Support Sen. Rand Paul amendment to cut 5 cents out of every federal dollar spent

June 1, 2023, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in support of Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) amendment to cut 5 cents out of every dollar spent dollar of federal spending excluding Social Security:

“Americans for Limited Government urges passage of Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) amendment to the Biden-McCarthy Debt Deal to cut five cents out of every dollar spent by the federal government, while restoring Congress’ Article One Constitutional control over federal spending. Senator Paul’s alternative leaves Social Security untouched while forcing our elected representatives to make real choices about how taxpayer dollars are spent.

“Americans are tired of empty balanced budget promises from politicians.  The Paul amendment lays a pathway to balance, something nowhere to be found in the debt ceiling bill passed by the House of Representatives yesterday in spite of bi-partisan opposition.”


“Debt Deal: Disaster or Disappointment?” By Rick Manning, May 30, 2023 at

“McCarthy says debt deal ‘largest spending cut’ in history. Is he correct?” By Robert Romano, May 31, 2023 at

“House easily passes debt ceiling increase and spending caps 314 to 117, Senate passage expected — debt will still rise to more than $49 trillion by 2033” By Robert Romano, June 1, 2023 at

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