Rand Paul: Obama political math is absurd (Video)

To be certain, this type of math has been used forever by the federal government. If you just purchased an iPad Mini for $329, do you think you could get away with coming home and telling your significant other you just saved $170 by not buying the full-sized iPad?

That’s absolutely absurd and we’ve been pointing out this federal government base line budgeting accounting gimmick – that is completely illegal in the business and personal world – for years. I’m liking Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) more and more. The video is courtesy Gateway Pundit.


He’s not flat out wrong Sen. Paul, he’s a liar.

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  1. Lynn on February 17, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I like RandPaul, too. This political math has been used for years and at all levels of government. I swear in the 80’s CABE (Ct Association of Boards of Educations) taught this math at their seminars for Superintendents. You know, the Superintendent presents his first Town Education Budget for $2 million, then the Board can ?”cut” it $500,000. This makes it a “Bare bones” budget, to sell to the taxpayers. Right now the sheep are asleep, and I don’t know if they will ever wake up.

    • Eric on February 17, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      Actually Lynn, I don’t think the sheep care enough to wake up. ?If they hear this president say he’s cutting the budget, they believe him. ?I’m simply amazed at the number of people who will listen to this clown lie and not care a wit.

    • Lynn on February 18, 2013 at 10:20 am

      Sorry, I should have said the $2 million was a pie in he sky figure, with the $500,000 cut it what was needed to keep the same level plus inflation. That was not a cut in my book.

  2. stinkfoot on February 17, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    The problem is that while it should be clear to most that the Obama administration has less than zero intention of reversing any of the debt, too many people are either taking his word at face value or just don’t care- and until the illusion that the whole mess won’t affect them is gone they aren’t going to care.? By then it will be too late to do anything about it.

  3. JBS on February 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I applaud Sen. Paul for challenging Obama on his “creative accounting.” I think most people are concerned with getting through the day, the week and the month; the antics of Obama don’t concern most people as he is always on the television saying something. Always there, rambling on and on. He is a walking, talking, vacationing, advertising gimmick for out-of-control Democrat spending. He has never cut any established program. Ever.
    This would have been an excellent place to advance the Republican philosophy of government. Call it like it is: this is another example of Obama using the media to campaign for an expanded and larger government and justify spending more bonded money.
    This was also a perfect opportunity for Sen. Paul to connect with middle Americans (there are some) by asking when is the president going to stop spending and spending? Obama lied. He didn’t pay off $2 trillion on the debt.
    It’s great to challenge Obama. It would also be good to question his motives and speak to people who have to live within their monetary means. Unlike the government.

  4. stinkfoot on February 17, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    The Treasodent is too busy playing golf to be bothered with facts or anything beyond his budget gimmickry.? Funny how his golf outings don’t make the news like Bush’s did… and Treasodent Obama has played more holes in four years than GWB did in eight.

  5. SeeingRed on February 18, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I had a tough time warming to Rand after being convinced he was the ‘lite version of his father, Ron.? But I’m there now.? He is is own man, knows?the budget facts in a seemingly dead-footed tie with Paul Ryan and can convey his arguments with logic, clarity and the right mix of emotion when needed.

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