Here’s how a line appeared in a conservative chain email dating back to 2003 about a billion dollars:Way to class up the joint, Rand. Seriously, a wing-nut chain email!? Yeesh.
A billion seconds ago it was 1959. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes.
Here’s how Paul delivered it in floor remarks on Social Security:
A billion seconds, ago I was in high school. A billion minutes ago, Jesus was alive. A billion hours ago, we were in the Stone Age. But a billion dollars ago at the rate the government spends it, was only a few minutes ago.
Andrew Kaczynski also found a new theft in Paul's book Government Bullies, stolen from a repeat victim:
Here’s Cato scholar Timothy Sandefur of the Pacific Legal Foundation in Regulation Magazine in an article on wetlands:Sad to report that @buzzfeedandrew says these will be the last two examples of Rand Paul's plagiarism that BuzzFeed intends to post. Maybe once you're in double digits, the point has been made.
Congress enacts broadly worded statutes threatening devastating penalties for vaguely worded violations—and leaves administrative officials the discretion to fill in the details.
And here’s how Paul wrote it:
Congress enacts broadly worded statutes threatening devastating penalties for vaguely worded violations— and leaves administrative officials to then muddy the law through drawn-out litigation with the discretion to fill in the details.