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Published On: Thu, Oct 26th, 2017

Rand Paul speech on government spending most important this year: Must Watch!

On Tuesday, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul took to the Senate floor discussing government spending, wasteful spending and pointing at both parties as being guilty for the runaway deficits and $20 trillion debt in what may very well be the most important speech in the most deliberative body this year.

Paul on the campaign trail 2015 Gage Skidmore photo

Dr. Paul stood ready to offer an amendment, which the Senate has blocked from consideration, that would have offset $36.5 billion in emergency relief by rescinding the same amount in funds government-wide that have not yet been spent, giving government the flexibility to pay for needed relief by cutting waste and properly prioritizing the American people’s money.

“[Y]ou’ll find often that it’s easy to be compassionate with someone else’s money. But it’s not only that. It’s not only compassion with someone else’s money. It’s compassion with money that doesn’t even exist, money that’s borrowed,”Dr. Paul said during his speech.

In addition, Dr. Paul raised a point of order that would have required the budget spending caps to apply to the $36.5 billion spending bill, which forced the Senate to vote to ignore the caps. Eighteen other senators joined Dr. Paul in voting to stick to the caps.

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