In a bombshell tweet, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul called out the Democrat-majority Congress for its reckless spending by comparing it to the destruction of the Venezuelan economy.
Alongside an article from Bloomberg News entitled “Hyperinflation Pushes Venezuela to Print 1,000,000-Bolivar Bills,” Senator Paul asked an important question:
“New 1,000,000 bolivar note in Venezuela worth 53 cents. Will US be the next Venezuela with Congress borrowing over $6 trillion in one year?”
New 1,000,000 bolivar note in Venezuela worth 53 cents. Will US be the next Venezuela with Congress borrowing over $6 trillion in one year?
Hyperinflation Pushes Venezuela to Print 1,000,000-Bolivar Bills – Bloomberg https://t.co/IzPGWrNAwv
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 7, 2021
Rand Paul’s comparison comes after the Senate passed Joe Biden‘s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill in a 50-49 vote along party lines.
The majority of the bill has almost nothing to do with COVID, of course, with only a small portion of the $1.9 trillion going to the American people who are suffering thanks to Democrats’ authoritarian lockdowns.
According to Reason, “just 1 percent of the relief plan’s spending would go toward vaccines, and just 5 percent would go toward pandemic-related public health needs. Meanwhile, 15 percent of the spending—about $300 billion—would be spent on long-standing policy priorities that are not directly related to the current crisis.”
“Long-standing policy priorities” really means the left-wing agenda. The bill will bail out failing Democrat states, increase the budget for the WIC/food stamps program, and provide more funding to failing public schools which are still refusing to open for in-person classes. As usual, it seems that the Democrats are more concerned about themselves and their radical policies than they are about the suffering of the American people. Luckily, Senator Rand Paul is in Congress to call them out on it.