Posted by Randall A Reinwasser on Thursday, January 27, 2011
In the best piece of legislation to come out of the Senate in generations, Rand Paul's proposal would cut $500 billion in annual federal spending. This is a good start and, unfortunately, it has exactly no chance of passing. LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In his first major legislative proposal, U.S. Sen.
Rand Paul has proposed cutting government spending by $500 billion in a
year, including eliminating the Departments of Energy and Housing and
Urban Development and most of the Department of Education.
R-Ky., said the plan he rolled out Tuesday would cut almost 40 percent
of the country's projected deficit by abolishing programs that he said
are outside the government's constitutional scope.
Courier-Journal reports the proposal would make deep cuts to the
budgets of the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, the National Park Service and the federal court