How DARE they ask him a question and actually expect him to answer it.
I am so going to enjoy Hillary Clinton slaughtering this guy on debates and issues.
Rand Paul : ” I think it’s a bad business decision to exclude anybody from your restaurant — but, at the same time, I do believe in private ownership. But I absolutely think there should be no discrimination in anything that gets any public funding”.
Memo to Rand Paul – SOCIETY gets public funding. ROADS, UTILITIES, FIRE DEPARTMENTS, POLICE DEPARTMENTS, BANKING, EDUCATION TO GAIN EMPLOYMENT, CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM – SOCIETY GETS PUBLIC FUNDING.
If you interact with people – you are participating in SOCIETY and THAT GETS PUBLIC FUNDING.
So Called christians like to pick and choose which parts of the Bible they want to believe in.
That’s their religion and they can do what they want.
Society is run under CIVIL LAW. AND YOU DON’T GET TO PICK AND CHOOSE WHO YOU CAN AND CAN NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST!
Arlington, Virginia (CNN) – ‘Sen. Rand Paul lambasted MNSBC on Wednesday, pledging not to be a guest on the network until it “apologizes” for airing “lousy lies” about his positions’.
“So I was having a great day today, then I went to MSNBC,” the Kentucky Republican said to laughs at a convention in Arlington, Virginia for the libertarian group, Young Americans for Liberty’.
‘Paul was on the network’s show, “The Cycle,” earlier Wednesday with New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker to talk about criminal justice reform proposals that they’ve introduced in the Senate’.
‘During the interview, he was asked about his controversial 2010 comments in which he raised some questions about a portion of the Civil Rights Act involving private property. He had made some of those remarks on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”
‘Maddow has been reminding viewers lately about Paul’s comments, now that he’s aggressively courting African-American voters and laying the groundwork for a potential presidential campaign’.
‘Asked Wednesday on “The Cycle” about his 2010 comments, Paul said he has always supported the law’.
“Have I ever had a philosophical discussion about all aspects of it? Yeah, and I learned my lesson: To come on MSNBC and have a philosophical discussion, the liberals will come out of the woodwork and they will go crazy and say you’re against the Civil Rights Act and that you’re some racist.”
Rand Paul : ” I think it’s a bad business decision to exclude anybody from your restaurant — but, at the same time, I do believe in private ownership”.
‘Private’ discrimination is still discrimination. If you are for ‘private’ discrimination then you are against the letter and spirit of the law in the CIvil Rights Act.
From : http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/30/msnbc-has-partisan-cranks-and-hacks/
‘Remember when conservatives thought that slashing unemployment benefits would help people find jobs and reduce their dependence on the government’?
‘Not surprisingly, they were dead wrong’.
‘A recent EPI report shows that cutting benefits not only didn’t save states money, but it also didn’t do anything to help reduce unemployment’.
“What this really should be called is a re-employment rather than an unemployment bill,” said Republican state senator Bob Rucho, who sponsored the measure. “We’re trying to put North Carolinians back to work.”
‘Republican governor Pat McCrory concurred, claiming that the reductions were the “lone factor … [that] has helped North Carolina lower its unemployment rate drastically” in comparison to other states’.
‘But the EPI report finds that the cuts in these states actually “did very little to change their fiscal condition.”
‘They did hurt those still looking for work, however. Unemployed workers lost an average of $252 per week, while states only saved 37 cents per covered worker’.
‘The shortened benefits didn’t improve unemployment in these states, either. The study found “no visible improvement” in the employment of workers ages 25 to 54′.
‘It also found that even North Carolina’s particularly severe cuts to unemployment insurance led to no visible job growth’.
From : http://www.nationalmemo.com/cutting-unemployment-benefits-doesnt-help-unemployed/
(1) : http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm
Now this legislation won’t pass in the Senate but imagine – a political party that wants to take tax credits from the poor and give them to the rich – Romneyhood!
‘The GOP actually believes that the upper-middle class kids should get a bigger child tax credit than kids whose parents make far less’.
‘The ways it works is the government would take $1,725 away from a single mother (of color or white) with two kids making $14,500 and in effect give it to a married couple with two kids making $160,000, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). This would be crazy if it wasn’t the GOP’.
‘And what Republicans fail to highlight is that the law would cost $115 billion over a decade’.
‘The House manipulated a piece of legislation into a pretzel and passed a child tax credit bill to expand the federal child tax credit for upper-middle class families’.
‘It blows the eligibility cap off of the federal child tax credit for married couples raising it from $110,000 to $160,000’.
‘The tax credit removes the marriage penalty and indexes at the rate of $1,000 per child credit adjusted to inflation’.
‘Oh and of course they just decided to omit any mention of renewing an expiring tax credit for “millions of low-income families ending in 2017.”
“A popular piece of legislation that seeks to honor Pope Francis is stuck in Congress”. “With time running out on the Capitol Hill calendar, the lawmakers who crafted the bipartisan measure are getting impatient with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)”. “The resolution, written by Reps. John Larson (D-Conn.) and Pete King (R-N.Y.), congratulates Francis on his March 2013 election and recognizes “his inspirational statements and actions.” “The seemingly innocuous resolution was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which hasn’t acted on it. The panel didn’t comment for this article”. ‘Only 19 of the 221 co-sponsors are Republicans’. ‘The dearth of GOP members on the measure could be attributable to assertions that the pope is “too liberal,” according to a Republican backer of the legislation’. ‘The source noted that Francis last year denounced “trickle-down economics.” ‘Some Republicans believe the pope is “sounding like [President] Obama. [The pope] talks about equality — he actually used the term ‘trickle-down economics,’ which is politically charged,” the GOP official said’. From : http://crooksandliars.com/2014/07/republicans-stall-pope-francis-recognition
She represents the Republican ‘base’.
“Whitney gleefully and confidently asserts that the theory of global warming is the “greatest deception in the history of mankind” and that “any 10-year-old” can disprove it with a simple household thermometer”.
When politicians are embraced and applauded for denying science to the extent that ““any 10-year-old” can disprove it (climate change) with a simple household thermometer” over a complicated issue ….then America is doomed.
‘Lenar Whitney, 55, who visited my office last Wednesday. It’s tough to decide which party’s worst nightmare she would be’.
Whitney, a graduate of Nicholls State University who is running for Louisiana’s open 6th District, owned a dance studio in Houma, La., for 34 years and also worked in sales for small telecommunications and oilfield equipment companies’.
‘She clearly relishes poking Democrats in the eye, cites Minnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) as a political role model, and takes kindly to the nickname “Palin of the South.”
Whitney has only raised $123,000 to date (fourth in the GOP field), but she has sought to boost her profile and appeal to conservative donors with a slickly made YouTube video entitled “GLOBAL WARMING IS A HOAX” (84,000 views so far)’.
‘In the video, Whitney gleefully and confidently asserts that the theory of global warming is the “greatest deception in the history of mankind” and that “any 10-year-old” can disprove it with a simple household thermometer’.
‘To change the subject, I asked whether she believed Obama was born in the United States. When she replied that it was a matter of some controversy, her two campaign consultants quickly whisked her out of the room, accusing me of conducting a “Palin-style interview.”
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/07/30/the-most-frightening-candidate-ive-met-in-seven-years-interviewing-congressional-hopefuls/