Monday, November 8, 2010

Will Rand Paul Stick To His Guns?

Dredd Blog has been pointing out the national Alzheimer's illness our economy suffers from, in the sense we don't realize that military & war spending is a prime factor in our current economic demise.

Not only that, it is a prime conduit the powerful wealthy use to redistribute the wealth away from the middle class and poor, who need it, to the wealthy 1-2% who don't need it.

A Dredd Blog post "The Graphs of Wrath" touches upon the issue, and has several links to other Dredd Blog posts that focus on this issue of the current runaway military deficit spending.

Senator-elect Rand Paul is of the opinion, as is his Father Ron Paul in the House, that these wildly excessive military expenditure binges are problematic:
Government spending is sure to be one of the biggest targets now that Republicans have won back the House, but there have been few details on exactly what programs will see their budgets slashed.

Senator-elect Rand Paul (R-KY) probably surprised some Republicans Sunday when he said he would be willing to cut military spending.

"Yes, yes," Paul responded when asked if he would vote for defense cuts. In doing so, he highlighted the libertarian streak among some of the candidates propelled to office by the tea party movement. Like his father, Ron Paul, Rand Paul is considered to be at the libertarian end of the GOP's political spectrum, and libertarians have long been calling for a scaling back of US military ambitions.

In that respect, the new Congress could see some infighting among traditional Republican war-hawks and those seeking to do battle with the deficit.

"You need ... compromise on where the spending cuts come from," Paul told ABC's Christiane Amanpour. "Republicans traditionally say, oh, we'll cut domestic spending, but we won't touch the military. The liberals -- the ones who are good -- will say, oh, we'll cut the military, but we won't cut domestic spending."
(Raw Story, emphasis added). We recently discussed, in the series "Mystery of Compromise vs. Capitulation", the actual meaning of "compromise", predicting that the media lackeys of MOMCOM will pervert the actual meaning during this upcoming debate on excessive military spending.

The Dredd Blog post "Your Health Is Their Number 1 Enemy?!" points out that some intellectual warmongers think that the single greatest enemy to the military is American health insurance.

The MOMCOM media will attempt to drown out voices like Ron & Rand Paul, who understand we are in serious danger economically from a MOMCOM gone very wild.

1 comment:

  1. I watched the ABC interview, and Paul was quick to waffle when she tried to pin him down on specifics, which is to be expected. I commend him for at least addressing the issues of continuing to fund two wars and targeting waste, but as I recall, the dems were spouting off about the same stuff way back in 2004 and look where we are now.

    Paul will need a lot of help to push his agenda, but the question is, where will he find it? Call me a sceptic, but I think he'll be bought off or simply marginalized before he is able to enact much of it. With his well publicized extreme views, he'll be an easy target for the MOMCOM smear machine.

    I expect deficit reduction to amount to little more than a lot of nibbling around the edges for PR purposes. Politicians simply don't get reelected for stiffing their constituents and continued defict spending is far too easy to blame on someone else.