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Published On: Sat, Jun 23rd, 2018

Rand Paul slams Senate for tabling rescissions package

In May, President Trump proposed the rescission of budget authority to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money.

While mostly symbolic, $15 billion is still $15 billion!

Image/Sen Rand Paul

Earlier this week, the “Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act”  met up with a Republican Senate only to fall short–being rejected by a Yea-Nay Vote of 48 – 50.

Susan Collins of Maine and Richard Burr of North Carolina joined with ALL Senate Democrats to defeat the measure.

The GOP-controlled House narrowly passed the spending cuts this month after the White House urged lawmakers “to return this funding to the Federal Treasury rather than use it as a budgetary gimmick to offset spending elsewhere.”

This vote drew the ire of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul who had some choice words for his colleagues:

“It is unacceptable – but no surprise – that the Swamp’s bipartisan addiction to spending other people’s money is so severe that the Senate refused to simply consider cutting funding that is no longer needed or authorized. I am disappointed by this Congress’ failure to even pretend it takes fiscal responsibility seriously. Our $21 trillion debt poses the greatest danger to our national security and is only getting worse by the minute. Most frustratingly of all, it is largely a self-created threat.

“It is time for Congress to grow up and acknowledge that government won’t be able to do anyone any good or fund any politician’s priority when it goes broke.”

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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