March 26, 2015 10:30 am -

[su_right_ad]Rand Paul is becoming more of a Republican and less of a Libertarian as he eyes a presidential race.

“Just weeks before announcing his 2016 presidential bid, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is completing an about-face on a longstanding pledge to curb the growth in defense spending,” Time reports.

“In an olive branch to defense hawks hell-bent on curtailing his White House ambitions, the libertarian Senator introduced a budget amendment late Wednesday calling for a nearly $190 billion infusion to the defense budget over the next two years—a roughly 16 percent increase.”


D.B. Hirsch
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4 responses to Paul Flip-Flops On Defense Spending

  1. arc99 March 26th, 2015 at 11:59 am

    When it comes to spending taxpayer dollars to help people here at home with food, shelter and financial support when they lose their jobs, Republicans demand to know how the effort will be paid for.

    When it comes to spending taxpayer dollars to kill people, Republicans say not a word about the cost.

    So my question of the day is, why is it unfair to characterize the GOP as an organization which has no problem spending trillions to kill people but is loathe to spend one red cent to help people. Follow-up question. Would love to know how they square that approach with their self-proclaimed designation as “pro life”.

    • granpa.usthai March 27th, 2015 at 1:44 am

      ‘current political atmospheres on a stormy day’?

  2. NW10 March 26th, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Just like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul knows he’s not going to be elected President and is in it for the donor money when his campaign ultimately fails.

  3. bpollen March 26th, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    “I pledge to reduce – wait, let me take this call – ummm… I pledge to increase defense spending!”