The marriage of Bill Maher and U.S. Senator Rand Paul

Paul has been working to bridge the gap between the Republicans and Democrats. Often seen as a libertarian in Washington, D.C. and has made no bones about his intent to run for President in 2016 as a Republican. Maher, a liberal who donated at least $1 million to Barack Obama’s last campaign. Maher was impressed with Paul’s answer concerning the number of Americans in jail, when Paul said, “I think it is a fiscally conservative thing to want less people in prison, particularly non-violent people cause it is extraordinarily expensive.”

When it came to global warming Paul satisfied Maher and his audience with, “There is abundant evidence that carbon is increasing and has been increasing since the industrial age. All I ask for is that the solution has to be a balanced solution and you have to account for jobs and jobs lost by regulation. And I am not against regulation; I think the environment has been cleaned up dramatically through regulations on emission as well as clean water over the last 40 to 50 years. But I don’t want to shut down all forms of energy so that thousands and thousands of people lose jobs.”

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