Tea party cancer Sen. Rand Paul would be happy having private business as our government, and the laws of nature determine who lives and who dies. There are long straws and short straws.
And it looks like Paul Ryan picked the short one:
Add Rep. Paul Ryan to the list of House Republican leaders under fire for removing conservatives from key congressional committees. A fundraising email sent by Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul urges supporters to sign a petition protesting the move, targeting the party’s 2012 vice presidential nominee and House Budget Committee chairman, as well as Speaker of the House John Boehner.
“The petition urges John Boehner and Paul Ryan to stop purging fiscal conservatives from committee assignments, and to reinstate the four already purged from their positions,” reads the message.
Rand Paul noted that “two of the congressmen were purged from the Budget Committee for voting for a five-year balanced budget plan, instead of Paul Ryan’s budget which balanced in 28 years.” As a result, the spending blueprint only cleared committee by a narrow 19-18 vote.
Rand Paul has previously maintained that the Ryan plan doesn’t balance the budget or cut spending fast enough — a criticism he implicitly repeats in his latest fundraising email. “It’s time for my colleagues to stop insulting American’s intelligence with tired talking points and phony ‘solutions,’” Rand Paul continued.