WASHINGTON: Rand Paul has brought on himself the ire of such mighty solons as Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer and alleged comedian Jon Stewart. Paul’s crime: responsible spending. (Rand Paul Was Right to Delay Vote on Funding Bill for 9/11 First Responders) His objection is to the unanimous consent to the “Never Forget Heroes Act (H.R.1327).”
The bill going through Senate approval authorizes “blank check” spending until 2090. Giving the government a blank check is like giving the government a blank check.
In the words of Forrest Gump: “Stupid is as stupid does.”
As far as Washington is concerned, money can always be spent in the name of a good cause. You name it and Washington will fund it. Veterans, first responders, victims of some malady—the list is endless. But no one ever suggests passing the hat. To local churches, private groups, and philanthropists.
The reason is the hat would be empty. Never Forget the government pays the bill.
Senators Paul and Mike Lee are suggesting, by this vote, that Congress take a look at reality. For this, their heads are being handed to them. Paul’s objection is to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D–N.Y.) attempt to pass the Never Forget bill by unanimous consent.
Unanimous consent is an expedited process that does not require each senator to record his or her vote.
“Any new spending that we are approaching, any new program that’s going to have the longevity of 70, 80 years, should be offset by cutting spending that’s less valuable,” said Paul on the Senate floor. “We need to at the very least have this debate. I will be offering up an amendment if this bill should come to the floor, but until then I will object.”
With a national debt of $22 trillion, every male person, female person, and child person legally in the U.S.—320 million of them—owes a tad over $68,000.
According to U.S. census data from 2017, the average U.S. household income is $61,372.00. Tack on a slight inflation factor and it becomes $62,000.00 for 2019. And that is just for the workers, not the total population
Meaning that all those previously mentioned persons, persons and persons are now $6,000.00 more in debt than the previous year. And that is by spending 100% of their income on the debt. They didn’t even eat for a year and they owe $6000.00 more.
No wonder student loans are so high. Idiots are lending, idiots are borrowing. Fools in Congress spending.
Congress doesn’t care whether people eat or not. They only care that you think they care. Fifty-plus-year-old juveniles (or fools—the only other choice) like Schumer or Gillibrand stand before the Senate and make comments about the heroes of 9-11 and the cruelty of Rand Paul while preening for votes.
Now, people shower Paul with insults, while he, and Lee, attempt to teach what is at least three generations removed from society. You cannot spend yourself into good fortune. You can only spend yourself into bankruptcy.
That isn’t funny.
Never forget, Jon Stewart is the funny guy.