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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Airs His Festivus Grievances

The Kentucky senator has a few problems with Washington.

Posted on December 23, 2013, at 11:53 a.m. ET

On Sunday night, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told the political world he would be airing his Festivus grievances on his Twitter account Monday.

In honor of Festivus, tomorrow I will be airing my grievances, mostly against Washington. Check back here in the morning.

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

In honor of Festivus, tomorrow I will be airing my grievances, mostly against Washington. Check back here in the morning.

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Festivus is of course the fake holiday from the show Seinfeld.

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Paul began by quoting Seinfeld, of course.

"I've got a lot of problems with you people, and now you're going to hear about it!" (Frank Costanza, 1997).

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

"I've got a lot of problems with you people, and now you're going to hear about it!" (Frank Costanza, 1997).

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And so it began...

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

Airing of Grievances begins...

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In Washington, "bipartisan deal" is a synonym for "increasing our debt"

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

In Washington, "bipartisan deal" is a synonym for "increasing our debt"

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One party seems to like some of the Bill of Rights. The other party, some more. Few willing to stand up for the whole thing.

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

One party seems to like some of the Bill of Rights. The other party, some more. Few willing to stand up for the whole thing.

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The recent "bipartisan deal" will add 7 trillion more debt. And was hailed as an example of Washington "getting something done."

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

The recent "bipartisan deal" will add 7 trillion more debt. And was hailed as an example of Washington "getting something done."

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Let's move on to the Senate. If you want more bipartisan cooperation, talk more not less.

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

Let's move on to the Senate. If you want more bipartisan cooperation, talk more not less.

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Allow more debate and amendments. Don't change the rules to run it with an iron fist.

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

Allow more debate and amendments. Don't change the rules to run it with an iron fist.

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Minor grievance: I can never remember when to move my car for DC street cleaning.

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

Minor grievance: I can never remember when to move my car for DC street cleaning.

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Today has another significance besides a Festivus: It is the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve.

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

Today has another significance besides a Festivus: It is the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve.

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Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

So now some Fed Grievances.

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Over 300 House members helped pass Audit the Fed with real bipartisanship. Still no vote in the Senate.

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

Over 300 House members helped pass Audit the Fed with real bipartisanship. Still no vote in the Senate.

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Fed policies make you poorer, and hurt the poor and middle class the most. Ridiculous monetary policies increase the costs of goods.

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

Fed policies make you poorer, and hurt the poor and middle class the most. Ridiculous monetary policies increase the costs of goods.

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So you can thank the Fed for your grocery and gas bills getting out or control.

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

So you can thank the Fed for your grocery and gas bills getting out or control.

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In response to some of your tweets, there will be no feats of strength, and I have no plans to end Festivus by wrestling with Senator Reid.

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

In response to some of your tweets, there will be no feats of strength, and I have no plans to end Festivus by wrestling with Senator Reid.

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Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

Back to Grievances...

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Senator Rand Paul

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The Senate cafeteria never has burgoo.

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Grievance with my otherwise wonderful staff: leave the turtleneck alone. I like it and so do viewers.

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

Grievance with my otherwise wonderful staff: leave the turtleneck alone. I like it and so do viewers.

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Too many people wearing ties on TV as it is

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

Too many people wearing ties on TV as it is

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Back to the Fed: Congress has the power to coin money and regulate it. An Audit is the least we can do to conduct some oversight.

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

Back to the Fed: Congress has the power to coin money and regulate it. An Audit is the least we can do to conduct some oversight.

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Obamacare is the untouchable "law of the land" but sequester cuts aren't

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

Obamacare is the untouchable "law of the land" but sequester cuts aren't

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I still have a lot more problems with you people (Washington). I will be back later with more.

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

I still have a lot more problems with you people (Washington). I will be back later with more.

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One more Festivus grievance about bipartisanship. @CoryBooker doesn't RT me enough.

Senator Rand Paul

@SenRandPaul

One more Festivus grievance about bipartisanship. @CoryBooker doesn't RT me enough.

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U, me & "feats of strength:" Senate floor, name the time MT @SenRandPaul A Festivus grievance re bipartisanship. Booker doesn't RT me enough

Cory Booker

@CoryBooker

U, me & "feats of strength:" Senate floor, name the time MT @SenRandPaul A Festivus grievance re bipartisanship. Booker doesn't RT me enough

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