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Rand Paul – A Modest $500 Billion Proposal

In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Senator Rand Paul has proposed $500 billion in cuts right now. Senator Rand Paul’s proposed cuts would keep 85% of government funding and not touch Medicare or Social Security.

Washington Examiner ran an article regarding this on 1/26/2011:
http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/01/detailed-look-rand-paul-spending-bill

Detailed budget cut information (37 page PDF file) from Rand Paul’s website:
http://www.randpaul2010.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Overview-500-billion-cuts-2.pdf

A Modest $500 Billion Proposal
By Rand Paul
February 7, 2011

A real discussion about the budget must begin now—our economy cannot wait any longer. For 19 months, unemployment has hovered over 9%. After a nearly $1 trillion government stimulus and $2 trillion in Federal Reserve stimulus, the Washington establishment still believes that we can solve this problem with more federal spending and the printing of more money.

That’s ridiculous, and the American people have had enough.

Read the full article @ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703956604576110431794539522.html

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