Rand Paul blasts Congress for adding to US debt with COVID relief bill

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul blasted his fellow Republicans for voting in favor of the $900 billion coronavirus aid bill on Monday, which he said only encourages states to stay shuttered and adds to the nation’s growing deficit.

In a fiery, 12-minute speech on the Senate floor, the Kentucky libertarian said Republicans were no better than Democrats for acting like money grows on trees and saddling future generations with record debt.

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“Today, many of these same Republicans will vote for a bill that makes modern monetary theory looks like child’s play in comparison. The monstrous spending bill presented today is not just a ‘deficits don’t matter’ disaster, it is everything Republicans say they don’t believe in,” Paul said.

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