Here’s a great interview with Rand Paul and conservative blogger Ben Domenech about Paul’s plans in Congress for 2011. It’s brought to you by Newledger.com’s Coffee and Markets.

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Interview with Rand Paul and the issues discussed:

  • Congressional compromise unjustified
  • Senate actions – government getting out of business’s way
  • Tax rate effects on small business
  • Regulations should not be initiated by unelected officials, such as EPA, HHS, etc..
  • Repealing Obamacare – Liberal activist judge’s abhorrent ruling in the 1940’s considering not engaging in economic activity is covered by the Commerce Clause.
  • Constitutional budgeting
  • 2010 Lame duck session
  • All major legislation introduced has to be accompanied with spending cuts
  • Passing amendments without requiring 2/3 majority
  • Mitch McConnell’s Conservatism
  • Requiring that appropriations bills come from Congressional committees
  • Reducing Congressional staffer’s power
  • Reshaping the image of Congressional Senators towards conservatism and the Constitution
  • Reforming Senate procedures to be more Constitutional