Rand Paul returns money to US Treasury

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Last week, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., returned $600,000 of his allocated Senate office operating budget, or about 17 percent of the $3.5 million allotted.

“It’s the only budget I control,” he said at a news conference, according to WDRB News. “It’s not enough, but it’s a start.”

Paul attributed the savings to his practice of “watching every purchase,” including “computers, paper, ink cartridges. Everything we buy.”

Lately, President Obama has been acting like the sky is about to fall because of the budget sequestration cuts, which are estimated to pare defense and domestic spending by $85.3 billion when they take effect March 1.

Given that spending for 2013 is projected at $3.803 trillion, sequestration represents a mere 2.2 percent of the federal budget.

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  • KB Cook

    I sure hope his ideology and methodology catches on – and I hope other "conservatives" are shamed into doing the same thing!

  • Nick

    Randal Paul is showing me every week why he deserves my vote in 2016.

    2010 elections proved that the conservative message wins elections.

    If the GOP keeps putting up moderates like Romney/ McCain, they deserve to lose and the Libertarian party deserves to grow.

  • cs

    God forbid politians act responsible with Our money and,don't squander every cent that they get their hands on! I really hope that the dirtbags in the GSA who took very expensive trips to Vegas( like highrollers) lose their jobs and have to pay back every cent! Make an example out of them and, any others who even think about doing this garbage!