Actually being a congressman may be a little harder than running for a senate seat, Kentucky Senator-elect Rand Paul is discovering. He spent his campaign advocating for governmental cuts to fix the deficit, and has proposed requiring a balanced budget for congress.
But now that he’s actually a part of the solution, he seems to be having a much more difficult time deciding what to really cut.
Via Think Progress:
From there, the interview deteriorated into a painfully uncomfortable and, at times, personal exchange. Spitzer asked Paul to name specific programs he would cut from health care, Social Security, or defense. But Paul demurred, explaining that he would offer a balanced budget in the next Congress — over 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 year increments, but was still unsure of what to cut to get there. At one point, Paul even suggested that rather than pressing him for specifics, Spitzer should invite liberals and ask “how do you continue to have these programs?”