Dr. Paul held a Town Hall Meeting Monday evening at the old judicial complex in Leitchfield with approximately 30 people in attendance. Paul was presented to the crowd by local business owner and Lions Club member Aaron Witten.
Paul said his agenda in Washington, if elected, would be two pass two amendments that he said would radically change Washington. He called the government system “broken” and in need of being fixed as a whole and even though he is running on a republican ticket, he spared the Republican Party little in placing the blame for the $1.75 trillion deficit the nation is facing.
Paul said forcing the federal government to have a balanced budget policy and passing an amendment to limit a politician’s term to 12 years are the two items he said if he could see passed, he would be happy to “turn around and come home.”
Paul said Kentucky may “bicker back and forth” about the budget but there is law in place that forces the state to balance the budget. Paul said this concept needs to be enforced in Washington.
“The system is flawed because they stay up there too long,” said Paul, speaking of those who made careers of being politicians. He said “Physicians, Plumbers, Teachers, these are who we need in politics for 12 years at a time and them bring them home.” He said this concept and limiting of terms would keep projects in perspective and of what is needed the most instead of who is asking for the project and receiving the funds based on a politician’s seniority.
Darcy Pavlak, an audience member, asked Paul what would keep him from selling his soul once he was elected. Paul said running for office and being a part of the political realm was taxing on a family with the traveling and stress of the position. He said his opponent, Trey Grayson, would be devastated if he lost whereas his (Paul’s) wife would actually cheer. He said all he could do is hope to translate to his audiences that he is sincere in wanted to help make change happen in Washington.
Paul is the son of former US Presidential Candidate Ron Paul.