Politics & Government

Bill Clinton blasts Rand Paul's 'radical ideas'

Former President Bill Clinton stumped for fellow Democrat Jack Conway on Monday, delivering a strongly-worded repudiation of Republican Rand Paul and his “radical ideas” for a smaller government.

Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race is between a practical, progressive moderate who has a plan, versus a guy “with radical ideas and no record to back it up,” Clinton told a few thousand people gathered outside the Administration Building at the University of Kentucky.

Clinton said Paul would roll back federal protection for people with disabilities while pushing tax cuts for rich people. He also mentioned the possibility of cuts to food safety, air traffic control, education, and workplace training, among other things.

Republicans try to portray Democrats as the party of big government spending while claiming to be the party of restraint, Clinton said.

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