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Tue May 15, 2018, 01:58 PM

Senate to vote on Paul's balanced budget plan

Source: Politico

The Senate is expected to vote this week on a budget proposal from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that would severely curtail federal spending, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The measure would balance the budget within five years. But its spending cuts in future years are so steep that the plan is highly unlikely to pass. The budget needs 50 votes to move forward, but Republicans control only 51 seats, and several center-right members are unlikely to support such strict spending cuts.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/15/rand-paul-budget-senate-589013

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Reply Senate to vote on Paul's balanced budget plan (Original post)
brooklynite May 2018 OP
SWBTATTReg May 2018 #1
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Make7 May 2018 #3
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 02:32 PM

1. How idiotic is Paul to realistically expect this to occur in 5 years ...

5 years! It takes a person to pay off a 30 year mortgage in 30 years, and for most people, it's pushing it.

Why is he pushing such a unrealistic goal is beyond me, and he's wasting everyone's time with this nonsense.

Are you a senator or not? Are you stupid or not? Do you read news of the real world or not? Are you even on the same planet as the rest of us are on or not?

Stupid and ignorant. Another reason to not ever support this guy for a run at the presidency if he should run again (lost miserably too).

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 02:38 PM

2. Will Rand Paul vote for his own bill? He usually stands on principle until it is time to vote.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 02:53 PM

3. Wait, aren't the tax cuts he voted for supposed to balance the budget?  ( n/t )

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 03:18 PM

4. Cuts into social security and Medicare, no suprise

Let them take vote, another November gift for democrats

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 03:34 PM

5. What this nation needs.....

Is a MASSIVE TAX INCREASE on the 1%.

PERIOD.

You wanna "make America great again?"......

How about returning to the tax structure and rates of the 1950's????

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