Eager to move past 'Aqua Buddha,' Paul says spending -- including military budget -- should be cut

10/22/2010 06:45 AM

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul is trying to get the race focused back on the issues he had been campaigning on for the last year: cutting spending and the national debt.

During a press conference Thursday, Paul reitterated to reporters that he disagreed with Congress spending billions of dollars on big-ticket items, such as the $787 billion stimulus bill in 2009 and the bank bailout bill in the fall of 2008 (although some reports have said the bailout bill might make the taxpayers money as banks pay back the government with interest).

He also said he opposed the Iraq War, which could have cost the country as much as $3 trillion, according to some economists.

As a result, Paul said spending should be reduced across the board and he stressed that such a move would include cutting the military budget:

- Reporting by Kenny Colston


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