Sunday, April 17, 2011

Senator Rand Paul is Right: Conservatives and Liberals Need to Both Compromise on Spending Cuts

by the Left Coast Rebel

Rand Paul appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" and implored both the left and right to make concessions and compromise on their pet spending issues to confront the nation's crushing debt. First, Republicans must take on the excess, waste and bloat of the Defense Department budget:
(CNN) “The compromise is for conservatives to admit that the military budget’s going to have to be cut,” Paul said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
And Rand calls for Democrats to (cringe) consider cutting the excess, wasted and bloat from domestic welfare spending:
“Liberals will have to compromise and will have to cut domestic welfare.”
Senator Paul also stood his ground on the upcoming debt ceiling battle:
When asked about the debt limit, the next major battle in Congress, Paul reiterated his stance that he would only vote for an increase in the $14.3 trillion limit if the legislation is passed with a balanced budget amendment and “say from here on out this is the last time we’re doing it.”
Here's Senator Rand Paul on the United States Senate floor on Friday, April 14, defending the Tea Party:

Rand is precisely the kind of leader that we need at this point.

More discussion at Memeorandum.
Rand Paul photo credit: Gage Skidmore at Flickr,

Cross posted to the Libertarian Patriot, Right Klik and Rational Nation.

1 comment:

RightKlik said...

Rand is exactly right on the need for bilateral compromise on spending cuts. Rather than compromising on whether we will save the federal government from financial ruin, we should be compromising on how we will save the nation from insolvency.

I would submit, however, that Republicans should allow the left to make the case for military cuts. Whatever the right offers on cuts to defense spending, the left will inevitably demand more.