Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Sen. Rand Paul Delivers Response to President's State of the Union Address
◼ RAND PAUL GIVES HIS OWN RESPONSE TO STATE OF THE UNION: REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS MISDIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM AS TOO LITTLE GOVERNMENT’ - Jason Howerton/The Blaze
Paul cited former President Ronald Reagan when he made the argument that “government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem.”
“If we don’t understand the cause of joblessness, we’ll have trouble fixing it,” Paul said. “As we entered into the Great Recession, Republicans and Democrats misdiagnosed the problem as too little government. So they gave us more government in the form of bank bailouts and a government stimulus plan.”
The fact of the matter is, he explained, the government doesn’t create jobs very well, he said.
President Obama’s plan to address poverty “recycles worn-out ideas that haven’t worked in the past.”
“His idea is that we should make it easier to funnel federal dollars back to local governments. I think it would be better not to take the money from businesses in the first place,” Paul said. “We need real jobs created in the real world, not more empty government promises.”