Senator Rand Paul Takes On Alaska Delegation Over Earmarks in Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill (+video)

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul took on Alaska’s Senators yesterday over earmarks for Alaska fisheries placed in the appropriation bill designated for Hurricane Sandy relief, suggesting that if the spending was necessary it should be pushed through the Senate in a stand-alone bill.

The comments came on the Senate floor in the middle of a speech in which Senator Paul took on wasteful spending, of which the Alaskan earmarks were just one example of the problem.

Paul has suggested he would agree to further infrastructure spending if it were taken from appropriations that have already been designated as wasteful, or funds from the foreign aid budget designated for countries who have demonstrated hostility to America.

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