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What Rand Paul’s Defense Spending Proposal Tells Us About His 2016 Strategy

By Katie Zezima | March 26, 2015

On Wednesday, Paul proposed increasing defense spending by nearly $190 billion over the next two years. The amendment was first reported by Time Magazine.


Paul proposes that the increased money would be offset by cutting $21 billion from foreign aid -- a position he has taken before, calling for "not one penny more" to "haters of America" including China and Pakistan. Paul sees foreign aid as being closely tied to defense, as it can be used to bolster portions of foreign military programs. In 2011, he called for an end to all foreign aid, but moderated last year, proposing to freeze it at $5 billion.

He also wants to ax $14 billion from the National Science Foundation and climate change research, $10 billion from the EPA and Department of Commerce, $20 billion from the Department of Education and $41 billion from HUD.

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2016 brawl breaks out on Senate floor – Paul lashes Cruz, Rubio for ‘dangerous' and ‘reckless' positions on government spending

By Manu Raju
3/26/15 5:38 PM EDT

The 2016 Republican nomination contest spilled onto the Senate floor Thursday, turning a marathon budget debate into a battle over which candidate is prepared to lead the country at a time of war.

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Rand Paul just trolled the hell out of Cruz and Rubio on the defense budget

Kevin Boyd, Rare Contributor
Posted on March 26, 2015 5:03 pm

Many were shocked at news Thursday that Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had proposed a senate amendment that would increase defense spending. Paul, who has long advocated for a smaller defense budget, proposed increasing defense spending to $696 billion via his amendment.

Earlier, fellow likely presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), along with Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), filed an amendment to increase defense spending to exactly that number.

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VIDEO: Senator Rand Paul Appears On Fox New's 'HANNITY' 3/24/15

Published on Mar 25, 2015
Sen. Rand Paul joins Sean Hannity to discuss Clinton hypocrisy, the future of the GOP and more.

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Armed 84-Year-Old Vet Turns the Tables on Robber, Gun-Owner Gets Bad Guy Running For His Life

"I pulled out my automatic and was getting ready to ventilate him," Jandebeur explained. "Once he saw my gun, he decided it was time to leave."

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Plane Crashed Deliberately By Young German Copilot

Sick and Grim
Germanwings Co-Pilot "Deliberately Destroyed" Airplane, Identified As 28-Year Old German Citizen

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American and Israeli military advisors were arrested while aiding Islamic State terrorists in Iraq.

American and Israeli military advisors were arrested while aiding Islamic State terrorists in Iraq.

Iraqi counter-terrorism forces arrested four foreign military advisors from the United States and Israel who were aiding the Islamic State, Iranian Tasnim News Agency reports.

ISIL is Secret American Army in Middle East – US Historian
Three of the arrested military advisors are dual citizens of the United States and Israel, while the fourth advisor is from a Persian Gulf country, Iraq’s Sarma News Agency said.

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Catherine Austin-Fitts translates the latest FOMC report into English!

Now it makes perfect sense! :) Mega thanks to Catherine...

Fed comments are in GREEN. Catherine Austin Fitts’ translation follows.

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The Superior Man

"The superior man examines his heart, that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause for dissatisfaction with himself.

That wherein the superior man cannot be equaled is simply this — his work, which other men cannot see."

"It is the way of the superior man to prefer the concealment of his virtue, while it daily becomes more illustrious.

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I'm 50/50 on Ted Cruz

My support will first and foremost go to Rand. If Rand can't win it? Well, Ron did endorse Cruz when he ran for senate. He was also invited to speak at LPAC 2014, which means he's libertarian enough for the campaign for liberty.

However, Rand came out of the gate seemingly hostile to Ted Cruz, which makes me Cruz's run an attempt to split the libertarian wing of the GOP? I mean, his wife works for Goldman Sachs (think Goldman Sachs relationship w/ the NWO...). And of course, Cruz is a warhawk.

But, to give points back to Cruz, he has come out against Sachs on their crony capitalism. Also, I can better deal with someone who I honestly disagree with, than the outright blatant liars that make up the elites in the GOP.

Don't flame me for this, I'm just thinking out loud.

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Stray Pit Bull Adopts Orphaned Kitten, Nurses Her Until Rescue Arrives

Being a spoiled rotten pit bull owner, I had to share this wonderful happy story. Awwwwwww

Love knows no bounds, and this unlikely family is living proof. In a remarkable story of survival despite the odds, a stray pit bull was found to be raising a helpless orphaned kitten, keeping the newborn alive with her life-giving milk.

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Ted Cruz Bugs Me
"Ted Cruz by Gage Skidmore 4" by Gage Skidmore. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

In order for fascism to continue to operate in government the powers that control it will do anything to retain their grip. If they think they will keep people placated by giving them "freedom" then they will give them "freedom". If they think that killing people will retain their power they will kill as many as it takes. Whatever it takes is their motto.

To me Ted Cruz feels like the candidate to quell the liberty fires that are alarming the powers that be. Ron Paul started something in the world that scares these people and they are acting to stop it with whatever means necessary.

I don't like Ted Cruz because he seems to talk down to everyone in a tone that's over sincere like a used car salesmen mimicking everything you say and do pretending to be your best liberty friend until you have to return the lemon he sold you.