I put forward a motion that says let's obey our own rules, but it will be interesting to watch the vote and see how it turns out. Who truly cares about the debt on either side of the aisle? Who's willing to say I'm for tax cuts, but I'm also for spending restraint?
Calling all conservatives, libertarians, and anyone who believes in limited government: call your legislators and say don’t exceed the budget caps and vote for Rand Paul’s point of order, which will prevent us from exceeding the budget caps.
Rather than bicker over raising taxes on some people and lowering taxes on other people, we should cut everyone's taxes to make sure we get a middle-class tax cut across the board. The best way to do that is to give the tax committee a mandate that is larger, a mandate for a bigger tax cut. My amendment provides budget reconciliation instructions to increase the tax cut to $2.5 trillion. If we are to believe this budget, it claims to save over $6 trillion over ten years - more than enough to go bigger, better, and bolder on cutting taxes.
Across the country, Republicans promised to repeal Obamacare. They promised to repeal all of Obamacare, root and branch. Not one Republican promised to keep and block grant Obamacare. They promised to repeal Obamacare. Tonight, I present another chance. My amendment will provide budget reconciliation instructions so that Republican senators can fulfill their promise. So that they can actually repeal Obamacare root and branch, as they promised.
This amendment is about the debt. We have a $20 trillion debt, and it's about whether we're serious about tackling that debt. The budget before us exceeds our own spending caps by $43 billion.
This amendment would allow instructions so we will do what we say we are going to do, which is cut spending. I think in light of the fact that we are for tax cuts, we ought to be for reducing spending so we don't explode the debt.