Marking ‘Festivus,’ Rand Paul Tweets Grievances About Fed, Alternate-Side-Of-Street Parking

But no "Feats of Strength"

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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul celebrated Festivus, the faux holiday made famous by TV sitcom Seinfeld, with the traditional “airing of grievances” on Monday.

Instead of gathering his family around the table to discuss all the ways they have disappointed him over the last year, Paul took his frustration out on the Federal Reserve and his staff’s criticism of his wardrobe choices.

On Sunday night, Paul previewed the following day’s onslaught of grievances:

Let Festivus begin:

cc: Harry Reid

Watch out DC street-cleaners:

Onto the Fed:

No feats of strength? Blasphemy!

Burgoo

Turtlenecks were a favorite of Jerry Seinfeld!

Finally, a “Festivus Miracle” of bipartisanship he got Cory Booker to retweet him:

We’ll update this post with more of Paul’s grievances as he posts them.

29 comments
sacredh
sacredh

Ho, ho, ho - Rand Paul

labman57
labman57

Rand Paul always seems more comfortable interacting within a fictional world.

CarlLegg
CarlLegg

One thing is certain: Fed monetary-fiscal policy is indeed hurting the middle-class. Unfortunately, the conservative "solution" will just create MORE disparity. We need a return to progressive taxation (1940-1980) which made our middle-class the envy of the world.

yogi
yogi

Senator Paul's war on Christmas continues!

j45ashton
j45ashton

Festivus for the rest of us.  There's only one thing longer than Rand Paul's list of grievances against Washington,  My list of grievances against him.. Now to the Feats of Strength.  Or better yet...Rand Paul, no soup for you! 

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

Great yet one more thing the clown Plagiarized. Is there an original idea in that permed head of his?

roknsteve
roknsteve

We can always count on Rand Paul to have grievances. whine, complain, judge, moan, bleat, pout, just like the rest of the conservative congress.  Here's the real War on Christmas from Rand.     

Stand_With_Rand
Stand_With_Rand

@CarlLegg Taxes were reduced SUBSTANTIALLY in that time period you just named...in fact, I've never seen someone comment on the exactly 180 degree, polar opposite of the truth.

The reason for the "envy" as you put it, was free market.  Simple as that.  Low taxes, very little government intervention, and a strong currency.

JohnVandertow
JohnVandertow

@CarlLegg we do need to fix the tax code for sure...But if we never address monetary policy then it doesn't touch the bigger problem of a devalued currency ..

Stand_With_Rand
Stand_With_Rand

@j45ashtontypical liberal....you say you have grievance but then don't list them.....for fear that your silly liberal logic will be destroyed by facts, math, and economic principle.


Now if you have anything substantial to say that offers some purpose for your absolute hate for Dr. Paul, then come on back and say it.....but leave the mindless insults for children.

Stand_With_Rand
Stand_With_Rand

@mantisdragon91Aaaaand Obamqa has Plaigerized, and so has Dr. Martin Luther King.....the difference is, when those 2 men did it, they didn't fire their speech writer and apologize for it.


But I do love watching you liberals squirm.  I know that when all you lot can think of is silly nonsense like this, I know I'm backing the right guy.


MOST intelligent people in America are sick of status quo, career politicians, but the sheeple like you just keep voting them in office and then expecting different results.


I'll vote for a man who does not accept ONE  DIME of campaign contribution from lobbyists that represent the same big banks and big pharma that we bail out, and cause insurance premiums to skyrocket.


The whole system is corrupt and you sheeple worship the ground these nutcases walk on....Bush...Obama....what difference does it make if they have an (R) or (D) next to their name, we get the same horrible foreign policy, expansion of an already bloated govt, more taxes, less middle class.


If "he plaigerized" is all you have, then I'll vote Dr. Paul any day.


I can make a list a MILE long for any other potential candidate, and every bullet point would be 1000 times better than "he plaigerized".


What are you liberals, the hall monitors of politics?  It's not even against the law.

JohnVandertow
JohnVandertow

@mantisdragon91 yeah why don't you look up his actual policy views on anything ?  what do you have against legalizing marijuana?

JoelPaull
JoelPaull

@roknsteveDon't be silly, progressives are clearly in the lead in warring on Christmas.  You can have it if Hillary let you.

JohnVandertow
JohnVandertow

@roknsteve he's not a "conservative" first problem you have is you idiots don't know what your own views even are since you flip flop at the will of the elites...  why not stand for something ? like legalizing marijuana, or stopping the NSA surveilence state  ? Guess you pieces of sh*t love the status quo , thanks for taking my money and giving me nothing in return ...

JohnVandertow
JohnVandertow

@tom.litton@CarlLegg for real tom.??  Just look up what they do in secret every day since 1913?  Destroying the value of the dollar by simply printing new money at the treasury... It's called counterfeit and has the same effect over time...it undercuts the savers in the middle class to help the rich elite bankers... If you didn't want to see the collapse of 97/08 happen then we should have stopped them then, instead they only use the same "tools" to try and fix the problem they started but it never happened yet in a hundred years where our debt went down.. why do you think they hold us in this debt?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@JohnVandertow@mantisdragon91 

What does legalizing marijuana have to do with the fact that the man has never had an original idea in his life, while having a long and rich history of plagiarism?

tom.litton
tom.litton

@JohnVandertow@tom.litton@CarlLeggThe evidence is pretty easy to find:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantitative_easing

Of course that's just QE.  Lower interest rates = lower unemployment has been standard economic theory for a very long time and isn't controversial. 

Inflation has been and still is below the Fed target for several years.  It's hard to see how that could hurt the middle class.

What's really hurting the middle class is the lack of jobs, and that is helped by low interest rates. 

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@JohnVandertow@tom.litton@CarlLegg 

Actually what caused the crash was the Libertarian idiocy of letting business regulate itself. Christopher Cox was appointed head of the SEC in June of 2005 and stated on numerous occasions before and after his confirmation that the era of government regulation in the wake of the Enron and Worldcomm scandals was over. Care to guess what percentage of the toxic derivatives that crashed our economy were created after his appointment?

JohnVandertow
JohnVandertow

@tom.litton@JohnVandertow@CarlLegg  it hurts the savers, rather than the investors .. and the poorer who live day to day that can't save.. it undercuts the value of the money we use.. and a rich person isn't going to be affected by rising food costs or rising rent costs...

JohnVandertow
JohnVandertow

@tom.litton@JohnVandertow@CarlLegg  what lowers unemployment and what evidence do you have of that? since they caused the crash and the fact the real market says unemployment is still over 10%?, especially if you count people who were unemployed over a year..    But again rising costs due to inflation obviously hurts people and poorer people first.... and the people who got those benefits early on are usually rich already..  do you not see how printing money out of thin air is counterfeiting a currency? doesn't matter who does it/.   The Fed always had the discount window open to banks who get that money from the fed at a lower interest rate than the banks lend to us..But it was our money to begin with plus they charge interest just to use their money when again it was ours to begin with... Starting to see how the scam works yet? 

tom.litton
tom.litton

@JohnVandertow@tom.litton@CarlLeggIt also lowers unemployment.  Since a large majority of middle class income comes from jobs, not interest payments, I don't really see how it hurts middle class in general.


You can say it hurts specific people that have a steady income and lots of investments.  You can especially say that it hurts retirees.

But middle class in general?  I've never seen any evidence to support that.