Rand Paul: “Don’t Send Congress Any More Money. They’re Not To Be Trusted”

Is it possible that he is the only one of our 535 Senators and Congressmen who understands?

“I would raise the debt ceiling on one condition and that would be a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. Barring that, people in Congress, those who I’ve met up here they don’t deserve to manage any more money. They’re doing a bad job managing the money they have. We should not send them any more money. They’re not to be trusted with money.“

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4 Responses to Rand Paul: “Don’t Send Congress Any More Money. They’re Not To Be Trusted”

  1. JCT says:

    Here is ample evidence that they can’t be trusted with additional monies. This is from department documents. Read and weep.

    Total Budget Appropriations in 2000 were $1.8T
    Total Budget Appropriations in 2008 were $2.9T
    Total Budget Appropriations in 2012 were $3.7T (based on budget plan, no budget was actually approved by both Houses of Congress and sent to the President). That’s more than 100% increase in 8 years!

    Some break downs (possible in all areas, I just picked a few).
    Department of Transportation – a 68% increase in 4 years.
    2008 = $67B;
    2012 = $112.5B
    Department of Education – a 77% increase in 8 years
    2000=$38.5B;
    2008=$68.6B;
    2012=$68B
    Department of Agriculture – a 59% increase in 4 years
    2008=$91B;
    2012=$145B
    HHS – a 28% increase in 4 years on a huge number to begin with.
    2008=$697B;
    2012=$892B
    HUD – a 45% increase in 8 years.
    2000=$32.5B;
    2008=$36B;
    2012=$47B
    EPA – a 13% increase in 4 years, when most other budgets also include an environment allocation (like DOT includes over $5B in environmental programs)
    2000=$7.6B;
    2008=$7.5B;
    2012=$8.5B

    Each of the budget appropriation documents include detailed descriptions of the spending. It is easy to see that much of the spending is not worth further and future debt. You can view the breakdown when you go to each department. It is shockingly easy to identify legitimate cuts.

    The proposed tax increases won’t put a dent in the debt or annual deficit driven by this spending.

    There are many more departments and the general trend is dramatically upward.

    I have written to my US Representative and both US Senators. I am not hopeful.

  2. notamobster says:

    I wrote to mine so much that they quit sending me their canned responses.

    • Jim22 says:

      I quit writing to my congresswoman because she Never replied. She is high up in the Congress. Thinks she is something special. Kinda a John Boehner in a skirt.

  3. Jim22 says:

    Rand Paul learned at the knee of his father Ron. He even named him after his favorite libertarian writer. Rand is more polished than his dad. He’s more marketable. Because of those things he is well placed to carry on Ron’s work and take it to the next level.

    That’s not to say he will be successful in the sale of it. There is something inherent in politicians. Spending public money to buy reelection is too much a part of the system. He wants to stop that – or at least slow it down. He will have lots of opposition.

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