Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave an impassioned speech in the Senate on Dec. 22 opposing a bill that was finally passed to provide $600 stimulus payment to the vast majority of Americans among other items in relief of the CCP Virus pandemic, Fox News reported.
Paul addressed his own Republican colleagues who voted in favor of the bill and said, “When you vote to pass out free money, you lose your soul, and you abandon forever any semblance of moral or fiscal integrity.”
The Kentucky senator’s strong argument is that people don’t need money to get out of the crisis created by the pandemic, but rather to get the economy back on track, something that Democratic leaders have been blocking through Orwellian measures such as closing schools, bars, and restaurants.
“If free money was the answer … if money really did grow on trees, why not give more free money?” he said. “Why not give it out all the time? Why stop at $600 a person? Why not $1,000? Why not $2,000? Maybe these new Free-Money Republicans should join the Everybody-Gets-A-Guaranteed-Income Caucus? Why not $20,000 a year for everybody, why not $30,000? If we can print out money with impunity, why not do it?”
Paul criticized the Republicans who always complain about the Democrats’ socialist policies, “To so-called conservatives who are quick to identify the socialism of Democrats: If you vote for this spending monstrosity, you are no better,” Paul said
The $1.4 trillion spending bill also includes financial aid for other countries, with some very controversial items such as $10 million for “gender programs” in Pakistan.
Paul illustrated one of the examples of arbitrary and completely unfounded regulations among the measures taken to combat the CCP Virus by some governors.
“Businesses are told they have to close at arbitrary times determined by government officials as though the virus only comes out late at night,” Paul said. “A business in one zip code can open but one in a joining zip code across the street has to close, as if the virus can’t cross an imaginary line.”
“Is clear that the government has worsened the economic damage and acted as the biggest obstacle to economic recovery,” he said.
At the end of his speech, he emphasized that the solution does not lie in continuing to print money for free, a practice that has destroyed the economy of many rich countries with socialist leaders in South America like Venezuela and Argentina but in reopening the economy and allowing people to return to normalcy.
“There is no free money that can get us out of this situation! The only thing that can save us is to open the economy,” said Paul. “If we give these tin-pot dictators, these governors more money, they are less likely to open the economy.”