Monday, September 30, 2013

Rand Paul Calls for Conference Committee

WaPo reports:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday called for the formation of a conference committee to work out the differences between clashing House and Senate stopgap bills to keep the government funded.
"Why don't we have the conference committee on this? You could appoint one today, they could meet tomorrow and hash out the differences," Paul said on CBS' "Face The Nation. "That's the way it's supposed to work."
What exactly is libertarian or even small government about Rand's point?  The idea is to hope the government is jammed and gummed up for as long as possible. The real danger is that a shutdown will last only days.

Rand's call for a conference committee solution puts him in the let's make government operational rather than the lets shrink government camp.