March 23, 2018
This bill really is shit though for sure.
Rand probably has a point here, but people are just so used to him crying wolf as part of a marketing gimmick that they tend to react negatively to him.
If he had the consistency of his dad, no one would question what he was doing.
Original article follows.
“We can’t pass this budget because <insert long excerpt from Atlas Shrugged>.”
And this guy wonders why his neighbors want to beat him up…
This guy will literally shut down the US government just so he can make an autistic speech about small government and objectivism or some shit.
No one cares, Rand.
Rand Paul is keeping everyone in suspense yet again.
The junior senator from Kentucky is refusing to rule out forcing another brief government shutdown over his protests of the $1.3 trillion spending bill, which he has called “budget-busting” and a return to “Obama spending and trillion-dollar deficits.” Fellow senators are trying desperately to persuade him to let the Senate vote on the spending bill Thursday and avoid unnecessarily keeping them in town on Friday and into the weekend.
Paul was noncommittal on Thursday as he walked into a Republican caucus lunch. He said he had more than 2,000 pages of the 2,200-page bill left to get through before he would decide how to proceed.
“I’m on page 56 right now, and so I’ve got a few more pages to read. I don’t have any other comment,” Paul said. A few hours later he tweeted that he was on page 207 of the “monstrous” bill and began singling out pieces of the bill for criticism.
I find incredible that someone with such crippling autism can reach the top of our political system.
Wow, it’s pretty much 10/10. Btw, if you’re angry that I said 10/10 instead of 14/14, you have autism.
On the positive side, if we can somehow turn him to anime, he’ll probably flip to Alt-Right-ism instead of libertarianism.
Is there an anime version of “Atlas Shrugged?”
At least he’d be /oursperg/.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) continued to try to set up a vote before the shutdown deadline, but made a procedural move that would allow the Senate to begin advancing the bill on Saturday at 1 a.m. That would mean another brief lapse in government funding, making it the third shutdown of the year.
Republicans had hoped that they could produce the spending deal much earlier this week to evade Paul’s procedural protests and give the Senate time to pass the bill without the possibility of a shutdown. But top congressional leaders released the bill at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, infuriating Paul and other conservatives who say it is not nearly enough time to review the legislation.
Lol! The entire GOP has to plan their activities around Rand Paul being an asshole!
This guy is just constantly shutting down everything to serve his own petty ideological autism.
I’m surprised the other senators aren’t constantly tackling him to the ground.
Not that it would prevent him from whining about libertarianism.
To be honest, I have no idea what’s in this budget bill. Probably some mix of good and bad.
But going over the 2200 pages with a fine tooth comb – wow.
No wonder Rand hates government – if it was filled with people like him, nothing would ever get done.