Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Rand Paul, Tea Party America. We're Road Kill.

What kind of America is Rand Paul, the U.S. Senate candidate, offering up? You might call it a "throwing out the baby with the bath water" solution, where the U.S. might have a balanced budget, but Americans are left picking up the whole tab they once shared at a lower price, alone and no safety nets. Again, if the government can't afford Social Security and Medicare, what makes Americans think they can make those payments alone? They won't and can't. Here's a list of pure ideological losers. Washington Post:

The retirement age would be raised to make Social Security solvent.

Congress would have to delay voting one day for every 20 pages of text in a bill.

A section of every law passed would have to include an explanation of what part of the Constitution empowers Congress to act on the issue.

Congress would have to balance its budget every year, a move that could result in billions of dollars in cuts to politically popular programs.

Lawmakers would simply send money to states for education, instead of imposing a variety of rules on schools through the U.S. Department of Education, which Paul wants to eliminate.

Paul hinted he would block unemployment aid to people out of work if Congress didn't find other programs to cut to fund the benefits.

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