… oh and Dan Coats is a lobbyist, John Kasich is a TV personality and Pat Toomey wants to do away with Social Security and make it easier for companies to outsource your jobs. These and other myths will soon be exploded for you, dear teabaggies, but thanks for playing.
In an interview with the conservative website Newsmax yesterday, Sen.-elect Rand Paul (R-KY) said he opposes any effort by Republicans to shut down the federal government, as they did when Bill Clinton was president in 1995. “I think shutting down the government is a mistake. Nobody really wants that. That’s sort of government by chaos,” Paul said. “What you really want is government where we say, ‘We have several months to discuss this. Let’s go ahead and have a budget.’”
Paul told Newsmax that he wants this budget discussion to start around the goal of an almost immediately balanced budget: “We’ll give them a choice: Balance it in one year, balance it in two years. We’ll give them a choice,” he told Newsmax. “But I think balancing it over a 30- or 40-year period is not reasonable. And I think that we may not have 30 or 40 years to balance the budget before we have a crisis in this country.
Meanwhile, on the other side of reality…