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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  • by blingoblangoblago Location: nowhere on Aug 18, 2010 at 06:43 AM
    What was Rand's quote on the mosque? Was this a "they probably shouldnt do it, but they are free to do so because they own the building" or was it "They shouldnt be allowed to put one there." This distinction wasnt made by wbko, and I find it to be absolutely critical to have a basic understanding of Rand's philosophical position. Was this done on purpose in order to cause controversy? I find it difficult to believe that Rand would be against someone using their private property and freedom of religion as they see fit. I feel that Rand's position is that its rather insensitive, but they are still free to do so. Unfortunately, wbko has made this unnecessarily vague on a important core philosophical point.
  • by Concerned too on Aug 18, 2010 at 06:33 AM
    Jack Conway = grim reaper for KY
  • by Platano Location: Texas on Aug 17, 2010 at 09:25 AM
    This guy is so Wrong: He does not understand the difference between a private house and a private business, He doesn't understand the importance of Civil Rights laws, and he doesn't understand the function of the government as a law enforcement. He wants big corporations to be free to do what ever they want. What do they want? Maximize profit, even to the expense of the environment, and/or society in general. If there is no regulations for mining, men would be working with no safety gears because those equipments cost money to the company, and Children would be working in mining for cheap labor too. A man can be as racist as he want in his house for that house is for his personal use. A restaurant is open to serve the public. Blacks are part of the public. He thinks the law of supply and demand will fix racism.That could take 100 years. Mean while, minorities children are kept behind in their education. We want stronger gov ran by the people and for the people, not controlled by corp
  • by Karen on Aug 17, 2010 at 08:35 AM
    Rand Paul needs to go back to Texas. Kentuckians deserve better. Kentuckians deserve JACK CONWAY.
  • by Concerned Location: KY on Aug 16, 2010 at 06:58 PM
    Perhaps Ol' Rand needs to consider that he says nothing's wrong with "mountain topping" except the name. (That's slicing off the tops of mountains to get at coal underneath.) So apparently this is what he wants to do when he takes Obama to task about "hamstringing" the coal industry. He wants to deregulate it and turn Appalachia into a memory.
  • by Joseph Location: Central City, KY on Aug 16, 2010 at 04:36 PM
    Rand Paul 2010...I love the way this guy thinks. Democrats may try to label him as extreme but we all know this is what needs to be done to get our house back in order. Its not time for a diet...its time for an extreme fasting, fiscally speaking.
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