Rand: Graham-Cassidy Is ‘Barely Obamacare-Lite’ – Graham ‘Known to be Wrong and Not Very Conservative’


On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted the Graham-Cassidy Bill as “barely Obamacare-lite.” Rand said Graham-Cassidy “actually keeps the Obamacare spending and just redistributes it among the states. It’s a $1.2 trillion federal grant program, and that’s just not repeal. I didn’t promise people to keep a trillion-dollar spending program and re-shuffle the money among the states. This is not repeal. It’s not even — It’s barely Obamacare-lite. It keeps Obamacare. It’s not what we promised.” He added, “When this bill comes up next week, I will, once again, offer a real repeal. So, there will be a choice. There’ll be real repeal. But I’m also working another tact. I’m working with president trump on healthcare associations, which can be done with no money, no federal money, no federal taxes, no Obamacare taxes. And what happens is that people can buy insurance across state lines, and people can join a group. So they get group insurance, which protects them against pre-existing conditions, but gets them a great price. … It’s just not a conservative notion to vote for a trillion-dollar federal grant program.” Rand also argued that Graham-Cassidy isn’t “the last chance.
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Exclusive — Rand Paul on Afghanistan, Yemen: Trump Should Trust ‘Instincts,’ Stop Listening to Generals ‘Who Talk in His Ear’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News exclusively in an interview in his U.S. Senate office on Capitol Hill this week that he is troubled by the bad advice President Donald Trump is getting from the military generals who surround him on matters of…
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Rand: Trump ‘Changing Course’ on Immigration ‘At His Own Peril,’ ‘His Base Will Be Very, Very Unhappy’


On Thursday’s “Laura Ingraham Show,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reacted to President Trump’s reported deal with Democratic Congressional leaders on immigration by stating that Trump might have “Potomac Fever” and is changing his mind “at his own peril” and predicted “his base will be very, very unhappy with this.” Rand said that as a physician, he might need to check if the president has caught “Potomac Fever,” which “makes you forget your campaign promises.” He later added, “I think him changing course on this is at his own peril, that his base will be very, very unhappy with this.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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Rand Paul: Trump Likely Has the Power to Pardon Himself

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he believes President Donald Trump has the ability to pardon himself. Host Jake Tapper asked Paul if he believes Trump has the power to do so, and Paul replied, “I think in all likelihood he does. I think that some of this hasn’t been adjudicated.” Trump himself believes he has the “complete power” to pardon, however, he tweeted out Saturday that he has nothing to pardon himself from. While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017 Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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Rand Paul: Voting for a Clean Obamacare Repeal a ‘Victory’


Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said it was a “victory” that Senate Republicans were going to vote on a “clean” bill to repeal Obamacare. Paul said,”What I’m calling a victory is not the defeat of the plan, what I’m calling a victory is that we will get to vote on a clean repeal. I’ve been advocating that we repeal Obamacare — all of it — and we’re at least going to get a vote on a partial repeal and that is a victory.” He continued,”I wasn’t in favor of an insurance company bail out. The previous bill had about $180 billion dollars to give to insurance companies. Insurance companies have gotten rich on Obamacare. They used to make $6 billion a year in profit. They’re now up to $15 billion a year in profit. We shouldn’t be giving any taxpayer money to insurance companies, so I objected to that, but I’m actually in favor of and will vote to go to the clean repeal that’s being proposed now.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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