I will give Rand Paul credit for being bold enough to step forward and present ideas; unlike many Democrats and Republicans he has in his own way been more than just talk. I have watched many Tea Party backed candidates talk about cutting spend but not many have actually presented ideas. Talk is cheap and it’s time for someone to take action; instead we have a political process too worried about looking bad. If we continue down the path of reckless spending we will all look bad!
The President did propose in the State Of The Union a five-year freeze in non-security, discretionary spending along with banning Earmarks. President Obama also supported cutting $78 Billion dollar from defense spending, this is a good start but it is not enough.
In no way am I supporting Senator Rand Paul’s ideas but I support him having ideas and not being scared to have a real “Adult” conversation about those ideas. Paul is proposing cutting $500 Billion in spending from the budget and that savings would happen in a year. The following are areas Paul wants to make cuts in:
- Food Stamps
- Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
- Energy Department
- Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Education Department
- Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- National Endowment for Arts
- Federal Courts
- Food and Drug Administration
- Department of Homeland Security
In no way am I saying I support Rand’s proposal but it is a start and its a lot more than what Democrats and Republicans have put on the table. We will see how serious the President and Congress really is about reducing the deficit when it comes time to review the Deficit Committee’s findings.
We can’t afford to keep kicking the can down the road, sooner or later that road will end!!
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!