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Rand Paul: Freebies in Obama Speech Will Skyrocket the Debt

By    |   Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 06:26 AM

Sen. Rand Paul said he heard President Barack Obama talk a lot about "free stuff" in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, but didn’t hear much about how it will be paid for.

Appearing on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File," the Kentucky Republican said Obama bragged about reducing the deficit, but didn't tell the whole story.

"The interesting thing is that he's going to add more debt to our country than all previous 43 presidents combined," Paul said, "so you've got to wonder about the guy's sincerity."

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Obama also noted in his speech that unemployment has dropped from 10 percent to 5.6 percent, and that the economy grew in the third quarter of 2014.

Obama shouldn't get to have it both ways, Paul said.

"He's proud of accomplishments, but still blames income inequality for lagging wages," he said.

Wages are not keeping up with inflation, so Obama is blaming Republicans while taking credit for economic successes, he said.

Obama says he wants to work with Republicans, but has rejected ideas such as lowering tax rates to increase revenues, Paul said.

"We lower the tax rate, get more revenue and can build more highways with it," Paul said. "I have called him on it. I get no response or I get 'maybe.' … So the real question is, is he going to work with us?"

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Sen. Rand Paul said he heard President Barack Obama talk a lot about "free stuff" in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, but didn't hear much about how it will be paid for.
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