Rand Paul is, well, a Randian, but at least someone is pointing out that the Budget Emperor has no clothes. THE FEDERAL DEFICIT IS BIGGER THIS YEAR THAN LAST YEAR.
The Republicans failed the first test, which was putting people in place who meant business on fiscal responsibility in the House by appointing the King of Earmarks, Kentucky's own Hal Rogers, as head of the Appropriations Committee.
Now they have failed the second test: Standing up to Obama and insisting on real cuts in this year's federal budget.
Three strikes and you're out.