Under Senator Rand Paul’s leadership, we finally have a bold proposal on the table, one that cuts $500 billion from a bloated, wasteful and ineffective federal bureaucracy, without touching entitlement programs.
Proposals from the GOP establishment has been much weaker by comparison, proposing minor cuts in spending totaling less than $100 billion dollars and scaling back to the massive deficit spending of 2008.
Here is Senator Paul’s Bill.
Here is a detailed summary ofd the bill.
In the SOTU address, president Obama ridiculously called for more spending, going on to suggest freezing the budget at current levels, which includes an incredible $1.5 trillion dollars deficit per year. How utterly absurd!
It is NOW the time for our politicians to get serious about decreasing the size of government. Even with Senator Paul’s proposed cuts, the U.S. would still have a $1 Trillion dollar deficit next year. If the GOP establishment isn’t serious and refuses to support this modest bill, the electorate will need to send Senator Paul more help in 2012, lest the GOP be relegated to the “dustbin of history”.