Monday, April 20, 2015

Taxes A Cruz has proposed simplifying taxes with the ultimate goal of abolishing the IRS. B- Paul has proposed simplifying taxes with the ultimate goal of abolishing the IRS, but recently proposed special tax breaks to favored minorities and fiscally irresponsible college students. Spending B- Cruz ignores trillions in wasteful military spending, but has an otherwise outstanding record. B Paul was among the most fiscally responsible senators in U.S. history until recent pandering to Israel, neocons, and favored minorities. Illegal Immigration C- Cruz has proposed increased legal immigration without securing any commensurate reduction in the welfare state. His proposals for “increased border security” would only further empower TSA molesters and inconvenience US citizens. C- Paul has proposed increased legal immigration without securing any commensurate reduction in the welfare state. His proposals for “increased border security” would only further empower TSA molesters and inconvenience US citizens. Obamacare A+ Cruz has demonstrated that he will go to any lengths to repeal Obamacare. C- In 2013, Rand Paul reneged on his promise to help Ted Cruz and Mike Lee defund Obamacare. Paul’s recent statements suggest he no longer believes Obamacare can ever be repealed. Illegal NSA Spying B- Cruz has made strong overtures to civil libertarians. These efforts are welcome, but undermined by his unconstitutional proposal to grant Obama and corrupt federal bureaucrats the unquestioned authority to strip Americans of citizenship. B+ Paul is known for his opposition to illegal NSA spying, but has recently softened his position to placate neocons and low-information Republicans. Patriot Act B- Though Cruz supported reforms to the Patriot Act, he did not go far enough many civil libertarians– who feared his legislation would codify unconstitutional domestic spying. * N/A Paul backed Mitch McConnell in opposing much-needed reforms to the Patriot Act. * This position is almost assuredly political, and not an accurate reflection of his views or the policies he would enact once in office. Interventionism C+ Cruz has generally advocated a far more liberal interventionist foreign policy than Ronald Reagan. There is some evidence to suggest, however, that his liberal war-mongering is merely lip service to low-information Republicans. B Paul has recently abandoned non-interventionism to placate neocons and low-information Republicans. However, 50 years of statements and writings suggest this evolution is not entirely genuine. Defending Religious Liberty A- Cruz has a long history of defending religious liberty. Most recently, he boldly spoke out against the SatanicGBT community’s jihad and persecution of Christians. C- Paul recently paid lip service to religious liberty, has made no serious legislative effort to resist the Gaystapo. Furthermore, he flip-flopped on private property rights. Abortion A Cruz is unabashedly pro-life. B- Paul is pro-life, but has softened his stance and will likely continue to do so. Fighting Feminazis F Ted Cruz joined psychotic liberal Kirsten Gillibrand’s jihad against masculinity in the military (ignoring 200,000 years of human history) and sacrificing military readiness at the altar of feminazism. F Rand Paul joined psychotic liberal Kirsten Gillibrand’s jihad against masculinity in the military (ignoring 200,000 years of human history) and sacrificing military readiness at the altar of feminazism. OVERALL GRADE B B-