Senator Rand Paul is blocking Senator Kristen Gillibrand‘s attempt to fast-track the 9/11 Victims Compensation bill‘s approval in congress. Stating that the $10B price tag for the bill is too hefty of a price for something that is unpaid for.
“It has long been my feeling that we need to address our massive debt in the country,”
“And therefore any new spending … should be offset by cutting spending that’s less valuable. We need to at the very least have this debate.”The Hill
“As with any bill, Senator Paul always believes it needs to be paid for. Senator Paul is simply offering an amendment, which other senators support, to pay for this legislation,”Spokesperson for Rand Paul
Some have noted that Rand Paul didn’t seem to mind adding to the nation’s massive debt when he voted ‘yes’ for President Trump’s Tax Reform bill. Paul did fight for changes to the bill, and admitted he did not get everything he wanted, but the main thing for him was that the people would be able to keep more of their money and less would be going to the federal gov’t.
The 9/11 Victims Compensation bill will pass, it will just continue to take a lil more hand wringing. I don’t foresee Paul will hold out for it to be 100% paid for but it is something he can hang his libertarian hat on.
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!