Paul outlines 'new way' for US

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulHouse bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance Authorizing military force is necessary, but insufficient GOP feuds with outside group over analysis of tax framework MORE (R-Ky.) pitched a libertarian vision for the nation in his rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

“Government spending doesn’t work. It doesn’t create jobs. Only the democracy of the marketplace can find those capable of creating jobs,” he says. 

The potential 2016 presidential contender made his case for limited government in a 10-minute Web video that highlighted his proposal to tackle poverty with “economic freedom zones” and railed against welfare programs, while exhorting listeners to “choose a new way” of government.

And while he pledged to work with “the president, Democrats, independents and anyone who wants to get people back to work and alleviate poverty in our country,” he charged in the speech that Obama’s policies have exacerbated that poverty.
In simple terms, Paul outlined the tenets of free-market libertarianism, quoting libertarian patriarch Milton Friedman at one point.

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