Rand Paul’s Budget Proposal

I was prepared to be disappointed by Senator Rand Paul after he took office, but it hasn’t happened yet.

From his maiden speech in the Senate, in which he declared his preference for principle over compromise, to his hearing rant at Dept. of Energy busybodies, I’ve liked how he’s conducted himself.

And, now, he’s submitted a serious proposal to balance the budget within five years.

I’m sure that most people will react with horror at this radical proposal, but this is a responsible, moderate, plan. Continuing on the current insane arithmetic-denying course is what’s extreme and irresponsible.

People who reject this proposal out of hand are not serious about addressing the fiscal crisis that we face. This should be the starting point for future discussions. Those who don’t like all of the changes should propose others that accomplish similar results. Otherwise, they should get out of the way of progress.

This will be interesting.

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