Rand Paul Critiques Excessive Military Spending
After filing his official candidacy papers with the NH Secretary of State, Senator Rand Paul spoke in front of the State House. "We can't defend our country by going further into debt," he said. "For those who want a trillion dollars in military spending, a trillion dollars more welfare. Guns and butter. We can't borrow our way to prosperity, and we can't borrow our way to strength."
As he left the State House Plaza, I followed him to his car and asked about the plan to spend a trillion dollars on new nuclear weapons. He asked if that is the same trillion that Marco Rubio wants to spend on military programs. I said I didn't think so. As he climbed into his car, he called for auditing the Pentagon, which I agreed was a good idea.