U.S. Senator Rand Paul stopped in our studios Thursday.
He mentioned the $16 trillion debt the United States is in, he says fixing the entitlement programs is key, but if interest rates go up the nation could be in trouble.
"We're financing at about 2 percent interest," says Senator Paul, "if it goes to 5 percent interest, the interest alone will be $1 trillion, the country could be destroyed by higher interest rates. People say, oh the Federal Reserve will keep it down forever, well maybe, maybe not."
We asked him about his trip to Tampa and how he thought of bringing his speech, back home to Bowling Green.
"I thought two great immigrant examples in Bowling Green were the Taing family, who owns the Great American Donut Shop and then also the Trinh family. Hung Trinh has a transmission body shop and then his brother Twan Trinh , is the manager of Walmart here.
They're great American success stories and they worked hard to get here. They came from terrible war torn countries, but I think they got their success through hard work, I don't think someone just gave them their success."
With rumors flying about his father's role in the election, we asked if Ron Paul would running as a third party candidate,
"Not this time. It was kind of funny he was on Jay Leno the other night. they asked him what he was doing and he said resting up for 2016, and I think he's joking. He said that he's not going to run again and he's not going to run for congress, but I think he'll be very active, he likes speaking to college kids. You know, he was at Berkeley and spoke to 8,000 kids, he was at University of Illinois at Champagne 4,000 kids, so he really attracts the youth, he wants the next generation to know what they're going to have to do to really get their country back and so I think he'll continue to speak out."