Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) advised President Obama to cut back on goldfish and he’s not talking about laying off the cheesy snack.
According to Paul, there are plenty of alternative cuts the government could make to avoid the sequester, something that was President Obama’s fault in the first place.
“Number one, Mr. President, the sequester was your idea,” he said during the Fox News’ show ‘Hannity’ Monday night. “And number two, you’re making those cuts, because we’ve offered other cuts. I told him yesterday, there’s some goldfish, that they’ve been spending $5 million on research on goldfish to see how they interact collectively and democratically. One million and a half on rollup beef jerky, $300,000 on dog kennels and $100,000 on comedians we sent to India.”
According to Paul, there is $100 billion unaccounted for in government spending.
The Kentucky Senator told the show’s host Sean Hannity he has a simple solution to the sequester.
“We pay federal employees 16 percent more than private employees,” he said. “Equalize the pay. Cut out half of the foreign aid. Cut out half of foreign travel and — boom — you’ve got your sequester and nobody got laid off.”
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