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Rand Paul Gives Viral Speech On Senate Floor Railing Against Covid Bill - "When you vote to pass out free money, you lose your soul..."

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Dec 23, 2020, 6:33:38 PM12/23/20
Rand went on a rant, and the rant went viral.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) let loose on the Senate floor on Monday blasting
the 5,593-page, $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and catchall spending
bills in a speech that has gone viral.

“To so-called conservatives who are quick to identify the socialism of
Democrats: If you vote for this spending monstrosity, you are no
better,” Paul said.

His speech came as the Senate prepared to vote on a $900 billion
coronavirus relief package, along with a $1.4 trillion catchall
spending bill to keep the federal government running. The COVID-19
relief package will send a $600 direct stimulus payment to most
Americans and will make hundreds of millions of dollars available for
businesses, restaurants and theaters.

But Paul said the government is not in the business of providing free
money, adding “the only thing that can save us is opening the economy.”

“If free money was the answer… if money really did grow on trees, why
not give more free money?” he said. “Why not give it out all the time?
Why stop at $600 a person? Why not $1,000? Why not $2,000? Maybe these
new Free-Money Republicans should join the Everybody-Gets-A-
Guaranteed-Income Caucus? Why not $20,000 a year for everybody, why not
$30,000? If we can print out money with impunity, why not do it?”

“We can’t keep pretending that more debt is a sustainable policy
course. Leadership is not passing on the problem to someone who can’t
protest. Leadership is making the hard choices now. This is what we
have to do. I will oppose this new debt and I will continue to sound
the alarm until we change our course. Our country can be saved. We can
survive this if we pull together, but adding more debt is a mistake. It
is not the solution,” the senator said.

Paul said the COVID-19 lockdown rules across the nation have been
arbitrary and capricious.

“Restaurants have to close their doors for indoor dining, but then they
are told they can open at limited capacity — but then they are told
they have to close again. Then, they are told they can open outside and
then they’re told they can’t open outside. Confusing doesn’t even
explain the half of it. Bars are told that they can only serve alcohol
if people are sitting and not standing and only they have heavy foods
on their menus,” he said.

“Then restaurants are told they have to close at an arbitrary time
determined by government officials as though the virus only comes out
late at night. A business in one zip code can open, but one in an
adjoining zip code across the street has to close, as if the virus
can’t cross an imaginary line. Airlines are allowed to fly, but hotels
have to limit their occupancy, so you may not have anywhere to stay
when you get there. Mom and pop stores and specialty stores are forced
to close, but big box store competitors are allowed to stay open. How
is any business expected to survive with this kind of arbitrary
regulation that changes from day to day?”

When the Senate voted, only six Republicans voted against the package:
Paul, Rick Scott of Florida, Mike Lee of Utah, Marsha Blackburn of
Tennessee, Ted Cruz of Texas and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. Paul ripped
the rest of his GOP colleagues.

“When you vote to pass out free money, you lose your soul and you
abandon forever any semblance of moral or fiscal integrity,” Paul said.

Paul also went on a Twitter rant, pointing out that no lawmaker even
had time to read the massive bill.

“Deficit busting bill will be 5,593 pages! If 250 words per page, then
that’s 1,398,250 words. If Congresspeople read at the American average
of 300 words/min (a big assumption) then a Congressperson might read
this in 4,660 minutes or 77.68 hours! (if no rest breaks),” he wrote.

And he tweeted: “There is no free money to get us out of this
situation. In fact, there is no more money at all. The answer is not
printing up and distributing free money to everyone. The answer is
immediately opening the economy. We can choose to let our economies
open, with guidance and precautions but not obstruction. Let people
rebuild their livelihoods. Reopen our schools so kids can learn and
parents can go back to working and earning a living.”

Joe Biden went from stealing someone's wife, to stealing speeches, to
stealing money, to stealing an election.
He has really grown as a politician.
-- Michael Moore

Siri Cruise

Dec 23, 2020, 8:32:25 PM12/23/20
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Ubiquitous <> wrote:

> Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) let loose on the Senate floor on Monday blasting
> the 5,593-page, $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and catchall spending
> bills in a speech that has gone viral.

Randy is an idiot who doesn't comprehend the republican senate
majority is in danger. So Moscow Mitch has shaken his gelatinous
mass into action after doing nothing for half a year because this
might get his pet Georgia senators elected.

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