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Republican Senator Rand Paul dropped the hammer on Democrats in Congress for corruption hidden inside their $1.7 trillion spending bill.
The 4,000 page bill was produced in the middle of the night and released at 1:30 in the morning.
Despite having 10 months to work on it, Congress released it at the 11th hour, right before Christmas.
This strategy attempts to pressure lawmakers into making an impulsive decision in order to get home for Christmas break.
Senator Paul said, “Whose job is it to produce this? The people in charge of spending.”
He continued, “When did they know this would be necessary? Well, it’s in the law, September 30th. You got nine months, almost ten months to produce a plan.”
“They weren’t ready on September 30th so they voted themselves 90 more days. They weren’t ready last week either, so they voted themselves another week.”
“So now we have it at 1:30 this morning,” Senator Paul said.
“I think the greatest risk to our national security is our debt. The process stinks. It’s an abomination.”
“It’s a no-good rotten way to run your government. Six trillion dollar entity and they want 24 hours to process this, and then they want to go forward.”
Many lawmakers won’t be able to read and process the impact of the 4,000 page spending bill within 24 hours.
Senator Paul proposed two major changes.
“One, that this goes against the budget rules, the pay-go rules say you can’t do this that you can’t have all this new spending unless it’s offset.”
“We will also be demanding that the pay-go rules are increased.”
“Instead of taking 60 votes to evade the rules, we’re going to ask that it be a two-thirds vote to evade the rules.’
“The American people don’t want this, they’re sick of it. They are paying for it through the nose with inflation.”