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Rand Paul leads the way

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  • Independent
    Ohio
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    You may or may not like Senator Paul's politics but you must admire his integrity. Today he sent $600,000 dollars from his office budget back to the treasury. Why? He didn't need it so he didn't spend it. If only the rest of the congressional nit wits cared as much about our money. We would have no spending problem. Senator Paul stuck to his tea party principles. He walks the talk.
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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    Altair:


    I'll have to admit that I don't like Rand Paul's politics, but a quick spot check of several different sources this morning revealed that he actually
    DID keep his promise to the voters of Kentucky..

    However, I really wish that he'd more honest to the rest of us.

    His comments about the Federal budget cuts earned him a "Three Pinnochios" award in the Washing Post earlier this week:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/rand-pauls-misleading-budget-cuts/2013/02/15/6f68014a-77b8-11e2-95e4-6148e45d7adb_blog.html
  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    I applaud Rand Paul for returning this money, for sure there are not many politicians that would have the ethics to do so. But that does NOT make me want to forget or forgive his political views, those of the Tea Party. Some of those views include reducing Government spending and Government taxation, BUT in the same set of views, they have the audacity to say that they are strict adherers to the U.S. Constitution. Please show me where in our Constitution that it spells out that Government spending and taxation should be reduced when they are above some pre-determined level.
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    Altair13 Wrote: You may or may not like Senator Paul's politics but you must admire his integrity. Today he sent $600,000 dollars from his office budget back to the treasury. Why? He didn't need it so he didn't spend it. If only the rest of the congressional nit wits cared as much about our money. We would have no spending problem. Senator Paul stuck to his tea party principles. He walks the talk.
    Good deeds do not erase bad ones. He still is a nut case.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    This was much more about political theater than actually reducing the debt and deficit. Senator Paul is just pandering to his base, which is totally acceptable and understandable, but pandering is all this is. If Senator Paul actually wants to get control of our national debt, he would have to compromise and accept that there is zero way to do this without raising taxes, reforming the tax code, and to have a real discussion about entitlements and government spending. It is impossible to do this solely by entitlement and spending reform and until Senator Paul and the rest of Republicans in Congress accept this, then we will continue to be at the logjam that we are in for the foreseeable future. Senator Paul's stunt might have given him some time on the news channels, but it does absolutely nothing with regards to fixing the problem.
  • Democrat
    Lawrence, MA
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    Yes. And Hitler was kind to dogs. Are we so far around the bend that we can't see through the loopiness of this mental porcupine ?
  • Independent
    Ohio
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    WovenGems Wrote:
    Altair13 Wrote: You may or may not like Senator Paul's politics but you must admire his integrity. Today he sent $600,000 dollars from his office budget back to the treasury. Why? He didn't need it so he didn't spend it. If only the rest of the congressional nit wits cared as much about our money. We would have no spending problem. Senator Paul stuck to his tea party principles. He walks the talk.
    Good deeds do not erase bad ones. He still is a nut case.
    He does believe that we are spending ourselves into oblivion and there in no way that we can tax ourselves out of it. There is absolutely nothing to prevent us from accumulating 100 trillion in debt. Of course the dollar will be worthless long before then. The Pelosi's and Reid's of the world who believe that some magical force will prevent this might be considered "nut cases as well."
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    Altair13 Wrote:
    WovenGems Wrote:
    Altair13 Wrote: You may or may not like Senator Paul's politics but you must admire his integrity. Today he sent $600,000 dollars from his office budget back to the treasury. Why? He didn't need it so he didn't spend it. If only the rest of the congressional nit wits cared as much about our money. We would have no spending problem. Senator Paul stuck to his tea party principles. He walks the talk.
    Good deeds do not erase bad ones. He still is a nut case.
    He does believe that we are spending ourselves into oblivion and there in no way that we can tax ourselves out of it. There is absolutely nothing to prevent us from accumulating 100 trillion in debt. Of course the dollar will be worthless long before then. The Pelosi's and Reid's of the world who believe that some magical force will prevent this might be considered "nut cases as well."
    Are you a member of the TeaParty?