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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.

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