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Rand Paul: 'Corrupt Bargain' to Blame for Rising Govt Debt

Rand Paul: 'Corrupt Bargain' to Blame for Rising Govt Debt
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. (Bill Clark/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 18 January 2018 03:48 PM

Both political parties are to blame for rising government debt thanks to a "corrupt bargain," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., argued in a new opinion piece.

Writing for the Washington Examiner, Paul revealed Democrats constantly want Republicans to increase domestic spending and Republicans always seek a rise in military spending.

"Republicans say they want to cut domestic spending, but they won't because they've made a deal with the Democrats — if Democrats vote to raise military spending, Republicans will vote to raise domestic spending. The dirty little secret is that all spending goes up, all the time, and both parties are to blame.

"Both sides want to spend money, but for different pet causes. The compromise: Both will agree to increase rather than decrease spending. We will once again move in the wrong direction on spending and debt because of a corrupt bargain among swamp-dwelling politicians."

Paul is an advocate for instituting spending caps and said he is outraged an agreement between political parties has led to a federal debt of $20 trillion and rising.

"It's shameful, and people should be outraged," he wrote. "It appears that nobody, or virtually nobody, in Congress really cares about the debt or our children's future."

Lawmakers are frantically trying to come to an agreement on a spending bill before a Friday night deadline. If an agreement is not reached, the government will shut down.

"At every opportunity in the coming year, I will fight for caps on spending, for following our budget, and for fiscal sanity to take hold in Congress," Paul wrote.

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