Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll. Attendees at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference said Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was their preferred Presidential nominee. Rand won 25 percent of the vote in the straw poll, followed by Florida senator Marco Rubio, who got 23 percent. Paul’s father, former Congressman Ron Paul, won the CPAC straw polls in 2010 and 2011. Mitt Romney was the first choice last year. Earlier this month, Rand Paul said that he was “seriously considering” a bid for the White House in 2016.
The Democrats finally offer a budget. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) submitted a budget proposal for the Federal government, something the Democrats refused to do for almost four years. The proposed Democrat budget raises taxes by almost $1 trillion and, even under the most optimistic assumptions, won’t balance the budget any one of the next 10 years.
You tax dollars went where? The National Institutes of Health have awarded a Boston hospital more than $1.5 million to find out why a majority of gay women are overweight. “Nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese, compared to half of heterosexual women,” according to a description of the grant. The reverse is true for men; heterosexual males have nearly double the risk of obesity of gay men. “These disparities are of high public-health significance,” the grant stated. Right. And, of course, taxpayers should foot the bill to find the answers.
No outrage over these remarks. The national media love it when they can exploit things like Mitt Romney’s remarks about the 47 percent or Todd Akins’ comments about abortion. But they’re amazingly silent when a liberal spouts off. Where was the outrage when Representative Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said this about the budget proposed by Senator Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.): “He wants Americans to work until they die, he wants poor people who get sick not be able to see a doctor, not to get the care they need, not to get better. He wants them to die.” There was none that I heard.