Hurricane Harvey has been one of the most devastating storms to ever hit the US, and the damage has been absolutely catastrophic. In response, Senator Rand Paul has attempted to pass a relief bill—but according to Congress, the money should be put elsewhere.
Our government is known for spending taxpayer funds on ridiculous programs, overpriced projects, and welfare-leeching parasites. We spend nearly one million dollars each second, as Senator Rand Paul points out, and yet we still have nearly $100 billion in damage to repair in Houston.
Congress has tried to raise the national debt in order to accommodate this expense, but our national debt already tops $20 trillion dollars, something that cannot be sustained indefinitely. Senator Rand Paul offered a different solution—take some of the money from wasteful, ineffective programs, and put them into a Hurricane relief fund.
Unfortunately, our dumb and selfish congress voted against his decision by a vast majority. This isn’t even the worst part, though—when Senator Rand Paul points out where some of our money is going, and where it should be going, you’ll go livid.
“In Washington, we have a disease—or a syndrome, rather,” Senator Paul says. “I call it the ‘dinosaur syndrome,’ big hearts, small brains. Unfortunately, it’s a reoccurring problem. 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.”
Senator Rand Paul points out that we’ve spent billions of dollars in foreign aid to countries that hate us, so why not stop sending them taxpayer funds, and instead give them to Houston? Apparently this solution is too patriotic for our RINO-infested, Democrat-ridden congress, because they voted against it 87-10.
The Free Thought Project reports:
According to estimates from three independent groups who specialize in disaster relief and risk management, the cost of Hurricane Harvey “ranged from $70 billion to $108 billion,” meaning that the storm has arguably done more damage than any natural disaster in the United States, since at least 1980.
Paul noted that while the price tag of repairs for Harvey may be large, the national debt is even larger, and increasing the debt to pay for this storm makes no sense when the U.S. has the option of making cuts within its current budget.
“We as a country have a $20 trillion debt. We borrow $1 million every minute,” Paul said. “And yet, we are putting forward a bill to allocate $15 billion to those who are suffering from Harvey without paying for it—without finding the money anywhere, just simply adding it to our tab. Adding it to our $20 trillion bill. How did we get to $20 trillion in debt? Big hearts, small brains. Nobody has the courage to say, ‘Why don’t we pay for it? Why don’t we be legislators and stand up like men and women and say, let’s set priorities.’”
In order to cover the $15 billion request, Paul proposed an amendment that would allocate $7.85 billion in aid for repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, with an additional $2.5 billion set aside to prepare for Hurricane Irma—all by simply making cuts to foreign aid.
“My amendment, the ‘America First’ amendment, would take the money from money that we were going to send to foreign countries,” Paul said. “We send billions and billions of dollars to countries who hate us. We send billions and billions of dollars to countries who burn our flag. I think it’s a very simple choice that when we’re looking at those in need in our country, we quit sending money to other countries.”
Paul noted that with the current budget, American taxpayers are funding a failed foreign policy by sending billions of dollars to countries such as Afghanistan, where President Trump recently promised to continue the longest war in U.S. history.
This is the type of harebrained policy that our Congress allows. They would rather give billions and billions of dollars to countries that burn our flag, hate us, and declare “death to infidels.” Yet, when we have thousands of Americans in need, what do they do? They just go deeper into debt and print more funny money.
Come November 6th, 2018 we must elect every single one of these traitorous, lying, globalist scumbags out of office. Write this date down, mark it on your calendar, and do whatever you must in order to remember it—for it will be the date that we reclaim our congress and truly embark down the path of making America great again.