Sen. Rand Paul blasted Congress for shirking its budgetary duties yet again, saying that "continuing resolution is shorthand for Congress didn't do its job," the Kentucky Republican wrote in a column for the Washington Examiner.
A fiscal conservative and dogged deficit hawk, Paul panned the fourth stopgap funding agreement reached in the Senate, this one bipartisan, that spends more but does nothing to address wasteful spending.
"The powers that be say, 'Either vote to continue the deficit spending or shut the government down.' While I don't want to shut down the federal government, I also don't want to keep open a government that borrows a million dollars every minute," Paul wrote.
"It's also unsustainable and a reckless abandonment of our responsibility — one that threatens our national security and limits our economic potential," Paul writes.
Further, Paul writes that "governing by continuing resolution" piles on a debt that already tops $20 trillion, calling that a threat to our national security.
Paul introduced the "Government Shutdown Prevention Act" which would cut funding 1 percent every time Congress doesn't pass its appropriation bills.
"It may not seem like much, but cutting 1 percent a year balances the budget in four years," Paul writes.
"It's high time someone says, 'Enough is enough,' and fixes our terrible, no good, very bad budgetary process," Paul concludes.
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