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SENATOR RAND PAUL: A PLATFORM TO REVITALIZE AMERICA (UPDATED)

SENATOR RAND PAUL: A PLATFORM TO REVITALIZE AMERICA (UPDATED)

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FY2013
Senator Rand Paul
 
United States Senate
 
FY2013
 
A Platform to Revitalize America
Budget of theU.S. Government
 
 A Platform to Revitalize America
 
Page 2 Senator Paul FY 2013 Budget 
February 25, 2012Office of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
Staff:
John Gray
With contributions from:Rachel Bovard 
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Regulatory ReformPeter Fotos
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Medicare ReformBrett King - ResearchBlake Deeley 
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ResearchPaige Agostin
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Research
 
 A Platform to Revitalize America
 
Senator Paul FY 2013 Budget Page 3
Table of Contents
Preface .......................................................................................................................................................... 5Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 6Major Budget Policy Options ...................................................................................................................... 21Legislative Branch ................................................................................................................................... 22Department of Agriculture ...................................................................................................................... 24Department of Commerce ...................................................................................................................... 26Department of Defense .......................................................................................................................... 28Department of Education ....................................................................................................................... 31Department of Energy ............................................................................................................................ 35Department of Health and Human Services ........................................................................................... 37Department of Housing and Urban Development .................................................................................. 40Department of Homeland Security ......................................................................................................... 44Department of the Interior ..................................................................................................................... 46Department of Transportation ............................................................................................................... 48National Aeronautics and Space Administration .................................................................................... 50International Assistance Programs ......................................................................................................... 52Miscellaneous Policy Changes ................................................................................................................ 55Tax Reform
Flat Tax .................................................................................................................................. 58Budget Process Reform ............................................................................................................................... 67Social Security Reform ................................................................................................................................ 68Medicare Reform ........................................................................................................................................ 70Regulatory Reform ...................................................................................................................................... 78Summary Tables .......................................................................................................................................... 87Discretionary Function Totals ................................................................................................................. 89Mandatory Function Totals ..................................................................................................................... 90Function Totals ........................................................................................................................................ 91Budget Totals .......................................................................................................................................... 92Budget Comparisons ............................................................................................................................... 93Major Categories ..................................................................................................................................... 94Brief Policy Explanation .............................................................................................................................. 95

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