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Rand Paul slams GOP ‘hypocrisy’ on spending bill

Sen. Rand Paul says his Republican colleagues who voted to chop taxes however building up spending are hypocrites.

“The people who voted for tax cuts and spending increases, I think there is some hypocrisy there, and I think it shows they’re not serious about the debt,” Mr. Paul stated Sunday on the CBS program “Face the Nation.”

President Trump signed the cheap deal expanding govt spending through $300 billion on Friday, pronouncing the regulation will lend a hand the army and create jobs.

Mr. Paul, who filibustered the spending bill into the early hours of Friday morning, stated Republicans wish to ask themselves whether or not it’s conceivable to be “fiscally conservative and for unlimited military spending.”

“There’s sort of this question, ‘Is the military budget too small, or maybe is our mission too large around the world?’” the Kentucky Republican stated. “And because Republicans are unwilling to confront that, they want more, more, more for military spending. And so to get that they have to give the Democrats what they want, which is more, more, more for domestic spending.”

He stated bipartisanship that’s “exploding the deficit” isn't “the kind of bipartisanship we need.”

Mr. Paul stated President Trump possesses excellent instincts on protecting America out of army conflicts in a foreign country, calling him the “least interventionist-minded president that we’ve had in a long time.”

“I mean, he criticized George Bush for his intervention in the Iraq War,” Mr. Paul stated. “I think he’s not that excited about continuing the Afghan War forever.”

But he stated the president has surrounded himself with generals who “don’t want to admit that there isn’t a military solution” to each drawback.

After 15 years and greater than a thousand billion greenbacks, he stated it’s time for the folks of Afghanistan to “take over their country.”

“Instead of building bridges and schools and roads in Afghanistan or in Pakistan, I think we could do that at home,” he stated.

 

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