Senator Rand Paul speaks in western Kentucky about slashing spending and debt
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky.— The budget, social security, jobs, and health care were all topics of discussion Monday when Kentucky Senator Rand Paul stopped by to stump at a local rotary club meeting. A majority of the 20-minute speech focused government spending and national debt.
Many people in the audience said they are optimistic, but still a little worried right now. Though the government is back open, that doesn't mean political leaders are any closer to a grand compromise.
"There is a problem. There's a certain dysfunctionality to what's going on up there," said Senator Paul. He talked about the issues in front of a crowd that included some little ears. "Part of home schooling is getting involved in the community. Seeing what happens where it happens," said Charlotte Creekmore. She brought her three children to hear Senator Paul speak, though she said she has been disappointed in the government lately. "It's ridiculous. They aren't able to agree on anything."
Paul said taking that same enthusiasm to the voting booth will make the difference moving forward. "If we think and believe in what we do, we have to go get more reinforcements and people who believe what we believe in the next election," he said.
Senator Paul also touched on a new idea he plans to introduce this fall called "Economic Freedom Zones." It's a 10-year stimulus plan that would help counties in Kentucky with high unemployment rates.