Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Sen. Rand Paul Addresses Owensboro in Two Venues

rand paul 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (10/18/13) – U.S. Sen. Rand Paul made two stops in Owensboro on Thursday, telling the audience at his first visit as part of an Owensboro Health symposium that he regrets Republicans weren’t able to compromise with Democrats in Washington on the Affordable Health Care Act, and that it will add as much as $2.6 trillion to the already ballooning federal deficit.

“We borrow $1 million a minute and didn’t change anything,” Paul said of the agreement reached to reopen the government after a lengthy shutdown this month. “We continue to spend at an alarming rate.”

Paul projected the budget deficit currently stands somewhere around $17 trillion.

His comments at the first stop came at the end of a two-hour “Health Policy Leadership Briefing” hosted by Owensboro Health. Other speakers at the venue shared information on new insurance exchanges, where to find them online, and how they work. A panel of four state lawmakers – Sens. Jerry Rhoads and Joe Bowen, and Reps. Tommy Thompson and Ben Waide – also discussed their take on the Kentucky insurance exchanges as part of a roundtable talk.

At his second stop, the Owensboro Right to Life annual fundraiser, Sen. Paul addressed a crowd of more than 1,000 guests – the most that have ever attended such an event, organizers said during the dinner.

Paul pledged his commitment to upholding pro-life views as he recalled the story of “Gattaca,” a science fiction movie about a society that manipulates DNA at birth to root out imperfections. People who are born naturally are second-class citizens in the movie, and the story is about a man who cheats his way into a better life by buying blood and urine samples from a paralyzed man who was genetically altered at birth.

Paul warned that the danger of making arbitrary life decisions could have unforeseen repercussions, and said most doctors adhere strictly to the oath they take to “do no harm.”

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16
button coupons

Stock Report

1 DOW 18,053.71
+23.50 (0.13%)    
2 S&P 2,088.77
+6.89 (0.33%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,806.86
+33.39 (0.70%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button classifieds

In Other News...

Mustangs Fall to Host Graves County in Eagle Holiday Classic

MAYFIELD, Ky. (12/26/14) — Muhlenberg County came up short in its bid to knock off host Graves County in the Eagle… Read More

Lady Trojans to Play in Titan Christmas Clash

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (12/26/14) — After winning two of three games in the Lady Storm United Mine Workers of America Classic… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

December 24, 2014 12430

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 25, 2014 8455

Gift Returns Done Right

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 5850

Arrests Made After Dulin Avenue Christmas Eve…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
December 23, 2014 4054

Couple's Alleged Dispute over Blanket Leads to…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 25, 2014 4022

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - December 25, 2014

in Video by Crime Stoppers
December 22, 2014 3720

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 22, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 20, 2014 3543

KET’s Kentucky Life Segment to Feature Old…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 23, 2014 3523

Alleged Theft at Walmart Sends Two to Jail

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 23, 2014 3135

Disturbance Results in Vehicle, Foot Pursuit,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer Tyler Russell
December 23, 2014 2854

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Karen McKnight

Stories Trending Today

December 25, 2014 8455

Gift Returns Done Right

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 5850

Arrests Made After Dulin Avenue Christmas Eve…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
December 26, 2014 2549

5-Year-Old Boy Kills Buck/Doe

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Randy Adams
December 26, 2014 1663

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 26, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 26, 2014 1653

Grab the Best Buys This January

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 26, 2014 1500

2014 Looking Back: World Mourns Watson Family…

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 1425

E-cigarettes and Quitting Smoking

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 1424

SurfKY Spotlight: Hudson Service Center

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
December 26, 2014 1390

The Greatest Gift - The Gift of Life

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins Circuit Clerk Karen McKnight
December 26, 2014 1130

Packing Away Christmas Decor Doesn't Have to be…

in Top News For All Sites by SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss