In a radio interview today, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., fired back at President Obama’s claim that “extreme” Republican lawmakers were holding the nation for “ransom,” blasting what he, in turn, called Obama’s “extreme positions.” . . .
“I don’t think it is an extreme position to say that government should spend only what comes in,” stated Paul, speaking on Aaron Klein’s WABC Radio show.
“Every American family knows that that’s how you have to lead your life. And so that’s not an extreme position.”
“I think what is an extreme position is that the president has added 7 trillion dollars in debt in five years. By the time he gets through with eight years, it is projected that he will add more debt than all the presidents combined,” Paul said.
“What’s important for our country to succeed, not just the Republican Party but for our country, is that we restore, repair, and continue to revive the American dream," Paul said.
"This isn’t about whether you are currently on welfare, whether you’re currently picking crops or you’re currently poor," the senator explained. "It’s about the dream of opportunity in our country.”
Sen. Paul noted that "people 'have crossed oceans and come on overfull, leaky boats to get here and escaped tyranny around the world," according to WND. "They came, he said, 'for freedom, and they also came and found prosperity'."
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