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RAND PAUL HAS A ‘DOOMSDAY PLAN!’

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Like many of you, I tire of hearing the term ‘fiscal cliff‘ being thrown in our faces 24/7 via the mainstream media of all venues for weeks now. Seems Rand Paul has a plan that makes sense to me, but that’s just me.

One thing’s for sure…knowing how the congress-critters work, this most likely will go nowhere when it comes to the gutless wonders we have for leaders on the GOP side of the aisle. Plus, we know what the msm will do no matter what…even if Paul’s strategy happened to take place.

See what you think. – This is via The Hill:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that a plan by which Republicans in the House would vote “present” and allow Democrats to raise tax rates would ultimately be better than agreeing to a “fiscal cliff” compromise so that Republicans wouldn’t have ownership of a potential economic recession.

“I think if we go halfway, or we split the difference with him, then both parties have their hands on it,” Paul said during an appearance on Fox News. “When we go into recession, it’ll be confusing.”

Paul said the so-called “doomsday plan,” under which Republicans would allow Democrats to repeal the fiscal cliff’s automatic cuts and increase tax rates, with the intention of fighting for entitlement cuts during a debt-ceiling negotiation in early 2013, could be politically opportune.

The Republican senator said the tax-rate increases would become, like the president’s signature healthcare reform, “a Democrat juggernaut.”

“Their fingerprints will be on it, ours won’t,” Paul said.

The freshman senator also bemoaned what he saw as an unwillingness for Congress to address needed austerity efforts.

“As long as we’re spending $3 million to study what monkeys do when they’re on methamphetamine, that means we haven’t started cutting up here,” Paul said.

Paul also insisted his objections were practical, not ideological.

“If I thought raising taxes were going to be good for the economy, I’d say ‘do it.’ But I think it will be the opposite,” Paul said.

 

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  1. Weldor

    December 13th, 2012

    I like it.

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  2. Hawaiian

    December 13th, 2012

    Thankfully, Rand isn’t batsh!t crazy like his Pop.

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  3. Maudie N Mandeville

    December 13th, 2012

    On another site, a liberal commenter on this story was upset at this tactic. He accused Republicans of “letting this country burn rather than negotiate”. And that WILL be the MSM meme. Republicans could have done something about the problems that are occurring now in 2014, ’15, ’16, but they just voted ‘present’ back in 2012.

    In other words, allowing their Democrats to do what they want will ruin the country and it will be the Republicans fault. (I know the logic is hard to follow, but hey!, their Democrats)

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  4. Tabby

    December 13th, 2012

    @Maudie N Mandeville – To those that would accuse Republicans of “letting it burn”, I would ask “who’s the arsonist? How did this fire start?”..Because any way you look at it, it’s the democrats!
    We can trace things back as far as the housing collapse or we can go back as far as FDR & The New Deal… Heck, I’ll even take it as far back as the birth of the Republican party when they were fighting the racist slave owning democrats! I know with any libtards argument, facts are on my side so I will always win. ;-)
    We need to be pro-active & not cower to militant leftists because if we each enlightened just 1 useful idiot, they’d never be take political control again! The rest will change as minds & hearts do. I believe we can take back the narrative we just have to let RINO’s stop speaking for us.
    The left may have public education & the media but we have the facts… And folks tend to get PO’d when they realize they’ve been played a fool! We have 2 years before the next election. Let’s start an outreach & each work as hard as possible to educate a lib. *S*
    Here’s another fantastic idea!
    http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/12/buy-up-and-run-what-you-can-close-down-what-you-cant/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LegalInsurrection+(Le%C2%B7gal+In%C2%B7sur%C2%B7rec%C2%B7tion)

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  5. factslady

    December 13th, 2012

    The Republicans would just be emulating Obama, who spent most of his political career voting “present.”

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  6. Tabby

    December 13th, 2012

    I should have said we need to stop letting RINO’s speak for us! durp. :-D

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  7. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    December 13th, 2012

    This idea has some initial appeal, but I have a couple of problems with it. First, a lot of people did vote in some Congress critters who at least promised to try to stop the Democrat’s insanity (I’m in California, so few of these folks made it to Congress), and they should probably try to do the best they can since they promised to do that.

    Second, the Democrats represent the party of stupid, and the dialogue will eventually devolve into “the Republicans are responsible” anyway. If the Republicans cause stalemate in the fiscal discussions, Democrats will believe that the Republicans are responsible for the economic melt down. If the Republicans let the Democrats carry on, then the Democrats will blame the Republicans for not being responsible and stopping the madness that caused an economic melt down. May as well be hanged for a goat than as a sheep.

    Not that your average Democratic voter will care what explanation they are spoon fed by their masters anyway. So long as the Democrats promise to love and support anyone and everyone’s loopy issue, and so long as the Democrats act like they care about anyone, and so long as the Democrats promise to keep the freebies coming, your average Democrat voter is satisfied.

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  8. Bad Brad

    December 13th, 2012

    Wyatt:
    I’m a big fan of the idea, here’s why. The Repubs carry on down the road they are currently on this is going to drag out for at least four years while the Obamantion continues to destroy our country, values, and trample all over our constitution. The sooner the average idiot that voted for this clown starts to feel the pain, the faster we can get the ship righted. I say let them have their way now, and make them own it.

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  9. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    December 13th, 2012

    @Bad Brad: We had a brief discussion a few weeks ago concerning California, and at that time I indicated that maybe we should just speed up towards the inevitable train wreck. I’m not overly opposed to Rand Paul’s idea, although I still believe the Democrats will still end up blaming Republicans, and the dim bulbs that vote Democrat will buy into this.

    If the Democrats end up having their way – and this may be likely regardless of what Republicans do – and the economy tanks even further – which it probably will do – the Democrats still will not “own it.” Democrats do not own up to anything they do – this lack of responsibility is a big reason we are in the trouble that we are in.

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  10. Bad Brad

    December 13th, 2012

    Wyatt: They will blame us anyway. As a business owner the only way I see to save whats left of the economy is a strategy like Rand Paul is proposing. Not many will survive more of this whacked idea of how the economy should run and what part government plays in it. Let’s jump in with both feet and see how they like it. Truth be told he’s coming after their money too. This let it burn strategy would more then likely occur simultaneously with California hitting rock bottom. After all we are way ahead of the rest of the country.

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  11. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    December 13th, 2012

    @Bad Brad: California – leading from the pits. I like it.

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  12. Bad Brad

    December 13th, 2012

    Wyatt: Did you see where Cali’s Cap and Trade is going to net less then 15% of the anticipated revenue? Who are these people? Any guess how long the would hold a job in the private sector? Mean while I’m sure they’ll get a raise and a promotion working for the state, hell, they were only off 85%.

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  13. Kevin R.

    December 13th, 2012

    I wish everyone would just get sensible and serious about solving the real problems faced by our nation by getting together and taking all the progressives in congress, dragging them out in the road, tarring and feathering them, strapping them onto rails and riding them out of the country never to be allowed to set foot on American soil ever again.

    I really like that solution.

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  14. Tim

    December 13th, 2012

    “… let them have their way …”

    You realize, of course, there’s no turning back short of civil war?

    As far as I can tell, from my rudimentary grasp of History, civil war is inevitable if people decide they don’t care to be slaves to socialistic parasites. The fight becomes more difficult as people become more parasitic as the country collapses economically. Bernanke has already promised to double the inflationary spiral into the economic maelstrom. This has NEVER worked to any nation’s good.

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  15. Bad Brad

    December 13th, 2012

    Tim:
    It’s going to happen anyway. And right now the American populous is frog in a frying pan. Let’s crank the heat up real fast and see what happens.

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  16. scr_north

    December 13th, 2012

    The Dems would still blame the GOP when the economy was torched much the same as a drunk who kills someone with their car blames the bartender for serving him. The media would support as well so it would probably work. Having said that, I’d like to see happen anyway. You never know when a tsunami of common sense will roll over a country.

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  17. way past pist

    December 13th, 2012

    last i saw of ComRand Paul’s DOOMSDAY PLAN on immigration, it sure seemed like he was willing to let the fucking illegals ‘work off’ their fucking AMNESTY in two of three years at full wages and then maybe get the right to vote in 10 or 15 years **which will be WAIVED by a DEM pResident whenever they need the extra votes**

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