Friday, January 6, 2017

Rand Paul rallies House GOP to oppose $10 trillion deficit with no guarantee of Obamacare repeal

Rand Paul rallies House GOP to oppose $10 trillion deficit with no guarantee of Obamacare repeal




Senate Republicans passed a budget resolution Wednesday that would repeal parts of Obamacare. However, the resolution would also add $9.7 trillion to the national debt, and for that reason Sen. Rand Paul voted against the measure:


“I’m disappointed that the first action out of a new Republican Congress that has the majority in the Senate, majority in the House and the White House that their first action will be a budget that never balances and adds $9.7 trillion to the deficit,” Paul told CNN Wednesday. “I just can’t vote for a budget that never balances and adds so much new debt.”


In effort to thwart the resolution, Paul met with 25 House Republicans Thursday morning — mostly members of the staunchly conservative Freedom Caucus — to convince them to oppose the measure. But while House Republicans were open to Paul’s concerns, they aren’t sure of their vote just yet…