TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local News

October 15, 2012

Paul director speaks to chamber

CORBIN — Special to The Times-Tribune

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s State director, Jim Milliman, spoke at the September Knox County Chamber of Commerce meeting.  

Milliman shared many stories of how he said the government bullies people, businesses, and agencies in order to get what they want. He said that presently there is a government “war” on coal and that senators Paul and McConnell are opposing that “war.”

Milliman said Henry Fischer, a home-builder in northern Kentucky, fought the government at his own expense because he was falsely charged for hiring illegal immigrants. After many months and much expense, he did not back down and won his case.  Milliman said Fischer is a true American hero who stood up for what was right.  

Milliman also talked about Dr. Shakil Afridi, who played a vital role in the manhunt with the United States to find Osama bin Laden. When Afridi tried to leave Pakistan a few days later he was arrested, charged with treason, and sentenced to 33 years in prison. Rather than come to this man’s aid, Milliman said the United States tended to ignore that it had happened.  Senators Paul and  McConnell fought to try to help free this man and  saw nothing wrong with cutting off the aid from Pakistan until Afridi was freed.  

Paul has suggested  cutting off foreign aid to Libya.

“Why should we borrow money from China to help Libya who kills our people?” Milliman said.  

Paul believes the budget should be balanced and that the value of the dollar must be preserved to keep small businesses alive. He also believes if the Bush tax cuts are not extended,  many businesses are in danger.      

Milliman said many doctors in the Louisville area practice across the river in Indiana because there is no torte reform in Kentucky.

1
Text Only
Local News
Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter