Senate Blocks Rand’s Quest to cut Spending
For Liberty Staff, 4 years ago 1 min read 8658
Article from The Hill by Jordain Carney.
The Senate on Monday rejected an effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to place an across-the-board spending cut in a domestic funding package being debated by lawmakers.
Senators voted 24-67 on the amendment from Paul, which would reduce spending by 2 percent compared to fiscal 2019 levels.
The amendment, had Paul been successful, would have been added to a spending package that includes commerce, science and justice; transportation and housing and urban development; agriculture; and interior.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, urged senators to oppose Paul’s amendment.
Read the entire article at The Hill.
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Whether it’s a good bill or bad the left would NEVER allow anyone to break into their piggy bank we have to pay for.
Well, of course. our bloated spending is the source of all future WEALTH of our elected Congressional representatives. What other reason would these BOZOS have for the humiliating task of begging donors for MILLIONS to be spent MILLIONS to get elected and re-elected – beyond the accumulation of even greater personal wealth?
Paul’s amendment might not be the best way to reduce the excessive domestic spending, but how could anyone oppose a 2% cut in the bloated budgets of these departments, some at least being of questionable necessity anyway?