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Paul’s Budget Kills Departments
of Commerce, Education,
Housing, and Energy

PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/23/2013 5:00:33 AM

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) today introduced a budget he says will balance the budget in five years with $2.3 trillion in tax cuts. Paul’s “Platform to Revitalize America” brings spending below the historical average of 19.1 percent of GDP in the first year and spends $9.6 trillion less over the next 10 years based on the current Congressional Budget Office baseline. It achieves a $17 billion surplus in FY2018 and reforms entitlement programs — Medicare recipients, for example, would receive the same healthcare plan as members of Congress. It replenishes $126 billion to the Defense Department stripped in sequestration

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lilo, 3/23/2013 5:16:22 AM     (No. 9239627)

And killing these departments would be a bad thing because......?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 3/23/2013 5:26:02 AM     (No. 9239629)

Abolish also the EPA, dept. Of Labor, end ALL ties to UN and NATO, bring troops back from Europe and elsewhere. Good start.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lala, 3/23/2013 5:52:26 AM     (No. 9239637)

Gotta start somewhere. One hopes that Sen. Paul is just warming up.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/23/2013 5:59:56 AM     (No. 9239640)

Yes, good start, but I like #2´s suggestions as well.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/23/2013 6:18:14 AM     (No. 9239656)

Hooray! About time. Too bad the House budget won´t go anywhere.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mws50, 3/23/2013 6:32:52 AM     (No. 9239665)

I agree. It is a start.

I´m not sure I would eliminate the EPA but I would severely restrict the EPA´s ability to modify laws that are ridiculous, like the Montreal Protocol treaty and coal-fired plant regulations. I have an extensive list, but these are the two biggies that have massive hidden costs to "We, the People".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Crosscut, 3/23/2013 7:39:14 AM     (No. 9239744)

Paul Ryan is fantastic. He is more than qualified to be House Speaker, a Senator or future president. God bless him and his family.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 3/23/2013 8:10:59 AM     (No. 9239791)

But without the government we won´t have any Commerce, Education,Housing, and Energy

s/o

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nimby, 3/23/2013 8:14:10 AM     (No. 9239801)

If he manages to get this passed he will be a serious contender for 2016. Can he is the question

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 3/23/2013 8:26:58 AM     (No. 9239829)

The mere fact that this has been proposed and actually garnered 18 votes is very encouraging. " Paul/Ryan 2016 "

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Reply 11 - Posted by: enuf8, 3/23/2013 8:36:58 AM     (No. 9239853)

HEY - it´s Rand Paul´s budget proposal not Rep Paul Ryan, but nevertheless one should include the office of the Surgeon General and RESTRICT CZARS.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: HerbVA, 3/23/2013 8:47:24 AM     (No. 9239869)

A complete waste of time with the current configuration of the national govt.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pdmccas, 3/23/2013 8:57:52 AM     (No. 9239886)

Good start.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: privateer, 3/23/2013 9:06:35 AM     (No. 9239897)

Yes, I agree with 12: a complete waste of time. Just as was Thomas Paine´s "Common Sense" in 1776. Then, there was no point in discussing Liberty; King George and his British Redcoats could never be overthrown. Yep, a complete waste of time even discussing Freedom from the King Hussein.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: nonsense, 3/23/2013 9:18:01 AM     (No. 9239920)

Still, a good idea to float these ideas before the American public. No matter how much the Leftists scream, these common sense moves appeal to millions of Americans.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/23/2013 11:18:57 AM     (No. 9240140)

In 2009 he presented a budget cutting programs that simultaneously met two criteria:

1) the activity was outside the constitutional limit on the federal government

2) the government rated the program as ineffective or duplicative

When Departments like Energy only had a single program like regulating storage of spent fuel rods, that program was shifted to another department so the entire DOE could be shut.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 3/23/2013 1:17:17 PM     (No. 9240327)

He may have good ideas but right now they are merely fodder for the Dems who will misconstrue them in political ads.
He needs to win people with his personality first, but I think he is too flat and unsmiling to win the public. Not a good, winning candidate.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 3/23/2013 7:43:26 PM     (No. 9240763)

Politics has been called " The Art of the Possible". Words wasted on the Flash. Baying at the moon usually leads nowhere.

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