Paul on Sequester Cuts: ‘It’s a Pittance,’ Obama ‘Divorced from Any Reality’

by Andrew Johnson

On CNN last night, Kentucky senator Rand Paul told Wolf Blitzer that the sequestration cuts that President Obama warned of yesterday were not only the president’s idea, but are also not as drastic as he signaled in his speech. “It’s a pittance. It’s a slowdown in the rate of growth [of spending],” said Paul. There are “no real cuts.” He also said he voted against the sequester because he “didn’t think it was enough” since it “doesn’t really begin to cut [actual] spending.”

Paul said Obama was “divorced from any reality” in blaming the sequester on Congress: “For goodness sake, it was his proposal. He proposed the sequester.”

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