Interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

I just completed an interview (along with a few more bloggers) with Sen. Rand Paul. The initial focus was his bill to eliminate $500 billion in federal spending in the next year alone. Details on his proposal are here. Department of Energy – gone. Department of Education – a shadow of its present self. Good stuff.

He’s not stopping there. He’ll have a proposal for both Medicare and Social Security in about two weeks. The focus seems to be raising the age for younger Americans to avoid drastic increases in contribution rates. Those under 55, he said, have time to prepare for a few extra years before SS kicks in. I’ll talk to him further about that – I’ll be 52 in a few weeks.

In my second question, I asked about coal and the new regs being written right now.  My source data is here and here.


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