Sen. Rand Paul: ‘The Proposed Budget Deal Violates Every Principle of Conservatism’

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Posted: Jul 24, 2019 4:00 PM
Sen. Rand Paul: ‘The Proposed Budget Deal Violates Every Principle of Conservatism’

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President Trump recently announced that he had reached a deal with bipartisan congressional leadership, but as America’s over $22 trillion national debt continues to climb at breakneck speed, fiscal conservatives are publicly opposing the deal that would exacerbate the problem. 

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) delivered a stinging indictment of the deal on Wednesday morning. Asserting that it “violates every principle of conservatism,” he affirmed the frustrations felt by so many exasperated conservative voters each time Republican leaders fail to fight for conservative values:

The House Freedom Caucus officially registered its opposition on Tuesday and suggested that Congress should craft a better budget even if that means canceling the upcoming recess to do so. “The House Freedom Caucus took an official position on Tuesday night, opposing the budget agreement to lift the spending caps adding $323 billion in new spending without sufficient offsets,” the press release states. “All sides should go back to the drawing board and work around the clock, canceling recess if necessary, on a responsible budget agreement that serves American taxpayers better—not a $323 billion spending frenzy with no serious offsets.”

Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) analogized the situation to a spendthrift seeking a loan:

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has also gone on record against the deal, issuing a statement on Tuesday. President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have all backed the deal. President Trump continued to tout the deal on Tuesday evening: