Monday, October 7, 2013

Rand Paul Gets It Right

Yesterday, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,”  guest host Savannah Guthrie asked Rand Paul if the Republican-orchestrated shutdown was counterproductive.

Rand's answer was correct. He answered, “I’m worried about the overall financial picture of the country, and so whether or not it was a good strategic idea, I don’t know, but when are we supposed to stand up and say, ‘Look, we’re out of money and we’re destroying this country by this burden of debt.’”

He continued: “I think you’ve got to stand up, whether it’s the debt ceiling or whether it’s continuing resolution, we have to talk about the big picture, and the big picture is not an immediate default, the big picture is this gradual bankruptcy that’s occurring in this country.”

All true, but will Rand, therefore, stick to this position and call for massive government spending cuts, or did he just have his pollsters test the talking point, who then told him it tested positive?


  1. He did not get it right. The govt was shut down to defund Obamacare. It had nothing to do with the deficit. In fact, the GOP budget the defunded Obamacare also included tax cuts which would increase the deficit.

    Rand is not concerned with the deficit.

    1. Well, for once you are correct, since Rand Paul mentioned the burden of debt; he made no mention of the deficit.

      Too bad your stupidity lets you conflate the two.

  2. You're absolutely right, very perceptive. Rand said he's concerned about the burden of debt. He said nothing about deficits.

    Of course, since debt is an asset by your reckoning, I'm sure you disagree and would prefer we continue to keep borrowing ad infinitum.

  3. Rand already introduced a budget that calls for massive budget cuts, yet the EPJ refused to cover the story.