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Rand Paul: Why Not Dump Energy Department?

  1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
    OLYHOOCHposted 7 years ago

    Freshman Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., hasn’t been shy about laying into the Energy Department, criticizing it last month for its appliance efficiency standards. And he blasted away again Thursday, saying the department “could be gotten rid of,” The Hill reports.

    “It interferes with and takes away our choices on what kind of showers we want, what kind of toilets we want, what kind of light bulbs we want.” Paul told Fox Business Network. “Most of the Department of Energy is an impediment to producing energy. Not one barrel of oil is produced by the Department of Energy. But the Department of Energy stops a lot of oil from being produced.”

    Paul has voiced support for energy conservation, but says the steps taken to accomplish it should be voluntary.


    http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Rand … /id/392259

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image75
      Evan G Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ron and Rand Paul, 2012 - the only politicians worth voting for.

      1. DTR0005 profile image83
        DTR0005posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I sometimes wish Rand had been like every other son and not have listened to his father...lol

        1. Ralph Deeds profile image62
          Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yep. He should go back to medicine.

      2. profile image0
        Texasbetaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If you are a racist, own a coal mine, and believe in an economic ideology without any numbers in it. Yay....The Pauls

    2. wbfree profile image60
      wbfreeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I came across this video clip of Rand confronting the DOE last month. That lady with the DOE looked like a fool. He called her a busy body to her face. It's one of the best political video clips I've seen in a while. Way to go Rand Paul!

      LOL. I like the parting line from one of the other congressmen on the committee, "I'm sorry about your toilet".

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvl961uDoEg

      1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
        OLYHOOCHposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good video. Everyone should watch this one.

        GET A CLUE, AMERICA. THIS IS PART OF YOUR CHANGE YOU VOTED FOR.

        OLY

        1. Doug Hughes profile image58
          Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Electing someone to office who hates government is like appointing a vegetarian to promote beef sales.

          1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
            OLYHOOCHposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Good one Doug,

            OLY

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          Texasbetaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Oly...I am shocked you can spell out CLUE without falling over dead with laughter. Watch out...if you write TRUTH or FACT, the irony might come off of the page and ask you to borrow the car.

          1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
            OLYHOOCHposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Well, those who laugh last, laugh the hardest. I really hope it is you people, that get the last laugh.

            I am just as sick and tired of all this crap as you are, but, somebody has to put a smile on your face, so it might as well be me, LOL.

            OLY

            1. profile image0
              Texasbetaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I need a smile sometimes by brother.

    3. Ralph Deeds profile image62
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Rand Paul is off the chart in right field. And he's over his head in the Senate.

      1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
        OLYHOOCHposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        agreed on that, Ralph.

        OLY

 
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