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Published On: Sun, Oct 23rd, 2016

Rand Paul returns $620,000 to the US Treasury

Following in the footsteps of his father, former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, U.S. Senator Rand Paul announced recently that he saved more than $620,000 from his official FY 2016 operating budget, bringing the total amount Dr. Paul has returned to the taxpayers to over $3,000,000 since taking office in January 2011.

photo 401(K) 2012 via Flickr

photo 401(K) 2012 via Flickr

“It’s easy to picture Washington’s out-of-control spending as a massive, untamable beast,” said Dr. Paul. “So I determined to show change is possible by starting in the area under my control, while working everywhere else I could to stop ‘business as usual.’

“I promised Kentuckians I would stand for smaller, more efficient government, balanced budgets, and spending restraint. I’m proud my staff and I have kept that pledge while operating one of the most active federal offices.”

Dr. Paul has also led the way for reform by introducing a five-year balanced budget and issuing a weekly “Waste Report” to shine a spotlight on reckless federal spending.

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  1. Raymond says:

    I would like to nominate you for the first person to clone.

  2. Maxwell says:

    How about not spending any of our money.

    You never returned anything. You just didnt spend it.

    Big deal

    • Ryan says:

      Somebody has to pay the debt created by our ancestors.

      Not spending it is as close to returning it as we will ever see in our lifetimes.

  3. News You Can Use for October 26, 2016 says:

    […] Republicans are actually Republican – Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has returned more than $3 MILLION in operating costs to the people of Kentucky since being elected to the […]

  4. Susan Anne says:

    He who can be trusted in small things also can be in large ones.

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