I find Ron Paul abhorrent, and I worry about Rand Paul, who seems like a slightly more polished version of Daddy. Nevertheless, even creepy people can be right, as Rand Paul is about government spending.
His point, basically, is that Republicans and Democrats are battling over bandage quality, rather than actually treating the wound. The only place in which Paul departs from reality is to complain that military spending has slightly more than doubled since 9/11. He seems to forget that, since 9/11, the military has been fighting a very active, two-front war. That’s going to require more money than a peace-time military.