As Rand Paul wrote back in February, the $500 billion in cuts he was going to propose would be “modest” compared to the federal deficit today;
According to the Congressional Budget Office, this will be the third consecutive year in which the federal government is running a deficit near or greater than $1 trillion. The solution to the government’s fiscal crisis must begin by cutting spending in all areas, particularly in those that can be better run at the state or local level. Last month I introduced legislation to do just that. And though it seems extreme to someâ€”containing over $500 billion in spending cuts enacted over one yearâ€”it is a necessary first step toward ending our fiscal crisis.
Only a “first step”, but a necessary one.
While House Republicans were able to come up with $57 billion in cuts, the best Reid and Co. could support was a measly $6 billion – only $494 billion short of what Sen. Rand Paul came up with.
Sens. Jim DeMint, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee all voted against the proposal, saying it didn’t go far enough, saying it “ignores [the] fiscal realities”.
Laughably, Sen. Ben Nelson said; “â€œBoth bills are dead and they deserve to be dead,â€ said Nelson. â€œOne cuts too little. The other bill has too much hate. Neither one is serious.â€ Fiscal responsibility is “hate” too, it seems.
Well, yesterday Sarah Palin was on “Hannity” (Cubachi has the transcript), where Palin said she was actually “embarrassed” for some of the GOP;
As Cubachi wrote, Sen. Paul even tweeted his appreciation;
h/t Dan, who said “I can’t spare her. She fights.”