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Sen. Paul: Defense cuts may be necessary

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky's Tea Party senator paid a visit to Louisville Tuesday and the word of the day was cuts.

While Republicans want cuts in many federal departments, Senator Rand Paul said they have to agree that some cuts might be necessary in our defense budget as well.

Paul spoke to veterans at the Kentucky State VFW on Poplar Level Road. The vets had some questions about red tape with government. Paul said taking care of veterans is first and foremost, but he said certain military strategies that could save money need to be on the table...

"Do we still need 50,000 troops in Germany or South Korea? Those are strategies on how you provide for defense. Do we need a three million man army or two million man army? Those are strategies with regards to defense," Paul said.

Paul said he believes the Tea Party will be most effective trying to impact Democrats and Republicans, but not by trying to become a third party.

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