRUST RAND PAUL!
Rand, is that you?
In a former life you were Ron Paul's loose eyebrow - Right?!?
Welcome to FR...again.
Kaled, Dalek is that you?
I’ll qualify by saying I’ve got no skin in the game, as of yet....But, a battle fought that will always be won is better (somehow) than a battle not won (nor fought)?? Wow, talk about ‘leadership’ qualities.
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