celeste B Sat, 09/09/2017 - 14:26

If this doesnt piss you off nothing will

As estimates to fix the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey reach over $100 billion, the U.S. Congress has pushed for a bill that would raise the national debt in order to pay for it. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul suggested a different solution—why not make cuts to foreign aid in order to help Americans in need?

“In Washington, we have a disease—or a syndrome, rather. I call it the ‘dinosaur syndrome,’ big hearts, small brains. Unfortunately, it’s a reoccurring problem. Year after year, bill after bill, day after day,” Paul said during a speech on the Senate floor. “In Washington, it is argued that you are more compassionate if you give away more of someone else’s money. I would argue that true compassion is in giving your own money away. I would argue that truly rational policy is giving away money that you have. So it’s one thing to give away other people’s money, it’s another thing to give away money that you don’t even possess.”

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I don't live in Kentucky so I could not vote for him.

But I did send him donations and got several others from outside his state to do the same.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed and over-regulated and overrun by bureaucrats - the founders would be ashamed." -Ron Paul

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That was $$ well spent !!


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anyone know, if so let us know we can call them aND berate them for their stupidity!!

ok-- just found this -- "when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a motion to table Paul’s proposal, it passed 87-10."

so ya its mitch and the swamp , er i mean majority of the senate.

"I predict a Donald Trump landslide"

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Thanks for the follow up. Good to see you still in the fight.