Rand Paul: Is He the Most Out of Touch Man in America?

400px-Rand_PaulWell, well, well, here we go again.  The mouth that roared let it fly again and in so doing shows at the best a tenuous grasp of the truth or at worst a public display of base pandering the comes off as slightly less embarrassing than a full on session of nationally broadcast public masturbation.  Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) hit the airwaves this weekend to decry extensions of unemployment benefits to those among us are quite obviously in dire need.  Mr. Paul maintained that to do so would only do a great ‘disservice’ to the unemployed across the nation.  It would essentially keep them on their sofas unwillingly to seek gainful employment.  What a crock, sir.  I am sure they want nothing more than to eke out an existence surviving on cheap processed food or skipping meals entirely in order to keep the electrical bill paid.  Laughing at their good fortune as they juggle bills in hopes of not being evicted or having the local sheriff’s department come by and padlock their homes because of foreclosure proceedings. 

Is there abuse within the system?  Of course.  Is it so rampant that you feel the only recourse is to throw the baby out with the bath water? That goes well beyond absurd. I put it to you that the biggest waste of taxpayers money in recent years has come from those elected to high office who have taken it upon themselves to do nothing but obstruct anything Barack Obama has tried to achieve, throwing up roadblock after roadblock all the while offering no alternatives, no viable options, no logical solutions.  You and your ilk are the problem, not the downtrodden who you single out as being leaches on society.

A one year extension of these benefits would come at a cost of 25 billion dollars.  When compared to a deficit approaching 17 trillion, his argument takes yet another hit.  We are talking about an extension of funds to people who are hanging on by their fingernails of .147% of the federal deficit.  To put that in perspective, the US spends approximately  8 times that amount on foreign aid…..you know, aid to folks who are not citizens….people in need on foreign soil…..people who are down on their luck and need a hand up.  Oh yeah, like the people in the US who are down on theirs but, the difference being, they don’t live here.

Here is my suggestion, sir.  Go about doing the nation`s business……take it`s wealth and redistribute it to where it is most needed, to those among us who need a temporary reprieve from an incinerated economy caused by you and your cronies.  An economy that was sacrificed to special interest, the wealthy among us, two unnecessary wars (only one of which was legal) and fiscal mismanagement that doesn`t border on criminal but was felonious by it`s very nature. 

Mr. Rand, do us all a favor and hold back on the pseudo indignation that you so easily display.  Quit being a shrew for a small minority of citizens who are more that quick to spout that their constitutional rights are being infringed upon, all the while only a handful of them even know what the constitution does espouse.  Put our country before your party and your own petty aspirations.  The majority of the country has seen you for what you are.  A not very bright self-server who thinks he is smarter than he actually is.  We all know these type of people and they always come off the same….. as fools, all the while believing in their own superiority.


Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day was inspired to write this song in 2004 after hearing the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “That’s How I Like It” on his car radio. Said Armstrong, “It was like, ‘I’m proud to be a redneck‘ and I was like, ‘oh my God, why would you be proud of something like that?’ This is exactly what I’m against.” *

It seems as appropriate today as it was then.