Rand Paul’s State of the Union tea party response full of red meat

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Paul focused the lion’s share of his comments on advocating for major cuts in federal spending – including on defense – to balance the budget. He pushed to go much further than the automatic spending cuts that many Republicans (including Rubio and Mitt Romney) have decried as draconian.
“Not only should the sequester stand; many pundits say the sequester really needs to be at least $4 trillion to avoid another downgrade of America’s credit rating,” he said. “Few people understand that the sequester doesn’t even cut any spending. It just slows the rate of growth. Even with the sequester, government will grow over $7 trillion over the next decade. Only in Washington could an increase of $7 trillion in spending over a decade be called a cut.”


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