Faux Libertarian Rand Paul in February:
Rand Paul appreciates Republican Senator Jim DeMint introducing today a one-year ban on earmark spending and a balanced-budget amendment. Rand strongly supports both initiatives and has made them centerpieces of his campaign for limited government, including his signing of the Citizens Against Government Waste “No pork pledge.”
“The Tea Party movement is an effort to get government under control,” Rand said. “I’m running to represent Kentuckians and to dismantle the culture of professional politicians in Washington. Leadership isn’t photo-ops with oversized fake cardboard checks. That kind of thinking is bankrupting our nation. Senator DeMint understands that and has taken action to stop it.”
Now after the election:
In a bigger shift from his campaign pledge to end earmarks, he tells me that they are a bad “symbol” of easy spending but that he will fight for Kentucky’s share of earmarks and federal pork, as long as it’s doled out transparently at the committee level and not parachuted in in the dead of night. “I will advocate for Kentucky’s interests,” he says.National Review
Gee, what a surprise. A republican saying one thing before the election and another thing after the election. Who would of guessed!ReplyDelete
Look at this:ReplyDelete
Kentucky is among the top five states receiving Medicare and unemployment insurance assistance. Did Kool Aid tainted 'baggers really think Republicans/'baggers were going to reverse state reliance on federal funding?
Why not? They also believed their federal taxes went up...