Rand Paul: I'll Vote for Clean CR, Debt Ceiling If Talks Progress

Wednesday, 09 Oct 2013 06:30 PM

By Greg Richter

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sen. Rand Paul is part of the tea party delegation that has tied a bill to keep the government running to defunding Obamacare. But he says he would be willing to vote for a "clean CR" if negotiations were progressing.

"If we want to move this along and continue to negotiate, I've always been in favor of a clean CR for a week or a clean debt ceiling for a week or two," Paul, R-Ky., said Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

"If we're having a discussion and we're approaching a compromise, why wouldn't you?" Paul said.

But President Barack Obama doesn't want anything to do with such a plan, Paul said.



"He wants, give me the debt ceiling, give me everything I want, give me Obamacare, 100 percent of what I want, and then I'll negotiate with you," Paul said.

Obama has given indications during his presidency that he would talk to Republicans and hash things out, but the only time he ever compromised was in 2011, Paul said. That was when a debt ceiling loomed.

"We forced him to compromise, and we got the sequester, which isn't enough, but it's going in the right direction, slowing the rate of growth of government," Paul said.

Republicans achieved that because the leverage of the debt ceiling was used to get Obama to the table, Paul said.

"If the Democrats had no pressure, they would spend us into oblivion because they're not concerned about the deficit," he said.





© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

North Korea's Internet Access Crashes, Reason Unknown

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 14:06 PM

North Korea's access to the Internet has been hit with outages and is offline today, according to a network-monitoring c . . .

McConnell Opposes Obama on Cuba

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 18:40 PM

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he opposed President Barack Obama's move to normalize relations  . . .

High Court Sets March Hearing in Obamacare Lawsuit

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 18:28 PM

High noon for Obamacare is scheduled for March 4, when the Supreme Court has announced that it will hear verbal argument . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved