Look, you might like more government rather than less. Perhaps you like more guns than less. Taxes on the rich? More money on the less fortunate?
Let’s debate that. Earnestly and honestly.
And when you are living the line and walking the walk, walk it like this:
(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul cut another six-figure check to the United States Treasury Wednesday, taking the money he said he didn’t need from his office’s budget to make a tiny dent in the nation’s massive federal debt.
“We watch every purchase,” Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, said at an event next to an oversized check for $600,000. “We watch what computers we buy, what paper we buy, the ink cartridges. We treat the money like it’s our money, or your money, and we look at every expenditure.”
The $600,000 reflects more than 20% of Paul’s annual office budget, according to a press release.
Last year Paul returned $500,000 to the Treasury, and said he hoped other members of Congress would follow his cost-cutting lead. In total, Paul’s office says they’ve returned $1.1 million that was unspent from his office’s operating budget.
Rand. Ayn Rand. A little weird, sure. But the dude’s living the lesson.