Rand Paul: ‘The president is making stuff up’

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., didn’t hold back on criticism of President Obama’s sequestration scare tactics in a Friday appearance on Fox News’ “Happening Now.”

When asked by host Jenna Lee what his message would be to viewers, Paul let loose.

“I would say balderdash. It’s untrue, unfair, dishonest, disingenuous,” he said. “The president is making stuff up.”

Paul noted that while local taxes foot most of the bill for police and firefighters, Obama says they will be affected by the sequester.

“It’s not true. The sequester is a slowdown in the rate of growth of government,” Paul explained. “It’s the least we can do.”

NewsBusters accused the media of not telling the public the truth about “just how small these cuts are in relation to the size of the budget and the economy and therefore how inconsequential they’re going to be.”

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  • http://facebook stanley

    obama double talk champion bullshit artist.

    • http://toqonline.com Patriot

      this is not left vs right, GOP vs Dems or Statism vs liberty.

      Love to all, hatred to no one, but why are hostile globalist elite supporting Israel as a Jewish ethnostate with Jewish only immigration, but turning white majority Europe and North America into a multi-ethnic multi-cultural Gulag with dystopian non-White colonization?

      Why do gullible Whites kowtow like puppies to hostile Jewish elite, who bleed White soldiers in suicidal wars, subvert our central banks, control our violence/sex saturated mass media, control our treasonous intelligence agencies, impose trillions in debt, plunder our wages?

      East Asia is 99% yellow, Africa is 99% Black, West Asia is 99% Brown. But 3rd world colonizers are annihilating Whites, just as Chinese colonizers are annihilating Tibet.

      "Native" Americans are not native. They invaded from East Asia. They massacred Solutrean White Europeans, who came first.

      White people should reject masochistic libertarianism and feminism. Love to all, hatred to no one, but Whites must unite and organize to advance their families, their fertility, their interests.

      toqonline.com/archives/v4n4/TOQv4n4MacDonald.pdf
      http://www.amazon.com/dp/0759672229

      • cyberbmcd

        Wow, it must really suck to be you.

  • Charles Queen

    Well he is right,it is nothing more than scare tactics but unfortunately for obozo his scare tactics no longer work for him.The best thing the gop can do is to stand firm and not give one single inch to obozo and the demo's.Let them take the blame for the problems they have created

  • Nick

    I like that Randal Paul more and more with each day that passes. he is the only one with any backbone to go in and balance the budget by taking down the welfare and the warfare lobbies.

    Rand Paul 2016.

  • Edwin Rohweller

    It's funny to me that the anchor gave no re-direct to Senator Paul. So many questions could be asked, but she didn't ask them. I don't get it. C'mon Fox News, I'm on your side and if there's one person who's gonna put things in better perspective for us, it's Rand Paul. Give him more time, ask him more questions.

    • nick51

      they didn't give him any follow up questions; because he would have eatin that little red head for lunch if she tried to play devils advocate. If it would have been Megan Kelly or Neil Cauvuto they may have engaged in a little deeper dialouge.

  • dana

    I think Rand Paul is speaking the truth and he's letting everyone know the truth about Obama and how much Obama is a FAKE yes I said the F word to Obama aka O-FAKE… I think Obama should of never been in the white house and once he is proven that he cheated to win Obama will be not President and I cant wait for the FBI gets enough stuff for O-FAKE and have him thown out of the white house for ever…Plus his wife wants a devorce because he's a lier and he's becoming a number one maked man in america now because all of his BS…And no I cant stand O-FAKE because everything that comes out of his mouth is crap and nothing no one wants to hear thats american…

  • Jessie

    800,000 gov't employs take a pay cut of 20% and work one day less a week.

    Repair and maintenance of Navy vessels delayed or stopped.

    Deployment of an entire carrier group (the Truman) canceled. Ike's deployment extended to compensate. (They've already been out for 6 months.)

    Tricare to be $2-3B short, may delay payment of medical bills of military families until the next FY. (Hopefully they'll get paid before our servicemembers get collection notices or get dropped from their already difficult to find providers.) MTF's will be funded to maintain readiness of AD members, but I would be surprised if they did not cut back availability for families and retirees that go to them, especially considering a large number of civilians are employed there and they may be subject to furlough.

    All your righteous indignation is clouding your head, Dr. Paul. When the public realizes how badly this is going to affect our communities and how much it's going to hurt our military, they'll demand an end to it. President Obama will get what he wants. Probably everything he wants. You may be able to save face a little but pulling that little trick that Boehner did during the shutdown fight, but some of us will know.

    I'm sick of losing. I'm sick of watching my party get their butts smacked at the hands of a community organizer barely old enough to tell me to get off his lawn. You all are incompetent, and I had such high hopes for you. Someone needs to lead us. I kinda thought it would be you.

    • Shawn

      When the country is broke, cuts need to be made somewhere. It's no different for the nation. I can't go to the store with no money and just walk out with groceries. It is going to hurt, so do so many in this nation right now. We need to live within our means. Cut out goldfish spending, that is just the tip of the iceberg. cut out pork barrel legislation, impose term limits on congress. Their is little wisdom in Washington, but they sure no how to pad their own pockets and make sure they don't lose a dime. Obama should be impeached and removed from office for the illegal things has done. he is a traitor that has put us in more debt than the last three presidents combined and he wants more? I have some ocean front property to sell you.

    • Pat O

      People…do the simple math….there is no 20% pay cut. They are threatening to furlough Gov't employees for 22 days. There are 2080 hours in a work year-divided by 8 (hrs per day)= 260 work days in a year. 22 Divided by 260 = 0.0846 % And you know it's just a threat…they are not really going to do it. Also Obama keeps crying that teachers, first responders, police, firemen,hospitals etc will not be available if the sequester is enacted. Since when are these people on the federal payroll? I always thought local taxes paid for these services. It's all a sham…hold firm Repubs.

      • Jessie

        Ok, I'll do the math. They would be furloughed starting toward the end of April and then until the end of this fiscal year, Sept 31. Fridays… May to September… That works out to… 22 days.

      • Fed worker

        Your math is not so good. We are looking at one day furlough per pay period, perhaps two. We work ten days per pay period. One day out of ten is ten percent. Basic math. Two days per pay period would be 20 %, and DoD is facing that. Many notices have already gone out. The sad thing is that we are the ones being punished and placed in financial hardship because the folks in DC can't figure it out. I am just an employee trying to do a job.

        • Jessie

          The dod has said that the furlough for fiscal year 2013 will be one day per week from April to September. There are no questions about this. It has been made crystal clear. Employees are already being notified and are filling out paperwork for it. You are wrong, and this is not a fruitful discussion.

          • Jessie

            Scratch that, I stupidly misread those first two sentences and assumed you were talking to me. You're right. Other dude is wrong.

            Moving on…

    • Scott R.

      And yet the government will still spend $15B more this year than last. The sequester only cuts the increase. Everything we paid for last year will be paid again this year.

    • Jody Patterson

      @Jessie: your facts are correct to a point; Obama may punish the people you listed since he is the all powerful king of the US and we are his stupid lowly subjects and he can do as he wants with no restrictitions and no constitution to trottle his will; however, in reality, we have no budget and have not had for going on 5 years, but still these people still got paid. He wanted the sequester, called for it, in fact, and now when it looms, he blames someone else and uses his actions to further the destruction of MY great country.

  • Jessie

    Once again the average republican is ignorant of the situation and unable to grasp exactly what we're fighting, and it's because you and your GOP friends have chosen to engage in a girly slap fight with president rather than engage in honest discussion. Your anger is evident in this. It's no wonder we can't have a good discussion. They are repeating what they have been told, and what they have been told is nonsense.

    I wonder what it is that can make a man pose for photo ops with disabled vets while he pooh-poohs at ignorant policy that is already severely damaging our morale and will soon damage our readiness. I hope no one forgets in 2016.

    • Lyn

      What this country needs is citizens with back bones to stand up and say NO MORE CRAP thats what this counrty needs. Its a disgrace that this ONCE Proud, Honest, Hard Working, and Richest country has gone so far down the drain, it makes my heart real sore. Get GOD back in schools, government and Keep GOD on our hard earned dollars, The Biggest cut that this country needs is the BIG FAT PAY RAISES that these corrupt idiots that are giving themselves, while the rest of this counry eats cake.

      Cut out the militry, watch this country fall. Cut back on medical needs, watch the people fall, Cut out paying for all who have worked in the running of this country, all the frills that come with their job, give them what most men and woman get after working 3/4 of their life, and lets see if they can survive. Dont get me started or I could be here all night.

      Bring back AMERICA that I used to know.

    • Fiddlingfiddler

      It is virtually impossible to have a honest conversation with the most dishonest people that have ever been eleccted to represent the american peole!

  • Josiah

    To those crying about gov job getting cut, rest of us are working two jobs to make ends meet so welcome to reality. Quit crying. To those that fall for that jerks threats, demand cuts in Washington dc first. If they don't take a paycut vote them all out or just go back to the days of public hangings. Seriously these jerks are all worthless. Get them and their lobbyists and the rest of the corruption out by any means necessary.

  • http://Bizpac Ted

    The Rand Paul video from Fox reminds me of how sometimes news organizations will offer only the headlines and not much story to fill up the segment. Mr Paul is correct that local law enforcement is paid for by local communities and counties. That's where they work and that's who should pay them. But, almost all of these local law enforcement agencies get supplimental funds through grants from the Federal Government. Without these grants, these police and sheriffs can't afford new equipment or hire additional people. That information would be in the body of the story. The looming "clift" is like the initial start of a diet. I've been there lots of times. You have to reduce spending if you want to get the budget beast under control. Everyone on this train is riding, everyone should be paying. How we pay and how much is the question. Everyone wants progress on this problem, but no one wants to pay. Ever take "those relatives" out to dinner and always know they squirm when the bill comes. Its something like that. We are so involved in the success of our pet programs, like Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security, that we can't see that they could be a good part of the problem. What are YOU willing to give up to help the budget problem? Makes a big difference if its YOU that has to sacriface, doesn't it? I'm up with the argument that all politicians are skunks. Period. Unfortunately, we all have to work with them. The thing you can do is write them. Call them. Let them know how you feel about the problem. The best way to get their attention is to let them know you're unhappy and will be waiting for the next election. When enough people do this, they pay attention. They like their fat jobs. I'm sure that Mr Paul is one of them. If you ain't working the problem, beyond complaining here, or to your friends, its like you're saying "everything's OK". If it isn't, let them know. They work for you. Just saying…

    • B Nikituk

      AGREED TED….. thanks for your words…… and the OTHER THING we can ALL do each morning when we awake to start the new day in our great United States of America is to PRAY for God to provide the Wisdom required to handle the turmoil currently in our midst…Dear God provide this wisdom to our Leader and Representatives. Provide u the wisdom to know that you, dear Lord are available and in command as we REMAIN, One Nation Under God UNDIVISABLE with Liberty and Jutice for All… PRAYER –

      MASS PRAYER instead of mass complaining- the complaining isn't working. PRAYER is our only way back at this point!

    • Fiddlingfiddler

      I agree that Federal Grants will be affected. However I question the idea that these grants were intended to be a permenent source of funding.

      I also agree that contacting your represenative is a excellent way to promote change. However, I personally believe that Washington is broken so badly that out true representation has been lost. Between the corruption by lobbist and the massive amount of money and time spent on becoming re elected, our representation has been lost. Our representatives are spending the majority of their time looking out for their own interest instead of ours!

      I personally believe that this country is long past due for a revolution that will completely clean house in Washington, and set this country on solid footing again. The longer we wait to clean house , the bigger the mess is going to be.

  • MS P

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