Rand Paul: Which Is the Bigger Threat, Being Invaded Without $45 Billion More for Defense or $1.1 Trillion in New Debt?

“I brought with me the Omni,” Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said at a press event on Tuesday, displaying the full 4,155 pages of the Omnibus spending bill.

“When was it produced? In the dead of the night: one-thirty in the morning, when it was released,” Sen. Paul said, noting that his colleagues are now stressing the urgency of voting on the bill they just crafted, even though they took their time producing it:

“When did they know that this would be necessary? Well, it’s in the law: September 30.

“You got nine months, almost ten months, to produce a plan, to have a spending plan. They weren’t ready on September 30, so they voted themselves 90 more days. They weren’t ready last week either, so they voted themselves another week.

“And now we have it, at one-thirty in the morning, this morning. But, what’s the clamor? The clamor is to vote: ‘Vote now, let’s get it done! Why are you standing in the way of spending?’”

Some Republicans say the bill is a “win” because it provides $45 billion more for the military than President Joe Biden proposed, Paul said.

But, the real question is whether the bigger threat to the country is the risk of being invaded by a foreign county or that of adding $1.1 trillion to the nation’s $31 trillion debt, Paul said.


“I think the greatest risk to our national security is our debt,” Sen. Paul concluded.


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