Hurricane Harvey has been one of the most devastating storms to ever hit the US, and the damage has been absolutely catastrophic. In response, Senator Rand Paul has attempted to pass a relief bill—but according to Congress, the money should be put elsewhere.
Our government is known for spending taxpayer funds on ridiculous programs, overpriced projects, and welfare-leeching parasites. We spend nearly one million dollars each second, as Senator Rand Paul points out, and yet we still have nearly $100 billion in damage to repair in Houston.
Congress has tried to raise the national debt in order to accommodate this expense, but our national debt already tops $20 trillion dollars, something that cannot be sustained indefinitely. Senator Rand Paul offered a different solution—take some of the money from wasteful, ineffective programs, and put them into a Hurricane relief fund.
Unfortunately, our dumb and selfish congress voted against his decision by a vast majority. This isn’t even the worst part, though—when Senator Rand Paul points out where some of our money is going, and where it should be going, you’ll go livid.
“In Washington, we have a disease—or a syndrome, rather,” Senator Paul says. “I call it the ‘dinosaur syndrome,’ big hearts, small brains. Unfortunately, it’s a reoccurring problem. In Washington, it is argued that you are more compassionate if you give away more of someone else’s money. I would argue that true compassion is in giving your own money away.”