Rand Paul Speaks On Kentucky Issues

By: Ryan Dearbone Email
By: Ryan Dearbone Email

"We're going around sharing our vision. Our vision is balanced budgets, term limits, and more money left in the private hands," says Republican U.S. Senate hopeful, Rand Paul.

Paul could talk for hours about the issues that color this year's mid-term elections.

"I think the number one issue is the debt. Everywhere I go people are concerned the government has grown too large, they are worried about their kids and grandkids paying for this debt."

But he says talking is cheap when it comes to fixing what ailing the country and most importantly, the state of Kentucky.

"I don't think the traditional politicians are ever going to fix it, so I bring a new perspective to things, and I'll force them to do things like balance a budget," Dr. Paul states.

Job creation in Kentucky is a focal point the ophthalmologist says his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway is missing the boat on.

"I see the future of Kentucky as being private jobs, where as the other side thinks we need more money in Washington. More people digging ditches and doing things like that,' notes Paul.

But rather than send more money to Washington, he wants to build up Kentucky... a different way.

"There are bridges we need to have renovated and repaired or replaced. There are roads that need to be expanded, so I will fight for Kentucky's interests, but in the context of a balanced budget."

He wants to take President Barack Obama to task regarding how he's dealt with coal in the Eastern portion of Kentucky.

"Eastern Kentucky has a problem with unemployment and if you hamstring the coal industry and you don't let them mine any coal, its gonna make our job situation even worse out there," Paul notes.

Then improve the economic outlook for farmers in the state.

"The way to grow our markets and try to help farmers is to try to expand markets and open up new free trade for farmers."

Paul says on a national level, he would like to see the 14th Amendment looked at by the court system.

He also doesn't support a mosque being built near "Ground Zero" in New York.

Instead, he says the Muslim community would be better off making some type of donations to the memorial site.

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