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At least someone in the Senate cares about our fiscal situation- Freshman Sens. Lee and Paul take a stand

27 Jan

The Hill is reporting that Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has vowed to filibuster the bill in the Senate to increase the debt ceiling unless a federal Balanced Budget Amendment is passed:

“I’m against raising the debt ceiling and so I’m resisting it,” Lee said after the inaugural meeting of the Senate Tea Party Caucus in the Hart building on Thursday morning.”The only scenario in which I can imagine not using the filibuster is if the leadership of both parties agree that as a condition of that they would first pass out a balanced-budget amendment.”

Additionally, another Freshman Senator, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced a proposal of $500 billion of wasteful federal government spending:

Republican freshman Sen. Rand Paul introduced legislation Tuesday that seeks to cut $500 billion from government spending in one year alone, wiping out three cabinet departments and the entire foreign aid budget while sparing neither the Pentagon nor 2011 war-related funding for overseas military operations.

In his own statement, Paul said: “I am proud to introduce my own solution to the mounting debt our spendthrift, oversized government has accrued. By rolling back to 2008 levels and eliminating the most wasteful programs, we can still keep 85 percent of our government funding in place by removing programs that are beyond the constitutional role of the federal government, such as education and housing, we are cutting nearly 40 percent of our projected deficit and removing the big-government bureaucrats who stand in the way of efficiency in our federal government.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48178.html#ixzz1CGuugbNN

 

Glad to see Senators with some backbone who aren’t afraid to make the tough decisions so that the Nation can return to prosperity.

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