Jan 27, 2011
President Barack Obama and Democrats “still see government as a solution to everything,” newly elected Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told CNSNews.com on Tuesday, after the president gave his State of the Union address to Congress and after Paul had introduced legislation to cut federal spending by $500 billion.
As Republicans and Democrats were talking about fiscal responsibility in the midst of a $1.3-trillion budget deficit and a $14-trillion national debt on Tuesday, Sen. Paul introduced his bill to slash $500 billion from the federal budget in one year. His cuts included de-funding the Department of Housing and Urban Development, much of the Department of Education, and placing the functions of the Department of Energy into the Department of Defense.
Rand Paul’s proposal, the “Cut Federal Spending Act of 2011,” dwarfed a five-year spending freeze proposed by President Obama in the State of the Union address and a bill passed by the Republican-controlled House that rolled spending back to 2008 levels.
Rand Paul’s alternative State Of The Union Address
This article was posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 9:02 am