In one of his latest takes on the condition of the Republican Party, GOP Senator Rand Paul spared no one when talking about the party’s massive spending issues, claiming the non-fiscally conservative members are to blame.
Earlier this week on Tuesday, the two parties agreed on a government funding program for the majority of 2023, with the White House expected to cast a vote on Wednesday; whereas the Senate could delay their vote by at least another day.
Paul argues Republicans aren’t inherently economically conservative as of late
Some conservatives, Paul included, weren’t that happy with the idea. They vehemently opposed agreeing on any sort of deal with Democrats, instead choosing to wait until the next Congress convenes.
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 15, 2022
Paul argued Congress should instead pass 12 separate bills, rather than the initial idea of it being an omnibus, adding at least one or two should be blocked by Republicans to hold leverage in policy battles.
It was not long after his statement that he went live on Fox Business with Larry Kudrow this week.
Paul made the claim that Republicans don’t have the capabilities to be fiscally conservative, which is a stark contrast to Democrats who aren’t trying to hide it.
He supported this idea by explaining all it would take to oppose the bill is 41 votes, which would ultimately be enough to prevent it from advancing further.
💯 "We've abdicated the Power of the Purse by letting all the spending into one bill. The system isn't working. We are not obeying the rules. We need a budget, twelve individual spending bills. And we need to add policy that people elected us to add to spending." @RandPaul #ampFW pic.twitter.com/7oNYgiKyZV
— FreedomWorks (@FreedomWorks) December 7, 2022
Where’s the GOP heading?
The Republican senator refused to stop there, arguing with only 41 votes from Republicans saying “No,” we’d be able to hold out long enough until there was a compromise that would force the Democrats to reduce spending.
Paul outlined the root cause of the issue, this being the fact that Republicans virtually emasculated themselves, having given the power to the Democrats with no intent of ever gaining it back.
In response to Paul’s comments, Kudrow couldn’t do much more than just nod away at every argument the senator presented, finally asking him to present what the GOP is supposed to stand for in these trying times.
Rand Paul on the Democrat Spending Bill Mitch McConnell,
“We're gonna get a 3000-page bill, but it'll be given to us an hour or 2 before… No one will read it. No one will know what's [in it]. But what is a guarantee is it [will] allow over a trillion dollars in debt next year." pic.twitter.com/zNe5qJZMsr
— 🇺🇸RealRobert🇺🇸 (@Real_RobN) December 15, 2022
Without a hint of hesitance, Paul agreed the current position the GOP found itself in has a lot to do with the poor performance in this year’s midterm elections, which marked the third cycle of losses for the party.
The last thing we need amid this growing economic crisis is even more spending from the Democrats. The fact that all it would take to fix it is 41 votes from Republicans is hilarious, to say the least, considering we’re still in an economy that’s spiraling out of control.
Nobody knows why this has turned out to be such a herculean task, given the seemingly easy solution to the problem; it is about time to start pointing fingers.