Responding to a forceful jobs plan unveiled by President Barack’s Obama in an address before a joint session of Congress, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said there places where both parties can work together.
In a message delivered via YouTube, Paul urged the president to take responsibility for his role in the recession and reiterated his support for a Balanced Budget Amendment, which failed to get out of the Senate during the debt ceiling debate.
The Tea Party favorite also came out for the “Penny Plan,” which would cut spending by one percent each year for six years and cutting the corporate income tax in half. But Paul followed the initial lead of GOP leaders, who said there are elements of Mr. Obama’s plan where agreement can be reached.
“These are things that both sides of the aisle could come together on and I think if we did you would see an economic boom like we haven’t seen in a long time,” says Paul. “In order to get there though, many people say ‘Oh we have to compromise.’ Well compromise goes both ways. You’ve put forward your ideas tonight. You need to come talk to us about how we could work with you, but that means you need to entertain some of our ideas.”
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