The Congressman also appeared on MSNBC this morning to discuss the same issue.
One commentator suggested that Paul's analysis was misguided because "The house is already on fire" and something must be done to put it out.
"You are correct, the house is on fire," Paul fired back, "and you think you're putting water on it, but I think you are pouring kerosene on it." he added.
"We got into this mess by spending too much, borrowing too much and inflating too much. Government was too big and we had too many regulations. We had rejected the market economy for decades, we have rejected the notion of sound money for decades, and we got into a mess this way. So what is the proposal? Spend more money, borrow more money, print more money, regulate more, it makes no sense whatsoever." Paul asserted.
The Congressman suggested that a more sound approach to the crisis would be to abolish income tax and business tax to get Americans spending, whilst simultaneously cutting overseas spending to cover revenue losses.
"But the problem is no one wants to cut the American Empire," Paul explained.
"Even Obama's administration wants to increase spending overseas and increase military spending. As long as you want to run the world empire at a trillion dollars a year, believe me you cannot solve this problem." he added.