Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rand Paul Against Government Shutdown

Some Republicans are calling for a government shutdwon as a way to battle the big spenders in Congress, not Rand Paul.

In an interview Monday on Capitol Hill, Paul told Newsmax: “I think shutting down the government is a mistake. Nobody really wants that. That’s sort of government by chaos.

“What you really want is government where we say, ‘We have several months to discuss this. Let’s go ahead and have a budget.’”

Paul told Newsmax that he will introduce a bill that will balance the budget shortly after the new Congress convenes in January. He’ll offer several options for how quickly the cuts would be made.

“We’ll give them a choice: Balance it in one year, balance it in two years. We’ll give them a choice,” he told Newsmax. “But I think balancing it over a 30- or 40-year period is not reasonable. And I think that we may not have 30 or 40 years to balance the budget before we have a crisis in this country.”


  1. So, I guess he is not going to filibuster raising the debt ceiling after all?

    Change in this country is like nailing jello...blahblahblah

  2. Will he have 1 or 2?

    I see ol' Rand is already marching down the well-trodden path of "political reasonability".

    This one's not long for the world of right reason, methinks.

  3. On one hand, I'm glad he won. But he is going to have to do better than that. I've sickened of compromise long ago and this one of the reasons I find Republican candidates a waste of my time with his dad being the exception of course.

  4. Rand Paul is correct. A government shutdown might make some of us feel good, but it will be politically disastrous and ultimately benefit Obama and the socialists. You can't govern with one house of the legislature.

  5. Rand was always a neocon:

    I am not sure why anyone supported him. He is no Ron Paul.