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ABC News: Rand Paul's 'The Tea Party Goes to Washington'

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Rand Paul, the newly elected senator from Kentucky, discusses the history of the Tea Party and why they must now take a stand and not compromise in his new book, "The Tea Party Goes to Washington." A Tea Party member and Republican, Paul has been vocal in advocating for a balanced budget, a plan for which he explains in his new book.


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Debbie's picture

Wow, I could hardly stand to watch Steponallofus, but Rand

did great! He carried the ball in his court . . go Rand!


I'm quickly getting to

I'm quickly getting to believe in Rand.

Go Rand

but the people will baaa baaa baaa

Go Rand but...


f** education system andtv

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The GOP Politburo...

... must be running scared... they failed to co-opt another Paul. He is a true leader. He takes the initiative and tackles tough issues. What a breath of fresh air. We need all Ron Paul's children in Congress.

Plano TX

This guy has done what it

This guy has done what it takes to get elected and then becomes rock solid with the Liberty message like his old man. Smart Rand. Me likey.


A senator with a pair!! Political correctness is an infection that Rand does not suffer from. Journalist better come prepared or be embarrassed. VIVA LA CONSTITUTION !!!!


‎"I won't vote to go to war unless I would send my kids there, or I would go myself"
- Senator Rand Paul.

Seriously, how can any voter not support this kind of mature and rational approach to foreign policy?

Freedom Wins!

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That is the best statement about war

that I've heard from a politician. If he follows through consistently with that stated principle, he will have a real chance to make the current course of U.S. foreign policy uncomfortable for some congresscritters.
Obama? somehow i see him power-centered enough to send his kids, just as the Queen of England sent one of her sons.

George Stephanopolis is an A-HOLE !!!!

I remember the Ron Paul interview, I guess you all do as well.

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

Teachers are paid very well?

Other than social workers, teachers salaries are one of the lowest of any profession that requires a 4 year college degree and certification. How about the "private sector"?...they even make less. This country isn't in the situation it's in because of collective bargaining for public employees. Since when did teachers become the enemy? There is more revolt over middle income america and the benefits they might or might not receive than all of the billions of dollars in government bailouts to the fraudulent banking industry and automotive industry. Are we supposed to be against all unions? The UAW and it's practices put a bad name and a bad taste in many peoples mouths over what unions are and what they are supposed to do. I don't hear anyone complaining about UPS..BIG BROWN? They are union. Does this mean everyone here is for the OWNERS in the NFL? The same owners that leave it up to taxpayers to pay for their massive palaces so they can then charge the taxpayers that built the stadiums overpriced tickets and overpriced parking and overpriced everything? But...I must digress...as long as there are people foolish enough to spend thousands of dollars and 4 or more years of their time and energy obtaining a degree that gets them neither money nor respect let it continue.


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i don't think people should be judged by

categories usually. There are some good teachers, but I was briefly a student teacher and know first hand that most who stay are conformists. The reasons are many: a subsidized government monopoly with little competition allowed -- little incentive for innovation, efficiency, improvement. All gov. unions negotiate with pols who have no stake in keeping down costs; indeed the politician's incentive is to spend and bribe recipient-voters.
As for a college degree, teacher's ed is the easiest of all ed. programs, filled with many slackers and those drawn to static rules and regs. instead of creativity. That is why they teach: 1. obedience 2. government propaganda 3. p.c. fads.

As far as cheap babysitting as one comment below suggests, government drones mostly are not good role models, and when you have 30 - 60 kids imprisoned in a class there's a lot unsavory peer pressure, bullying, etc. which teachers are mostly ineffectual to stop.

After decades of graduating more and more illiterates and "educating" a dependent populace of clueless couch potatoes who wouldn't know a principle or logical train of thought if it smacked them in the nose, we owe the gov. ed. workers little thanks. We won't have good education until there is real competition from home schools, neighborhood coop schools, etc.

Let's not forget

That teachers have nearly four months off during the year.

Are you sick of overpaid teachers?

Are you sick of highly paid teachers?

Teachers' hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or10 months a year! It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do - babysit!

We can get that for less than minimum wage.

That's right. Let's give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan-- that equals 6 1/2 hours).

Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day...maybe 30? So that's $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day.

However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations.


That's $585 X 180= $105,300

per year. (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries).

What about those special

education teachers and the ones with Master's degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an

hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year.

Wait a minute -- there's

something wrong here! There sure is!

The average teacher's salary

(nation wide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days

= $277.77/per day/30

students=$9.25/6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student--a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!) WHAT A DEAL!!!!

Teachers are not overpaid by any stretch of the imagination. They are just overpaid because they are the scapegoats for the system that is broke.


The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

Hear, hear!

Our children are our future - they deserve better paid teachers!
Bump for our kids and their teachers!!

"Stand up for what you believe in. Even if you stand alone."
~ Sophie Magdalena Scholl
"Let it not be said that we did nothing."
~ Ron Paul
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi


please, let us not forget that fact. Forgive me...I have the flu and I'm not thinking correctly. I agree with all of you now. In fact let's lower teachers salaries even more...I'm sick and tired of seeing all the teachers I know driving around in fancy cars and living in upscale neighborhoods. Most of you in here probably were on the bandwagon against the dixie chicks right? Just shut up and sing!....How about the Tea Party adopt a new motto for teachers that we can't stand....Just shut up and teach!


It looks like

you are thinking just fine! Lol!
Yeah, yeah and while we're at it, let's support The Americans for Prosperity group, a Tea Party group that is a Koch Brothers front, who has put up a website and petition called www.standwithwalker.com. The website attacks all collective bargaining – not just for public employees’ unions. Blah.

More about that here:

"Stand up for what you believe in. Even if you stand alone."
~ Sophie Magdalena Scholl
"Let it not be said that we did nothing."
~ Ron Paul
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Is UPS a publicly funded institution ?

I don't mind unions as long as I have a choice on whether or not to PAY THEM in using a service they provide or a product they make. It's in the working for the money that comes by my CHOICE to patronize not a choice of force over losing my property because I didn't pay..ie TAXES...Makes a big differnce.
People also make a choice in where they work or do not work, if it doesn't pay enough find another job. SOCIALISM DOESN'T
WORK !! We seeing the fruits now, although if you read the CAFRs
for ALL THESE STATES they should have retired their tax systems long ago..Read the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports for your state and tell me how it is they're going broke ? All part of the same fraud, the same lie. This is just like the mortgage companies taking no risk or consideration in making these non loans going bankrupt, committing bankruptcy fraud, now the states are attempting to follow suit. IT'S B.S. PEOPLE

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

Is UPS a publicly funded institution?

No. Never claimed that it was or that the UAW was either. Teachers do not make great pay and certainly not the 80 to 90 thousand that Rand Paul claims. I agree that it is a choice and it seems a choice that less and less people should make. As for the rest of what you said....ok....but I'm not sure why it was tagged in a reply to what I said.


Teacher's salary includes benefits

With the benefits package the teachers in Wisconsin make close to $90k a year. They make about $50k salary + $44k benefits. That is a hefty package. However, $50k really isn't a living for someone who spends 5 years in college and has to take continuing ed, etc. to maintain certification. So, I don't believe it is too much. The problem is, when it is taxpayers paying the benefits and the money is not there, something has to give. They need to start contributing more to their retirement package, etc. If the taxpayers can't retire, then why should the public employees be able to?


The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

Rand is Slippery & not sure George sensed that

Rand was toying with him to a degree. Very very quick this one, has that rare gift of high intelligence along with stout common sense. Which no doubt is a result of his non silver spoon up bringing. He can relate well to the common man's woe & this fact will become more evident as he proceeds along his journey.

Now if he can just learn restraint & not be so quick to lay his deck out on the table, show a card or two but no more.

"You Cannot Stop An Idea Whose Time Has Come"

Has any other politician said what Rand just said?

I can not for the life of me recall a time where I heard a politician say that we shouldn't go to war unless I am willing to send my children or myself. That was a slam dunk.

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I liked it too

given a media-determined unanswerable question that should be more honestly stated for the soundbite they want "Rand Paul supports massacre?". He had a great response.

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Rand Paul, a true statesman.

Rand Paul, a true statesman.

"The casualty of partisanship is objectivity."

F you

I speak here with anger about once a year, and here it comes. If you can't trust Carol Paul for God's sake, what do you live in a bunker? To those here who bashed Rand, held back their dollars and their volunteerism for him, don't get to comfortable in your seat on the bandwagon. You held your dollars, you nit-picked and complained, actions that could have gotten Trey Grayson or Jack Conway elected instead of the most liberty minded Senator in half a century.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

Thanks for the bitch slap, ....guilty as charged.

I Didn't contribute to or help Rand's campaign, infact I worried he was a closet neocon... now he has neocons worrying he is a closet libertarian.

Rand really has been making me sit up and take notice and I am quickly getting excited about Rand.

But time will tell. The thing about Ron Paul is you know where he stands, not just this year, but for the last 40 years. He switched on one issue, the death penalty, and came to realize that that is just too much power for the state to have and way too many guilty "mistakes" are made regularly.

Ran gave me a scary feeling during the campaign over the war issue.... on this we will soon learn more about Rand.

I can tell you this, you were RIGHT. Thanks for the bitch slap... I shoulda woulda coulda supported Rand Paul.

In peace and liberty,

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You're not perfect, I'm not

You're not perfect, I'm not perfect, Rand Paul is not perfect, nor his Dad. I sometimes lose patience with the tendency to make the perfect the enemy of the great. Rand has been great thus far, and it's cause for celebration. Way to man-up by the way Treg, shows courage.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

Time will tell if he's as

Time will tell if he's as good as his father. He's off to a great start and I'm rapidly becoming a fan. I gave Rand money during his campaigns, but he gave me a swarmy politician feel on more than one occasion.


He is conning the con's. He is a very smart man and is playing their game.

Hold your horses, folks

At the time of this reply there are only 22 comments, but they are all basically of the "I'm behind him 100%, he's sounding just like his dad" type.

Rand is going to propose Social Security reform so "it will be solvent in perpetuity?" Does anyone here think that's his dad's position? That, coupled with his very dangerous promotion of a constitutional convention for a completely unnecessary balanced budget amendment is a bit scary. He has said and done some great stuff in just a few weeks since becoming Senator, but let's not make the mistake of thinking that this guy is his dad - hold his feet to the fire just like you would anyone else.

No King but Jesus, no President but Ron Paul

This isn't the 'Ron Paul is

This isn't the 'Ron Paul is God' site. This site is "dedicated to restoring Constitutional government to the United States of America.' Rand's plan for Social Security is more workable than his fathers and I support it. In fact, I'll bet Ron does too. Same for a balanced budget amendment. A practical move toward the best goal.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.