Rand Paul Slams GOP for Budget that ‘Never Balances’

‘Why would we vote on a budget that adds $9.7 trillion to the debt?’

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PAUL: "The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same. Republicans won the White House. Republicans control the Senate. Republicans control the House. And what will the first order of business be for the new Republican majority? 

To pass a budget that never balances. To pass a budget that will add $9.7 trillion of new debt over ten years. Is that really what we campaigned on? Is that really what the Republican Party represents? Our first order of business will be a budget that never balances. A budget that adds $9.7 trillion to the debt, and they tell us, “Oh, but it’s not a budget.” If you listen, they will say, “No, no. It is a ‘vehicle to repeal ObamaCare.’” And yet I have the title in front of me. It says a “Concurrent Resolution for the budget of 2017.” 

We have special rules when you pass the budget that we may be able to repeal ObamaCare, and I’m all for that. But why should we vote on a budget that doesn’t represent our conservative view? Why would we vote on a budget that adds $9.7 trillion to the debt?" 

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