WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul released the following statement after voting “No” on the budget resolution, Senate Con. Res. 3, early Thursday morning:
“As a physician, I cannot wait to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a health care system that relies on freedom to provide quality, comprehensive, and affordable care.
“But putting nearly $10 trillion more in debt on the American people’s backs through a budget that never balances is not the way to get there. It is the exact opposite of the change Republicans promised, and I cannot support it, even as a placeholder.
“Kentucky sent me to the Senate to put an end to the out-of-control spending. Unfortunately, this new Congress has chosen to continue the status quo. Not only are we not cutting spending, but we are also proposing an increase at an exponential pace. There is no reason we cannot repeal Obamacare and pass a balanced budget at the same time.”
Earlier this week, Dr. Paul introduced an amendment laying out how Congress could balance the budget by 2024 and still repeal Obamacare.