Last night, Senator Paul joined Judge Napolitano on Freedom Watch to discuss the difficulties of getting members of Congress to cut even a few hundred million dollars from the budget (while we continue to run a $1.5 trillion deficit) and briefly talks about reining in the unaccountable Federal Reserve. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ3-Q3q5mJw As an aside, S. 202 gained an additional […]
John Wiener has an interesting piece in The Nation today about the health risks posed by the TSA's privacy-shredding body scanners, and he exposes the truth behind the claim that they're FDA-approved. But the ProPublica investigation showed these reassurances to be misleading at best and in some ways dishonest. The FDA never evaluated the safety […]
Senate Clears $182 billion Spending Bill - Politico “The overall picture, the entire pie is about $10 billion more,” he said. “Unless we can be open and transparent with the American people and acknowledge the fact that we are spending more I think this is a problem.” “We have to get the fiscal house in order and […]
Via Politico: The Obama administration’s efforts to fix the housing crisis may have fallen well short of helping millions of distressed mortgage holders, but they have led to seven-figure paydays for some top executives at troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government regulator for Fannie and Freddie, […]
This morning, the Senate held votes on several amendments to a FY 2012 Appropriations bill for "Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs." One of the amendments that failed 38-60 was an amendment by Senator Paul that would have appropriated $700 million for high priority infrastructure repairs by using money previously […]
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