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Rand Paul: Time to call Obama’s bluff on the sequester

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Charlie Spiering

On CNN, Sen. Rand Paul R-Ky. criticized President Obama’s rhetoric on the sequester cuts on CNN, calling for Republicans to call his bluff on spending cuts, noting that the proposed cuts were only a “pittance.”

“I voted against the sequester because I didn’t think it was enough,” Paul said noting that the government budget will continue to grow by $7-8 trillion over 10 years.

Paul added that looming threats issued by the president to Republicans were ridiculous, reminding viewers on CNN that they were  Obama’s cuts.

“The budgets are not being decreased,” Paul said flatly. “We’re talking about cutting the rate of growth of budgets.”

Paul also criticized Obama’s “histronics” about the loss of thousands of jobs, suggesting that there was plenty of cuts to me made throughout government without laying off thousands of workers.

“I think the sequester happens, and it will be in some ways a yawn, because the histrionics that are coming from the president, saying, oh, we’re going to shut down and get rid of meat inspectors,” Paul added. “Is anybody not going to stand up and call his bluff on that ridiculousness?”

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