While Obama was recently addressing the aftermath of his sexist remarks on the charm and physical beauty of the attorney general of the state of California and the democrat leaders in the senate were busy finding ways and means to snatch the guns from the hands of the law-abiding citizens, there emerged the leader that the country most needed; namely senator Rand Paul. Senator Paul has recently proved that he is the serious leader our country wants most urgently amid President Obama and some democrat leadership obsession with petty and superficial issues. Senator Paul protested Obama’s usage of drones to kill American citizens and showed that kind of leadership that transcends the party lines. However, the most amazing of Senator Paul’s vision is his economic policies and budget plan.
Rand Paul’s economic plan for the United States is short and simple. In an interview with Glenn Beck, Senator Paul summarized his plan, “Money goes where it’s welcome and it’s not welcome in the US, so it’s going to other countries.”
Senator Paul opposes “revenue neutral” tax reform, saying that it does nothing for the economy. It simply means that one person pays less, while someone else pays more.
The senator proposes a flat 17% tax, a 5-year balanced budget plan, and cuts on regulations facing American businesses. The only thing that truly stimulates an economy is money in the economy, he says. His 5-year plan to balance the budget is practical not radical; it does not raise taxes, instead it stops and reverses the currently unsustainable federal spending in all areas. The subsequent flow of money within the economy then produces growing revenues. The plan extends tax cuts, eliminates 4 departments, addresses entitlement programs with final implementation in fy2016, and repeals Obamacare with all its subsequent taxes and regulations. While this may sound radical to some, the plan is indeed balanced in that it does not change social security or Medicare benefits and important responsibilities within the 4 eliminated departments are transferred to other existing departments (nuclear research and weapons are transferred from the dept. of energy to the defense department). For those of us seeking further education, an additional benefit is that Pell Grants are maintained despite the deletion of the dept. of education.
FreedomWorks once again rates Paul’s budget the “best of show” when compared against Paul Ryan’s plan, the official Republican plan, and the Democrats’ plan. Paul’s is the only one to genuinely tackle and reform entitlement spending (social security, Medicare, and Medicaid) by making participation voluntary and letting individuals opt into private accounts. Paul’s budget creates a single flat tax system and reduces regulatory pressures on American businesses.
Senator Paul demonstrates long-term interest in growing the economy. In 2011 he drafted an economic growth blueprint which promotes a pro-drilling policy on American soil to “expand U.S. industry and reduce the country’s reliance on Middle East oil.” The plan also cuts corporate tax rates to 25% from 35% and reduces the regulatory burden on American businesses.
If the senate which is controlled by the liberal democrats votes to accept Senator Paul’s plan, they will be doing all of us an historic favor as the country begins to turn around economically. If the president were really interested in robust vibrant American economy, he would have worked across the aisle and have embraced some of senator Paul’s visions; the thing which would benefited the whole country. All of us know that Obama did not do any of that. he insisted on his one-sided and short-visioned economic policies which broke the social fabric of the nation and lowered the living standards of the American people and increased the levels of poverty and misery.
Senator Rand Paul is the favorite of the freedom loving Americans in the 2016 presidential elections. Rumors are there that Senator Paul may need to face either Hilary Clinton or Joseph Biden in the general elections in 2016. The liberal media is already pondering that Clinton or Biden are beating Senator Paul in the polls. This is laughable. The absurdity of such predictions is that it shows how much the American voters are brainwashed by the entertainment media, new channels propaganda and the public education system. These three outlets misinform and disinform the voters and take them away from the solid constitutional policies, the ones embraced by the Senator Paul, and are given to the shallow policies conducted by the democrats such as Clinton or Biden though the history tells us that these two figures are notorious for being dishonest politicians or by unfaithful republicans such as McCain or Romney. So, Senator Paul has the solid constitutional economic plan that can restore American prosperity, leadership and exceptionalism; the challenge will be to guard against democrats’ smear propaganda and to teach the voters especially the young and immigrants the blessings of liberty and individualism inherent in the Constitution of the United States and will be defended only by the freedom-loving politicians such as Senator Rand Paul.