Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul produced a video that features a reworking of a Christmas classic, taking an opportunity to transform it into a total obliteration of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats. So which classic did he pick to remake? Try “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
“Twas the week before Christmas, and through the Senate and House, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The earmarks were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The senators have nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of pork danced in their heads. No budget was found, just mischief and debt. While the taxpayers hung their poor heads and wept,” Paul said to kick the video off, according to Conservative Brief.
“Now, McConnell! Now, Schumer! Now, Pelosi and Vixen! On Biden! On Stupid! On Dumber and Blitzen! To debt! To bankruptcy! To free money for all! Now dash, dash away, more cash for all! This spending season, instead of naughty and nice, Santa brought everyone something regardless of price. And don’t forget a delicious candy cane, sweet with $40 billion to tide over Ukraine. Because of the climate, it’s not PC to leave coal. No one seems to care, because we’re trillions in the hole,” the Kentucky senator went on to say in the video.
“Don’t worry about leaving the budget a mess. Democrats have given you 87,000 agents of the IRS. But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight, ‘Happy bankruptcy to all, and to all a good night,’” the video continued.
🎄 I wrote and performed my own scary version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 🎄 Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/IHI0uNyW0N
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 20, 2022
This is a tad bit different than the material we’ve come to expect from Paul who usually makes a list of wasteful government spending that makes him angry and posts it on social media. It’s hard hitting and hilarious. But hey, sometimes it’s good to change things up a bit, right?
This year, the Democratic Party has brought the Kentucky Republican a rather large present in the form of the $1.7 trillion government spending bill. Believe it or not, CNN reported some of the absolutely ludicrous items being paid for by our tax dollars in this new legislation.
“The legislation includes $772.5 billion for non-defense discretionary programs and $858 billion in defense funding, according to a bill summary from Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations,” the report said.
“The sweeping package includes roughly $45 billion in emergency assistance to Ukraine and NATO allies, boosts in spending for disaster aid, college access, child care, mental health and food assistance, more support for the military and veterans and additional funds for the US Capitol Police, according to Leahy’s summary and one from Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee. It also includes several major Medicaid provisions, including one that could disenroll up to 19 million people from the nation’s health insurance program for low-income Americans,” it continued.
Paul was super mad over the bill, showing the press the 4,000 page document.
“I brought along the 1.7 trillion, 4,000+ page Pelosi-Schumer omnibus spending bill that’s being fast-tracked through the Senate. This process stinks. It’s an abomination. It’s a no good rotten way to run government. We’re standing up and saying NO,” he commented on Twitter with the video.
I brought along the 1.7 trillion, 4,000+ page Pelosi-Schumer omnibus spending bill that's being fast-tracked through the Senate. This process stinks. It's an abomination. It's a no good rotten way to run government. We're standing up and saying NO. pic.twitter.com/Wom6xKEeQh
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 20, 2022
“I brought with me the omni, 4,155 pages. When was it produced? In the dead of the night — 1:30 in the morning when it was released,” he shared with reporters. “Now people argue it is conservatives’ fault, you don’t have the Christmas spirit, and somehow you’re holding up the government. Well, whose job is it to produce this? The people in charge of spending. The people in charge of both of the parties.”
“When did they know that this would be necessary? Well, it is in the law. Sept. 30. You’ve got nine months, almost ten months to produce a plan. They weren’t ready on Sept. 30, so they voted themselves 90 more days. They weren’t ready last week either, so they voted themselves another week. And now we have it at 1:30 in the morning this morning,” the senator stated. “But what’s the clamor? The clamor is to vote! ‘Vote now! Let’s get it done. Why are you standing in the way of spending?’”
He then asked, “Well, the real question is this: What is more dangerous to the country — $1.1 trillion in new debt or, as Republican leadership likes to say, ‘Oh, it is a win! It is a big win. We’re getting $45 billion for the military’?”
“So which is more important? Which threatens the country more? Are we at risk from being invaded by a foreign power if we don’t put $45 billion into the military? Are we more at risk by adding to a $31 trillion debt?” the Republican said.
Paul then revealed that he believes the greatest risk to our national security is the debt our country has incurred over the years, stating that the process stinks, going so far as to refer to it as an “abomination.”
The conservative senator also pointed out that the vast majority of Americans do not want this level of spending and the massive national debt that comes with it, especially since we’re all paying for it through inflation, which has hit massive levels.
“Adding a trillion dollars to the deficit will simply fuel the fires that are consuming our wages and consuming our retirement plans. It is a terrible system. Someone needs to stand up. We’re standing up, and we’re going to say no,” Paul concluded.