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Rand Paul Blasts Congress As U.S. Nears $30 Trillion In National Debt
But Biden says it’s all “free”!
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted his colleagues in Congress last week as the United States continues to approach $30 trillion in national debt.
Following Congress’ failure to raise the debt ceiling this summer, the federal government riskeddefaultingon its obligations. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered Democrats a short-term deal that will fund the government through the end of 2021; meanwhile, Democrats are seeking to enact a $3.5 trillion social welfare budget that combines provisions of President Biden’sAmerican Jobs PlanandAmerican Families Plan.
Amid both developments, Paul delivered a speech on the Senate floor about the broader fiscal irresponsibility of federal lawmakers.
“We’re rapidly approaching a milestone in our country, and it’s not a good one — $30 trillion in debt,” Paul said on Thursday. “Isn’t there some sort of ramification to so much borrowed money?”