Rand Paul: Unconditional Debt Obama's 'Mantra'

Wednesday, 09 Oct 2013 04:46 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

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President Barack Obama's "mantra" is to add debt "unconditionally" to the nation's budget, and it's "dragging the country down," Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday.

"His mantra, his personal belief system, everything he's about, is adding debt unconditionally to this country. And, I think, he's dragging the country down," the Kentucky Republican told Fox News.

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Solutions to the nation's fiscal issues must include a discussion about debt, which has increased sharply during Obama's presidency, Paul said.

"He's been president for five years, and he's added $7 trillion in debt," he said. "The deal needs to do something about the debt, and something about the spending."

President Obama said he would be open to budget negotiations, but only after Congress passes a clean continuing resolution that includes spending for Obamacare as well as raising the federal debt ceiling. Paul indicated that approach would not work.

"If you let him have what he wants, he will not negotiate. Because, his personal belief system, and most Democrats believe this, is that deficits don't matter. The debt doesn't matter," Paul said.

Despite media reports to the contrary, Republicans are united in seeing spending reforms as a part of the country's budget solutions, Paul said.

"Raising the debt ceiling without any kind of structural reform, any kind of budgetary reform, without any kind of concern with all this debt that President Obama is adding to this country — I don't think it's going to happen," he said.

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