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Published On: Mon, Oct 7th, 2013

Rand Paul defends government shutdown, defends GOP, says they’ll negotiate VIDEO

On Meet the Press with fill-in host Savannah Guthrie Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed the government shutdown, defended the attempts to reduce spending and proclaimed that the Republicans were “winning” the fight over the government shutdown.

“Do all of you have any idea how totally disgusted American people are with these antics?” Guthrie asked.

“These are all legitimate concerns,” Paul said. “The root of the problem is we are not passing appropriation bills like we should. We have twelve different appropriation bills, we should pass them one at a time. Government should never shut down if we do our job appropriately.”

Guthrie next asked if the shutdown of the government could negatively effect the GOP’s electoral chances in upcoming elections.

“It’s extremely bad for the president to shut down the government,” Paul continued, but conceded, “I think it’s bad for both parties, but the only way to get to a resolution is to negotiate. We’re willing to negotiate. We’re every day passing bills to repoen government and every day Harry Reid (D-NV) is vetoing every bill we send over…We’re the ones trying to open government, the Democrats are saying keep it closed. They like it being closed, they think they can beat up on us politically.”

“Why fall into the trap?” Guthrie asked. “If they think it’s hurting you more, and polls suggest perhaps it is, why are you allowing that to happen?”

“We think these things are important and worth fighting over,” Paul responded.

 

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  1. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) IS MAKING A BIG MISTAKE IF HE WANTS TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE KENYAN. REPUBLICANS’ CHANCES OF WINNING FUTURE ELECTIONS ARE GREATLY HEIGHTENED BY MAKING THE KENYAN LOOK LIKE A COMPLETE FOOL.

    THE TIME HAS COME FOR ALL OF THOSE CITIZENS WHO E-MAILED/WROTE TO THEIR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES ABOUT STOPPING Obamacare TO REALIZE THE ABOLISHMENT WILL ONLY COME AFTER ENDURING STRESSFUL TIMES. ON ABC’s “This Week,” George Stephanoupoulos ASKED Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew IF HE THOUGHT REPUBLICANS WERE SCARED IF Obamacare BECAME POPULAR WITH CITIZENS AFTER ITS FULL IMPLEMENTATION. TODAY, I HEARD ABOUT A POLL CLAIMING SEVENTY PERCENT OF AMERICANS WANT THE SHUTDOWN TO END. AND, ON MEMPHIS NEWS I HEARD TENNESSEE WILL NOT EXPAND ITS Medicaid program IN ORDER TO BE COMPATIBLE WITH Obamacare standards. IN ALL OF THIS, FEAR “RULES THE DAY.”

    Obamacare IS A DISASTER. REPUBLICANS NEED TO STAND FIRM AND LET THE LIE – KNOWN AS THE 17 OCTOBER “DEBT-CEILING” DEADLINE – HAPPEN.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

      CORRECTION – Chris Wallace [“Fox News Sunday”] INTERVIEWED Secretary Lew. BECAUSE OF THE NFL PREGAME SHOWS, I HAVE TO GO BACK-AND-FORTH BETWEEN “This Week” AND “Fox News Sunday.”

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