Rand Paul: Budget Deal 'Shameful,' 'Huge Mistake'Submitted by emalvini on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 02:23
Rand Paul: Budget Deal 'Shameful,' 'Huge Mistake'
By Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times | December 11, 2013, 10:36AM
Sen. Rand Paul added his name to the list of lawmakers opposing the bipartisan budget deal carved out between House and Senate negotiators, saying it is “shameful” to restore previously agreed to spending cuts in exchange for promises of future deficit reduction.
Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican and likely 2016 presidential contender, said that the two-year spending proposal is like many that have come before it.
“There is a recurring theme in Washington budget negotiations. It’s ‘I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today,’” Mr. Paul said in a statement. “I think it’s a huge mistake to trade sequester cuts now for the promise of cuts later.”