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Sequester Is First Step To
Solving Spending Problem

Investor´s Business Daily, by Rand Paul

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Posted By:pineledger, 3/1/2013 8:48:47 AM

Last Tuesday, President Obama proclaimed that the sequester´s "brutal" and "severe" cuts will "eviscerate" America´s domestic spending. (Snip)First, I want to point out that these "brutal" and "severe" cuts were President Obama´s answer to the 2011 debt-ceiling debate that was later passed by Congress; however, I voted against the sequester in 2011 because I knew that this was not the solution to our spending problem. I believe that the sequester is a pittance that does not cut enough. If the sequester were to take effect, our spending would only be cut by 2.3%.

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The more I hear from Rand Paul, the more I like.

Anyone who has had any dealings with government bureaucracies knows that a 2.3% reduction in the increase is nothing. The child in the WH is crying wolf again.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 3/1/2013 8:54:40 AM     (No. 9202342)

No doubt Rand Paul will suggest a second step.

Cut off all aid to Israel.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: southernboy, 3/1/2013 9:58:59 AM     (No. 9202482)

Who knew the government could get so much mileage out of $85 billion dollars!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/1/2013 10:04:32 AM     (No. 9202497)

The U-turn Hagel vote raised my antenna with Senator Paul. The more I see of him, the less I like him.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: OhMy, 3/1/2013 10:12:45 AM     (No. 9202515)

The points in this article are all good ones. Paul is correct in saying that the sequester is a pittance but is it not true that these "cuts" are less than the automatic baseline increases in planned spending leaving us spending more this year that last? He seems to say this - FTA: Even with the sequester, the federal government will spend more in 2013 than it did in 2012 — or more than $15 billion. The wording is not clear. I think it means that we spend $15 billion more this year than last with the cuts. This needs to be clarified but it is clear that confusion around baseline budgeting leads to lies about cuts to spending. Every citizen not dependent on the government has already suffered a cut greater than 2.3%. Now it is the turn of the bloated government for a real cut.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pineledger, 3/2/2013 10:01:14 AM     (No. 9204417)

I want to voluteer to copy-edit Rand Paul´s writings. He needs help.

I "snipped" the sentence in which he calls a verb an adjective.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 3/2/2013 10:01:46 AM     (No. 9204420)

Volunteer, obviously.

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