Rand Paul Hands U.S. Treasury $600K


rand-paulJust when you thought Sen. Rand Paul had no more tricks up his sleeve, he hands $600,000 to the U.S. Treasury and proves you silly wrong.

The move, announced Wednesday, was a “symbolic gesture” meant to highlight how easily the government can reduce its spending. Paul says the sizable sum came from a closely monitored office budget.

“We watch every purchase … what computers we buy, what paper we buy, the ink cartridges,” Paul said. “We treat the money like it’s our money, or your money, and we look at every expenditure.” Paul’s donation was coupled by a smaller one from South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who pledged to give $160,000 of his budget (12 percent) back to the government. ”

At a time when Americans are tightening their budgets, I have made an effort to do the same with my congressional office budget,” Mulvaney said. When Congress starts cutting back on ink cartridges to try to save the economy, it might be a good time to start looking for lifeboats. 

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. On the first day back from a month long strike, two city school buses were involved in rush-hour accidents in Staten Island and Queens, officials said.

    In Staten Island, a school bus had turned left from Van Duzer Street onto Waverly Place about 7 a.m. when a car tried to squeeze by, hit the bus and careened into a nearby telephone pole, FDNY and Department of Education officials said.

    Five students aboard the bus, who attend Lavelle Preparatory Charter School, were taken to Staten Island University Hospital for observation, a DOE spokeswoman said.

    Two other adults suffered minor injuries in the incident, according to the FDNY. It was not immediately clear if they were on the bus or in the vehicle that hit it. They were not taken to the hospital.

    In Queens, a bus at the intersection of Sutphin Boulevard and 105th Avenue was rear-ended by a car about 7:18 a.m., causing the bus to swerve into a fire hydrant, officials said.

    Two people were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with minor injuries, an FDNY spokesman said. Four others refused medical treatment at the scene. The ages of the injured passengers weren’t immediately known.

    Parents of students in both crashes were notified, education officials said.

    (Source: DNA Info)

  2. Sorry. It’s millions not thousands there air fare alone is in the millions that doesn’t include security and free loaders they schlep along

  3. We could also save a lot of money by cutting subsidies to the oil companies and agribusiness. 600K isn’t even a drop in the bucket.

  4. Why dont Paul ,Cantor and all the Republican Senators and congressman get on the same page and turn over their surplus offic expenses to the Secretary of Treasury ?. It would make great theater.