Senator Rand Paul delivered the Tea Party’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union address last night. This morning the Senator, who Glenn believes is the first Libertarian to have a real shot at becoming President of the United States, joined the radio program to discuss his thoughts on the President’s speech, his response, Chris Kyle, and more.
TheBlaze was the only TV network to carry Senator Paul’s response last night, in which Rand proposed a 5-year balanced budget plan which would introduce a 17% flat tax and cuts to regulations on American businesses. The Senator explained to Glenn that would of the motivations behind his plan is the idea that “revenue neutral” tax reform will somehow benefit the economy.
“Revenue neutral does nothing for the economy,” he explained. “It means one person will pay less and another person will pay more.”
He went on to explain that if you really want to stimulate the economy, you have to leave more money in the economy. The GOP is not doing the things that have won them elections in the past, Paul explained.
“We need to be bold. We need to say what we’re for, and we need to explain that we’re for less money up here and more money in the hands of those who earned it,” he told Glenn.
“If you really want to stimulate the economy, you need to do some dramatic things. Because money goes where it’s welcome, and it’s not welcome in the U.S., so it’s going to other countries,” the Senator added.
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Noted investor, free market advocate, and author Jim Rogers during an interview with Glenn Beck on Wednesday said that Tuesday’s State of the Union address makes you wonder whether President Barack Obama is “delusional” or just a good liar.
Our “debt is physically impossible to pay off,” Rogers said after Beck asked whether the country has passed the point of no return. “We are the largest debtor nation in the history of the world.”
“If everybody paid 100 percent of their earnings as taxes, we still couldn’t pay it off,” he added.
The famed investor then turned his attention to the president’s statement last night that our economy is getting stronger.
“Mr. Obama said last night that everything is great,” Rogers said, much to Beck’s amusement. He added: “He said that everything is great and that the middle class is on the way back and everything is fine now.”
“I mean, the man is delusional. I was really afraid when I saw that,” he continued on a more serious note. “It’s delusional. It was frightening.”
“I don’t know if he believed it or if he was just lying,” Rogers added….
Read the rest of the article and watch the video at The Blaze.
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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told USA TODAY Wednesday that he is prepared to put a “hold” on John Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA, and to filibuster it if necessary, until the administration answers his questions about the use of drones in the United States.
Paul said he would do “whatever it takes” to delay Brennan’s confirmation until he directly answers whether American citizens legally can be killed by drone strikes within the United States…