In an interview Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, doubled down on his promise to filibuster the Boehner-Obama budget deal reached by President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner.
“This is a disaster,” Paul told Fox News about the deal, which would allow Congress to spend another $85 billion in the next three years. “I’m going to do everything in my power to stop it.”
The Kentucky senator criticized the proposed budget for giving Obama “unlimited borrowing power” at a moment when the federal government borrows “a million dollars a minute.”
“It’s a rotten deal and it stinks,” Paul said. “I haven’t met one Republican outside of Washington who thinks it’s a good idea to give unlimited borrowing power to the president, to bust the budget caps, to spend more on the military, more on domestic spending.”