Taking the completely opposite tack as Sen. Mitch McConnell, Sen. Rand Paul stood up to the radical left and RINOs in the Uniparty by declaring that he and his allies would be fighting against the huge, wasteful Omnibus bill in a speech.
Tweeting about his speech, Senator Rand Paul included a video and said “I brought along the 1.7 trillion, 4,000+ page Pelosi-Schumer omnibus spending bill that’s being fast-tracked through the Senate. This process stinks. It’s an abomination. It’s a no good rotten way to run government. We’re standing up and saying NO.”
Watch the video here:
I brought along the 1.7 trillion, 4,000+ page Pelosi-Schumer omnibus spending bill that's being fast-tracked through the Senate. This process stinks. It's an abomination. It's a no good rotten way to run government. We're standing up and saying NO. pic.twitter.com/Wom6xKEeQh
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 20, 2022
As you can hear in the video, Sen. Paul said:
“I brought with me the darn 4155 pages. When was it produced in the dead of the night? 1:30 in the morning when it was released. Now people argue that it’s conservatives’ fault. It’s ‘you don’t have the Christmas spirit, somehow you’re holding up government.’
“Well, whose job is it to produce this? The people in charge of spending the people in charge of both of the parties? When did they know that this would be necessary?
“Well, it’s in the law, September 30. You got nine months, almost 10 months to produce a plan to have a spending plan. They weren’t ready on September 30. So they voted themselves 90 more days. They weren’t ready last week either. So they voted themselves another week. And now we have it at 1:30 in the morning this morning. But what’s the clamor the clamors to vote?
“Vote now let’s get it done. Why are you standing in the way of spending? Well, the real question is this. What is more dangerous? What is more dangerous to the country? $1.1 trillion in new debt? Or is Republican leadership likes to say, ‘oh, but it’s a win. It’s a big win, we’re getting $45 billion for the military.’ So which is more important, which threatens the country more?
“Are we at risk for being invaded by a foreign power? If we don’t put 45 billion into the military? Are we more at risk by adding to a $31 trillion debt?
“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 $6 trillion entity, and they want 24 hours to process this. And then they want to go forward. I will be demanding two amendments. One, that it just goes against the budget rules. The pay go rules say you can’t do this. 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 and tired of it. They’re paying for it through the nose with inflation. Adding a trillion dollars to the deficit will simply fuel the fires that are consuming our wages and consuming our retirement plans. It’s a terrible system. Someone needs to stand up, we’re standing up and we’re going to say no.”
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