Rand Paul: Government is spending $5 million on goldfish, $100,000 on comedians

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) advised President Obama to cut back on goldfish and he’s not talking about laying off the cheesy snack.

According to Paul, there are plenty of alternative cuts the government could make to avoid the sequester, something that was President Obama’s fault in the first place.

“Number one, Mr. President, the sequester was your idea,” he said during the Fox News’ show ‘Hannity’ Monday night. “And number two, you’re making those cuts, because we’ve offered other cuts. I told him yesterday, there’s some goldfish, that they’ve been spending $5 million on research on goldfish to see how they interact collectively and democratically. One million and a half on rollup beef jerky, $300,000 on dog kennels and $100,000 on comedians we sent to India.”

According to Paul, there is $100 billion unaccounted for in government spending.

The Kentucky Senator told the show’s host Sean Hannity he has a simple solution to the sequester.

“We pay federal employees 16 percent more than private employees,” he said. “Equalize the pay. Cut out half of the foreign aid. Cut out half of foreign travel and — boom — you’ve got your sequester and nobody got laid off.”

Hannity also asked the Senator if he had any plans to run for president in 2016. While Paul didn’t confirm whether or not he would be making a run for the presidency, he did say he thought the country might need “a different type of Republican, one with Libertarian, Republican leanings.”

When Hannity pointed out that Paul identified himself as a Libertarian Republican, Paul just said, “and a lot of different labels.”

Hannity also jokingly reminded Paul that “you’re only allowed seven bullets” while he was in New York, but the Senator responded that he was more worried the New York mayor would arrest him for his 16 ounce drink, a “Big Gulp.”

Watch the video here 

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  1. Senator Paul I like your style. You cut right through all the garbage as you did last night on Hannity and suggested a policy in terms anyone, even Democrats could understand in how to fix our money problems. A few billion here, a few billion there, 5 million for goldfish starts to add up. And I like your efforts in preserving the Second Amendment and letting the public know that the sequester was Obama’s bright idea but now that the chickens have come home to toost he wants to blame, who else the Reoublicans. He has not admitted once in 2013 that it was his idea. I currently reside in TX but was born and raised near Middlesboro, KY, just across the mountain at Speedwell, TN. If you run for Prez you have my vote and I’ll volunteer to spend some time at your new residence fumigating the place.

  2. Read about the gov. buying all the ammo(21 million rounds a month) to prevent the public from getting it.Someone should find out where they keep it and blow it up. How about that for an idea? I hate sleezy people.

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