Is Rand Paul taking us for granted in shifting closer to the Neo-Con Right?Submitted by AtlantaIconoclast on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:21
I know that this movement is desperate for political victory, but are we so desperate that Rand knows he can shift to the neo-con right, without losing us? I am here to say that I will not support Rand Paul if he continues with this neo-con light agenda. Please, if you support Rand, and "stand with Rand," tell us how you reconcile what Rand has recently proposed with what Ron Paul has taught us about the MIC. I think there is still time to send Rand a message. We are not to be taken for granted.
In the excerpt below, from an opinion piece on Rand at http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/03/sen_rand_pauls_a..., we see that Rand is proposing increasing "Defense" spending by $126 billion! Outrageous. I am sure that will go down well with those on the Left who might be open to a more libertarian path, as long as the Pentagon gets big cuts, just like the social programs get. Remember how Ron Paul always said he would FIRST cut the Pentagon! And only then would we have a gradual closing or diminution of the social programs?
"Paul would also cut the global footprint of our military and ask our allies to provide more for their own defense, a laudable sentiment. But don’t think he is only capable of cutting. Even though he would reduce our global defense footprint, he’d increase defense spending by $126 billion. Yes, food inspections and disease research will be cut by 20%, but the Defense Department will be force fed money that even they will have trouble finding ways to spend. In Paul’s world, providing for the common defense means gold plated bullets, but pandemic prevention on the cheap."
Rand IS taking us for granted. And how can anyone justify surrounding himself with neocons in his "foreign policy team"? http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/03/the-neocons-aro...
Please do try to defend this crap. I am very curious.