BREAKING: Rand Paul Blocks $40B Ukraine Bill, Explains Why

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    In remarks on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke about why he was blocking a $40 billion Ukraine bill.

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Oh Kind Sir
Oh Kind Sir

Man speaks the truth. Half that money is surely ending up in the pockets of people who get prosecutors fired.

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Mike Ehrcke
Mike Ehrcke

@Mike Dougherty he blocked the anti lynching bill over terms that pertains outcomes of judges discretion

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vr
vr

I think the military complex passed on this one, because big part of it is direct cash to Ukraine. The owners of the country seem happy with Nato members orders, Finland alone bought F35 planes for 9 billion

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Cindi McCullough
Cindi McCullough

As an American taxpayer I am tired of paying for everyone else when I worked my ass off! I’m also tired of paying our corrupt government! Just to make sure everyone knows the bill to help Ukraine with $40 billion dollars has passed. There were only 11 senators that said no and all the rest said yes. Look up your senators in your state who agreed to this outrageous funding with taxpayers money!

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Cindi McCullough
Cindi McCullough

@knapper212 It is some next level stuff and they are blatantly disregarding the people of the US and other countries for that matter. Our government is out of control!

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knapper212
knapper212

This is real talk. Just so that they can throw it away and then continue to ask for more. When is it ever enough. It's some next level stuff. Sheesh!🙄

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Cindi McCullough
Cindi McCullough

It’s going to come to the point where we have to do more than call our legislators and our state officials. We the Americans own this country these politicians do not!

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Cindi McCullough
Cindi McCullough

I would love to start a Homestead and I am working on that now! They can’t be all of us people! Stay strong stay proud!

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Beryl Anjous
Beryl Anjous

Senator Rand Paul. A rare person these days. He has integrity. Speaking sense against the insanity going on in the world

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gustavo761
gustavo761

@Toe Snatcher as someone who's not only Hispanic but African American as well, I stand with you in saying that hes got my vote too. He has America and the interest of the people at heart first, not much could be said about this administration nowadays.

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Toe Snatcher
Toe Snatcher

As trump was a rare president that will come back, and im hispanic and knows this man a business man

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Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez

Great job Senator Rand Paul. I'm glad to see someone in the Senate standing up for what is right!!! Well done Sir

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Delta Hester
Delta Hester

In other words, he couldn’t get in on it and get some for him

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Bobby L
Bobby L

I wish we had more Senators as well as Representatives that thought like Senator Paul. He's 100% correct in his statements regarding our financial future. God bless you Senator for your efforts to save our nation.

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SB 1960
SB 1960

A Senator that is responsible to the American people, something that is quite rare in Washington these days.

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Malaikatrendy
Malaikatrendy

@gustavo761 side door/ sarcasm... So it's less noticeable. Better to go in sneaky, for those who may be on the fence or using an atavist/ neanderthal/ us vs. them mind frame. Yes! Absolutely sarcasm.😜

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gustavo761
gustavo761

@Malaikatrendy that's sarcasm right?

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SB 1960
SB 1960

@Ray Leiber That's the problem Ray. We've become a godless society. Not enough God fearing folks out there. Especially the younger ones!

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Ricardo Martinez
Ricardo Martinez

"We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the U.S. economy: that is a brave senator.

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N P
N P

No more endless wars for Israel.

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arc arcon
arc arcon

The economy isnt doomed if 99% of what we sent isnt even cash but stuff we've already bought from the annual military budget. We never sent 40b in cash. We sent 40b in arms sitting in storage mostly.

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Hesh Krish
Hesh Krish

Iraq and Afghanistan agrees

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Abu Alis
Abu Alis

he is totally right , usa couldn't spend a fraction of that for the american people during covid and that money won't go to ukraine most of it goes into the bureaucracy and logistics of it, Ukraine needs a political solution

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MrV
MrV

@3a Scdo repent for what?

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3a Scdo
3a Scdo

Ukraine needs to repent for every single one of its past and recent deeds.

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Marcus Leja
Marcus Leja

Rand Paul: demonstrating his brilliance yet again. One of the most impressive politicians in the U.S., and he can be debated coherently. Still appreciate his outing of the Trump whistleblower through asking the right questions.

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L R
L R

@Richard Shane you can request a refund at your ESL school, it didn't work for you

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Richard Shane
Richard Shane

You got to love the drama..... Thank you all congresses City county State Federal and even the what do they call it United Nations thank you for the drama best TV on the internet and public airways you got to love the drama thank you......

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Al Hara
Al Hara

Finally someone with balls standing up to the traitors within.

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Mike Ehrcke
Mike Ehrcke

He just always blocks stuff he did it to the anti lynching act too, over terms only a judge would have to worry about and was about discretion

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Potters Ground
Potters Ground

“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.” -- Mark Twain

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Cheryl Camardo
Cheryl Camardo

And it rarely deserves it...

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MD Ebrahim Chowdhury
MD Ebrahim Chowdhury

We need to give him an award, as he tells the real truth.

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Potters Ground
Potters Ground

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

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Sarah Weston
Sarah Weston

plenty of that to go around.

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Christopher Schulz
Christopher Schulz

We'll Remember In November Who Put Americans First And Who Puts America Last Let's Roll To The Polls & SAVE AMERICA

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Micah Johnson Boxing
Micah Johnson Boxing

I'm sure Russians will.

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cut1986
cut1986

Can we trust the polls????

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L R
L R

Too late

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Randall Harman
Randall Harman

Ten billion was to much on the southern border wall, yet 40 or 50 billion is fine for Ukraine’s border ! WEIRD!

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SEBASTION HAWK
SEBASTION HAWK

@morrow no, I will correct you. There are thousands of people from all over the world coming through the southern border, bih.

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Raider
Raider

@SEBASTION HAWK how about nothing for Ukraine. ZERO.

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Patricia Hargraves
Patricia Hargraves

@Sheryl Rathbun Strange, I heard Rand Paul questioning Mayorkas about where is the rest of the money that was designated for the wall. He replied he could not answer that question at that time. As a matter of fact he didn't have an answer to any questions.

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Days of Grace
Days of Grace

Schumer- “The junior senator from Kentucky will not stop the aid, only delay it” Thank you Rand Paul for atleast speaking up on behalf of the American people.

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AJC
AJC

@Chandler Becker What I understand is that 40+ billion of help to Ukraine is nothing compared to the 30 trillion debt. It is just a couple of weeks of US annual military spending. Yes that is a good deal, that could help prevent a world war and in addition help many people to live in freedom and hope. Good on you for helping the less well off, but it is strange that you are soo uncompassionate to others outside your country.

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Chandler Becker
Chandler Becker

@AJC What part of "we're 30 trillion dollars in debt with inflation and cost of living rapidly increasing" do you not understand?

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Chandler Becker
Chandler Becker

@AJC No I wouldn't. Again an assumption. In fact I help them personally as an EMT, they're most of the patients I transport and take care of. Whether it's transporting them from rehab facilities to hospitals or from the streets from infections, edema, dehydration, you name it. I would love if the government increased more funding for our communities, homeless population, and mentally ill.

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AJC
AJC

@Chandler Becker You would probably complain if the government tried to help the homeless and vulnerable. Representing America is exactly what helping Ukraine is (yeah, there are extreme Right and Left wing nuts who complain). So yeah nothing wrong with that. Do you have a point or do you just want to continue babbling on aimlessly?

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Chandler Becker
Chandler Becker

@AJC We a 30 trillion in debt with inflation rapidly rising. Go out in the streets and look at your fellow Americans. In the heat, homeless, drug addicted, killing each other. We have a crisis here aswell, we need to fix our country aswell. What's so wrong with representing America?

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MDC TV
MDC TV

Rand Paul, the only person in Congress with any sense and a pair of balls to back it up

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Firequeen
Firequeen

DeSantis & Ron Johnson are good ones too. Everyone else needs to be kicked out of office and right into jail.

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John West
John West

Thank you Rand Paul for standing up for our country.

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Rick Smith
Rick Smith

Chuck Schumer avoided all of those facts and all of that logic like an absolute boss. What a disgrace that that kind of person is allowed to make decisions for anyone...

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lee curtis
lee curtis

We've already helped them. We need to take care of OUR country first

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DubstepPhene 82
DubstepPhene 82

We shouldn't haven't given that aid either

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Dan The Animator
Dan The Animator

How the hell can we help any country while almost at 25 trillion in debt and our own countrymen willing to kill and riot towards one another for such trivial slights and important topics that lead straight towards our demise Aka amen

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I Am Not Paul Avery
I Am Not Paul Avery

Personally, I'm sick of hearing about Ukraine! I feel sorry for the civilians caught in the line of fire, but we've given enough already. Time for the rest of NATO to pitch in their share!! We've got our own severe problems HERE IN THE USA!! CLOSE THE SOUTHERN BORDER, for God's sake!!

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I Am Not Paul Avery
I Am Not Paul Avery

@3a Scdo Absolutely!

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3a Scdo
3a Scdo

Let the Ukraine's many oligarchs solve their own problems and not just buy insanely expensive cars and lead a luxurious lifestyle as they are doing now in Europe.

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mark matthews
mark matthews

@Chill Chinna What are you on about

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John Smith
John Smith

True that

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Potters Ground
Potters Ground

"One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain." -- Thomas Sowell

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Code Greeen
Code Greeen

Thank you Rand!! The only person in the senate actually speaking for the American people and not some military industrial complex grifter.

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Michael Kashey
Michael Kashey

Thank god someone is using their brains. This is absolutely asinine. We can’t afford everyone’s problems.

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Pedro Flores
Pedro Flores

Glad he stood up and clearly explained why this is not ok 👍🏼

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Philip Bolin
Philip Bolin

@Quan Nguyen what exactly are you talking about?

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Quan Nguyen
Quan Nguyen

@Philip Bolin and what does that do? Not a damn thing. Show how much American government just does whatever they please

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Diamonddavej
Diamonddavej

He did not explain why he is voting against this Bill. His explanation of why inflation in high, why food and fuel prices have increased, is insufficient, he is either honestly mistaken or deceitful. Higher food prices are caused by Russia blockading Ukrainian ports, Ukraine is the world's largest exporter of wheat and is an important exporter of other vital staples. Most of the exported food goes, used to go to Africa, the Middle East and a lesser extent Central and South America. The shortfall in food exports has increased global food prices to their highest point in history and threatens famines in Africa, the Middle East and hardship in Latin America. Ukraine's food exports are also used for animal feed, so meat is up too. They were also one of the world's largest exporters of nitrate fertilizer, crop yields drop 2 to 5-fold without fertilizer. This commodity price increase, increased US inflation, now at 8.5% (food prices are up 11%). Russia is weaponising food, threatening to cause, price hikes, food shortages, famines that will provoke waves of immigration and further damage the economy of Europe and the US (migrants will not, cannot get to Russia) Today, Russia announced that it will unblock Ukrainian ports, allow the export of food, if the West removes sanctions (a sign they are working). Russia is holding the world hostage, not just Ukraine, as the food stuck in Ukraine is the World's food. Helping Ukraine win, end this war as soon as possible, unblock and retains its ports, will reduce food prices, reduce inflation and in turn aid the US economy. A drop in inflation will benefit the US many times more than the $60 billion spent supporting Ukraine. There are 129 million households in the US, each spent an average of c. $60,000 per year (2020, pre inflation). If the war in Ukraine ends this summer, due to US support, and inflation decreased to 4% over the last half of the year i.e. Inflation halved, US households will save $1200 each, and $155 billion nationally. This is the polar opposite of what Senator Paul claims, so much so I don't understand if he is severely uninformed or deliberately deceitful. It might be explained by his myopic libertarian views, an inability to see the larger picture, an unwillingness to see how spending some money on Ukraine will, helps the US economy in the long term. The other factor of course is oil and gas. European countries and the US have imposed embargoes, refuse to pay for Russia in roubles, otherwise effectively paying for Ukraine's destruction. Again, ending this war as soon as possible to the benefit of Ukraine, ensuring Ukraine retains its ports (Odessa) and its economy / its farm land, as much as possible, ending the necessity for oil and gas embargoes, benefits the world's economy and in turn the US. Why can't he understand this simple equation? He then, for the rest of his speech, most of his speech, explains that it's a lot of money. That does not explain why the US should not aid Ukraine.

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needs chocolate
needs chocolate

Of course, Schumer was quick to announce that Senator Paul must not want to help Ukraine. No. Chucky, he's just tired of our coffers being sucked dry by the rest of the world.

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Yulia Immajati
Yulia Immajati

God allows those in the parliamentarian buildings to not hear, see and thus speak the truth to the time truth will be presented in an unthinkable way by God

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bruce judd
bruce judd

God bless Senator Rand Paul for protecting the USA. It's time for more brave Senators to isolate the Congress when they "lose the plot" and try and spend spend spend the American peoples hard earned tax dollars like they have been doing lately.

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Terry Cavanagh & Alpine Express Band
Terry Cavanagh & Alpine Express Band

Thank God for you Dr. Paul! The fools were lined up to support this bill and I was wondering if there was a chance of preventing this path to even further disaster.

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Potters Ground
Potters Ground

"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." -- Thoreau

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Augustine Koima
Augustine Koima

“Its not like that money is just lying somewhere for us to spend, we would have to borrow it from CHINA”.....deficit spending defined.

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edeani francis
edeani francis

@Diamonddavej Then why is the US pushing Ukraine to join NATO? if the US enjoyed things the way it used to be and was..then why pushing and encouraging Ukraine to join NATO? would you say they are doing that to what purpose? Haha.. this people..

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Diamonddavej
Diamonddavej

His explanation of why inflation in high, why food and fuel prices have increased, is insufficient, he is either honestly mistaken or deceitful. Higher food prices are caused by Russia blockading Ukrainian ports, Ukraine is the world's largest exporter of wheat and is an important exporter of other vital food staples. Most of the exported food goes, or used to go to Africa, the Middle East and a lesser extent Central and South America. This shortfall in food exports resulted in a massive increase in global food prices, often to their highest point in history. This in turn threatens famines in Africa, the Middle East and hardship in Latin America. Ukraine's food exports are also used for animal feed, so meat prices are up too. They were also one of the world's largest exporters of nitrate fertilizer, crop yields drop 2 to 5-fold without fertilizer. This commodity price increase, increased US inflation, now at 8.5% (food prices are up 11%). Russia is weaponising food, threatening to cause, price hikes, food shortages, famines that will provoke waves of immigration and further damage the economy of Europe and the US (migrants will not, cannot get to Russia, so they will sit pretty). Russia is holding the world hostage, not just Ukraine, as the food stuck in Ukraine is the World's food. Helping Ukraine win, end this war as soon as possible, unblock and retains its ports, will reduce food prices, reduce inflation and in turn aid the US economy. A drop in inflation will benefit the US many times more than the $60 billion spent supporting Ukraine. There are 129 million households in the US, each spent an average of c. $60,000 per year (2020, pre inflation). If the war in Ukraine ends this summer, in part due to US support, and inflation decreased to 4% over the last half of the year i.e. Inflation halved, US households will save $1200 each, and $155 billion nationally in 6 months. This is the polar opposite of what Senator Paul claims, so much so I don't understand if he is severely uninformed or deliberately deceitful. It might be explained by his myopic libertarian views, an inability to see the larger picture, an unwillingness to see how spending some money helps the US economy in the long term. The other factor of course is oil and gas. European countries and the US imposed embargoes and refuse to pay Russia in roubles, otherwise effectively paying for Ukraine's destruction. Again, ending this war as soon as possible, to the benefit of Ukraine, ensuring Ukraine retains its ports (Odessa) and its economy / its farmland, ending the necessity for oil and gas embargoes, benefits the world's economy and in turn the US. Why can't he understand this simple equation? He then, for the rest of his speech, most of his speech, explains that it's a lot of money and a lot of money was previously spent. That does not explain why the US should not aid Ukraine. The best way to increase US government earning is via increase taxation, of the rich. However, Senator Paul repeatedly voted in favour of tax cuts for the rich and large profitable companies. "Rand Paul, Whose Tax-Cut Vote Added $1 Trillion to the Deficit, Tells 9/11 Victims to Suck It"

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Raz Al-Ghul
Raz Al-Ghul

Respect a person that cares for his country first

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Adrian Luis
Adrian Luis

Well I'm glad I can get out of all these suffering, Most times it amazes me greatly the way I moved fro an average lifestyle to earning over $63k per month, utter shock is the word. I have understood a lot in the past few years to doubt that opportunities abound in the financial markets, The only thing is to know where to focus.

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Jori van Lieshout
Jori van Lieshout

Scam alert! 😮

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EDWARD BARBU
EDWARD BARBU

@Marius Leif got Her! Thanks for sharing.

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EDWARD BARBU
EDWARD BARBU

@Marius Leif Thanks, I've learnt that the hard way tho.

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Marius Leif
Marius Leif

@EDWARD BARBU That's her line 👆 you can send her a message on the what's app🇺🇲

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Marius Leif
Marius Leif

█你你好෴十𝟏𝟖𝟒𝟓𝟒𝟒𝟒𝟐𝟏𝟎𝟔෴你好你█

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Michael McBride
Michael McBride

Thank you Senator for standing up for us and for the right reasons.

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Benjamin Castro
Benjamin Castro

Thank you Senator Paul in your outline of the financial situation so hardworking Americans can truly understand the tremendously difficult and financially strenuous times ahead of us; and this financial move for aiding Ukraine will cripple us and more Americans will end up worst off than Ukrainians.

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Kelly Wilkins
Kelly Wilkins

Well said Sir! Thank you for putting our country ahead of someone’s pocket book!

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Andrew Hopkins
Andrew Hopkins

It is good to know that at least one member of the Senate is sober. The COVID spending was ridiculous and the economy sucks right now because of it. Our security situation is very precarious because of government spending.

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Millie Girl
Millie Girl

Stop being a troll baby

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B G
B G

Would you prefer the current situation or a massive recession? There's no way we would almost be back to full employment now with record high wages if not for that spending. Not to mention of course that the vast majority of the Covid spending was approved with large Republican support and signed by President Trump.

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Potters Ground
Potters Ground

"The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do."  — Michael E. Potter

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Potters Ground
Potters Ground

"Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one." -- General Robert E. Lee

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Potters Ground
Potters Ground

@Sean Wookie Hear, Hear.

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Sean Wookie
Sean Wookie

​@Peter Stafford It's the quote that matters to make the point, not the source that spoke it. Even the most evil dictator can say something wise from time to time. Rand Paul is doing the right thing, for the right reasons. Most of the rest of congress, is doing the wrong things that do not represent our countries needs, and most likley for ALL the wrong reasons, whatever they may be. Which makes this quote all the more relevant. I never thought I would see the day, when those who accuse conservatives, or GOP or those on the right, of being fascists, warmongers, racists, etc ... when those same accusers are the ones ACTUALLY supporting NeoNazis in the regime we helped place in Ukraine, 8 years ago! This tactic of projecting what they do onto the other party, to obscure accountability from the proper shoulders, has worked for them so well, been so consistently used over the past couple of years (probably a lot more than that), that I think it will be their undoing as well. They don't know when to STOP doing it, it has become so habitual, they are fast becoming the "hated" party with the bad reputation on the wrong side of history, the party that used to preach compassion is causing pain callously, spewing lies of socialism and "for the common good" when they are the party of GREED. But by this point, I think EVERY ONE OF US should be able to see that the corruption is at the top of both parties via the lobbying, revolving doors, soros backed positions all up and down the ballots at various levels, and obviously planned very well by some very intelligent people with many resources available, including advanced modeling and the time to run them for a while, probably since 2016. HRC may have conceded (after her screaming fit) in the first day, but went on to keep talking about stolen election, and recommending to Biden "do not concede no matter what!". It seems much more obvious now, that they did cheat in 2016 like they have so many times before but got caught with their pants down by the surprise number of Trump votes they did not expect, when We the People said "no more establishment status quo", no more SWAMP. Some of those very people might have been patriots once upon a time, making sure no single President or party could steer the country off of the tracks and into ruin, but they lost their mind during the 4 years of resistance and undermining the Trump admin, spewing lies about him at maximum output, trying to get something to stick to boot him otu of office, and they did get many to believe them, or pretend to believe them to help the narrative, but they lost track of the majority, as Trump increased his voter base in every demographic, EXCEPT for white males(? allegedly) the very demographic they constantly attack, accused him and also conservatives with any dissenting opinion, as being White supremacists... I'll lay you 10 to 1 the majority of the illegal ballots we uncovered are listed as "white males" ... I'm pretty sure enough data is available and will be released soon that I will be able to do that database query myself to answer that question. And then be able to track those over 2000 Mules, and 50,000 more, through the 4,000,000 minutes of video to answer the debunkers with their own debunking proof! There is a lot missing, which represent several MORE election crimes from 2020. But even so, that is 66,666 minutes, 2777 days, 7.6 YEARS worth of video in raw minutes! Another reason it's going to take a minute to do, and longer than anyone wants, and is one of the REASONS why the video footage is required by law in most states. (should be ALL States for all drop boxes) Despite this, Federalizing a bunch of the process is not the answer, it just creates more weak links to be exploited as seen by certain AGs, SoSs, Election officials, etc The same goes for MOST of what Congress and this Admin have suggested be Federalized, it's either centralizing stuff for the globalists to more easily takeover/capture, or for government to expand their overreach even further, when it is already alarmingly too big, out of control, immoral, corrupted, failing us, more problems that help comes from it.

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Potters Ground
Potters Ground

@Peter Stafford Or one of my other favorite quotes when people try telling me what I can, and can not say or do. "Morning! Nice day for fishing ain't it? Hua hah!" -- Baelin The Fisherman You worry about you, Let others worry about what it is they choose to say and do. ...Your epidermis is showing...

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Potters Ground
Potters Ground

@Peter Stafford While the exact origin of the quote “I am the Storm” is not known, the essence of it does keep showing up in many different places. The origin of the quote “I am the Storm” can also be assumed in the time where Jesus calms a great storm, found in passages Mt. 8:23-27 and Mk. “Fate whispers to the warrior, ‘You cannot withstand the storm.’ The warrior whispers back, ‘I am the storm.”

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Padrino7272
Padrino7272

well said Mr. Senator. You can defend democracy and freedom only in your home, not in the neighbor's courtyard. This stands for every nation, Ukraine included.

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arod8220
arod8220

Outstanding Dr. Paul! You are a true patriot, sir. Passing 40 Billion without assessing the financial burden on the country is insane and treasonous. God bless you for being an responsible adult (and your courage) !!

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Betty Hunt
Betty Hunt

Yes, treasonous

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Rhonda Benedict
Rhonda Benedict

@acommenter 🤡

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DJ Yanni
DJ Yanni

Finally someone can say things clearly and straight! Hopefully the msg will arrive whoever concerned!

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Azi Azi
Azi Azi

Sad part is they will pass that bill regardless.

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4grndkds
4grndkds

We are with you Rand, keep up the good work

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THE ARBITER
THE ARBITER

i literally know nobody in my social group who even thinks sending 40B to some country who is done. enough sending money when we can’t support ourselves.

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Nurolkel
Nurolkel

Crazy what is happening in our Country. It’s too expensive to fix anything in our country but we can definitely fix issues for other countries.

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54living
54living

@Xavier G Nevertheless, we know what you mean. It's OK. US bankrupt/ avoid to fail and hoping that can repay the debt/ as time goes by too much fail and US$ less worth/ other countries around the world will seek revenge (coz their currency against to US$). Got it.

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Strict NonConformist
Strict NonConformist

@Xavier G Rand Paul is doing what he can to forestall that: it’s clear to him and all those paying attention that the US is overextended, badly, and we are on the precipice of that reboot cycle. Rand Paul clearly has learned enough of history to at least attempt to avoid repeating the cycle that destroys civilizations, empires, of which going bankrupt goes slowly at first, and then very quickly in the end, and then a revolution/reset of some kind, with massive turmoil, however it happens. When Greece financially collapsed, there was a major difference compared to the coming US reckoning date: Greece had no influence militarily or financially, having no capacity to do much either way, including not being a reserve currency. It appears there are many others in congress that recognize we’re going over the deep end, but they don’t see that as a problem, but a solution, which is very evil. They’re voting to spend all our resources on causes that don’t help legal US citizens, all while locking us down in various ways. For example, why would we, supposedly the most powerful economy, have baby formula shortages? Why, when we have the natural resources and we were energy-independent 2 years ago, would we be running into diesel fuel shortages? It seems improbable that those in power can be this grossly incompetent, it seems far more intentional and planned.

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Lit Rogue
Lit Rogue

How does Vlad's shoes taste?

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Uriyah Skky
Uriyah Skky

So glad, atleast 1 man has the integrity to stand up and stand his ground, for what is rjght. The usa would truly suffer even more then it does now, if not for this man! Ty Mr. Paul.

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Renee-Marie Krug
Renee-Marie Krug

Thank you Senator Rand Paul - the voice of reason.

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Mary Castillo
Mary Castillo

Thank you Dr Paul...🙏🏼❤️ Praying for your protection, armor from the arrows that fly and I pray for your resolution and your strength and I pray for people to stand alongside of you and fight the good fight. You are a true patriot and I believe that you love your constituents and care about them as well as all the rest of us ... Thank you

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Rick Nelson
Rick Nelson

You tell them, Rand!! Finally, a Senator that I agree with!!!

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KAZ
KAZ

That forty billion isn't for the people of Ukraine. It's for the cronies of the senators who support it. That money won't be sent as cash to Ukraine, it'll be used to pay US military contractors and private security contractors. If they wanted to help the people of Ukraine, they'd stop opposing peace negotiation between Ukraine and Russia.

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chan king
chan king

Absolutely correct.

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The Shield
The Shield

10% for the big guy

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Eleeth Tahgra
Eleeth Tahgra

@Sara Shepard nope. Its...worse than that. Money go to MIC, MIC pay lobbyist. Lobbyist donate to lawmakers. And its friggin legal. In developing countries, thats illegal.

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KAZ
KAZ

@bluefmi Nope, the UK and US have repeatedly blocked the negotiations..

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KAZ
KAZ

@Eleeth Tahgra Yes, the more money they launder to their cronies, the more money's kicked back to them.

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commentator
commentator

Way to go Senator Paul! You da' man! Also, we need to come to peace terms in Ukraine, not continue a proxy war that will cause untold suffering, especially for the Ukrainians.

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Thomas Ohm
Thomas Ohm

I'm glad that we still have some leaders that still actually care about us, we the people.

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SWS-Vlogs
SWS-Vlogs

Rand Paul .. *right* for the 1st time in History!

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Ad Venture
Ad Venture

"You cannot destroy a nation without first making the nation destroy itself"

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CitySlicker Tony
CitySlicker Tony

What a Blessing to have a Senator like Rand Paul. America First 🇺🇸

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Skinthemalive
Skinthemalive

Exactly !

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the ol girl
the ol girl

Thank you for standing up n stopping bankrupt USA. Your right on all accounts. I wish someone would do the same for Canada before it's too late.

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John Ford
John Ford

it's not about "aid". it's about lining the pockets of special interests.

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KMER
KMER

Thank you so much, Sen. Rand Paul. This current administration is out to bring our country to its knees...

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bob bob
bob bob

When you finally find the meaning of respect:

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Mitchell Delaney
Mitchell Delaney

He's right!! We shouldn't be sending money like this to ANYONE!! We're collapsing and congress somehow thinks it's a good idea to keep spending like we AREN'T seeing horrific things happening here at home!

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Bob Dobalina
Bob Dobalina

@Sloopy Doopy ok sock puppet

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Bob Dobalina
Bob Dobalina

@Sloopy Doopy ok so your a sock puppet

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SteveInOz
SteveInOz

@Brian Kennedy I'm not hiding.

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SteveInOz
SteveInOz

@Sloopy Doopy What is false?

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Jesse Quist
Jesse Quist

You had me at " my oath of office is to the US Constitution." if you make taking care of US at home it's absolute priority, you would have the privilege to help overseas. From sound footing.

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Mark Amparan
Mark Amparan

Shortage on baby food here in the US. Let's give 40 billion to another country and deepen the pockets of the rich.

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WhatIsKenDoing
WhatIsKenDoing

We just had our primary elections two days ago in KY. There were five or six other people running against Rand Paul for the spot on the R ballot. Rand got over 86% of the vote and stuff like this is exactly why. He’s a great senator.

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J Marie
J Marie

Thank you, Rand Paul so brilliantly said Thank you for standing up for the American people and what we feel. Schumer can go live in the Ukraine !

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DNIBOC
DNIBOC

He's right, and we need to tell our reps to support him in this.

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John LaFever
John LaFever

@Linda Rehkop you want us to send a message in support of WWIII? Yeah, not going to happen!

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John LaFever
John LaFever

@Linda Rehkop and your Reps as well I presume.

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Linda Rehkop
Linda Rehkop

@John LaFever I did. And shared.

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Karen Camacho
Karen Camacho

All this money going to pay for another nation when we need money to get baby formula and to take care of the homeless people in our country We have our problems We NEED THAT MONEY TO HELP LEGAL AMERICANS PAY FOR FOOD AND GAS ALSO AND OTHER ISSUES

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Maria Krumova
Maria Krumova

Thanks Senator Rand Paul for speaking the truth!

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Amelia Pond
Amelia Pond

So so very thankful he had the guts and strong backbone to finally enough is enough. We need to take care of our imploding situation before more money than we have somewhere else. Thank you so much.

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Noelle Sergeevna
Noelle Sergeevna

Thank you very much senator for this wonderful speech ‼️

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Slayer Smith
Slayer Smith

We need more people like him representing us. Thank you Rand!

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Sew_Gal
Sew_Gal

@Dickus Maxximun Doesnt matter , we need that money (Americans)

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The Fires of Mount Doom
The Fires of Mount Doom

@morrow that’s why he consistently highlights ridiculous government spending. 😂 get lost clown

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morrow
morrow

it's just a publicity stunt of him. he doesn't actually care about you guys

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Dickus Maxximun
Dickus Maxximun

Putin is really proud of him.

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Tenderbox10210
Tenderbox10210

This guy is speaking facts 💯

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Laurie Komorowski
Laurie Komorowski

I dearly wish we had more people in the swamp like Senator Paul! He truly cares about America and knows we cannot just keep giving away money we don’t have.

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Richard Lowman
Richard Lowman

Thank you, you are a true Warrior, Rand Paul! ❤️

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H B
H B

Between this and calling out Fauci, I'm loving Rand Paul.

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Yajen Kung
Yajen Kung

Thank you, Senator Rand Paul. American needs someone like you.

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PaulJ Dooley
PaulJ Dooley

Thanks for putting this in perspective. Mortgage our kids and future while we can’t even pay for our own country!

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Joann Ostrander
Joann Ostrander

It's good to hear an intelligent voice against sending more aid to Ukraine. We have Americans starving in America dud to the extraordinary cost of gas

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Penelope
Penelope

The only one with any sort of common sense and guts to say noooo. Wish we had more Rand Paul's

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Linda Lloyd
Linda Lloyd

Thank you Senator Paul! Maybe others will follow your lead!

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Magic Man
Magic Man

When your country is 30 TRILLIONs (that's 30000000000000 US Dollars) in debt, blocking a single dollat to any other countries is nothing but a common sense 😂😂😂

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vla1ne
vla1ne

@HamiltonSurrey sorry, a number of people here seemed to be putting forth the idea that the US was responsible for other countries, mistook you for one of them.

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HamiltonSurrey
HamiltonSurrey

@vla1ne Please don't think I am suggesting the US should spend said money - every nation looks after its own interests and it is absolutley none of my business where the US spends. I was merely drawing attention to the comparative amounts involved. I totally take your point about 'mindset'. Would it be churlish of me to mention the defence budget of $800bn 2021 - could some of that fall into the catagory mentioned in your second para? Sorry - again, none of my business.

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vla1ne
vla1ne

@HamiltonSurrey While it's a miniscule amount comparitively, the mindset is what matters. The debt wasn't made in a day, nor will it be paid in a day. Getting into the mindset that prevents wasteful spending is the only way we're going to be able to fix any aspect of the problem. This kind of spending would be wasteful even if we _weren't_ in debt. We have people and projects in america that could have used that money. Our economy should not have such a large flow of money going out, nor should we be expected to.

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HamiltonSurrey
HamiltonSurrey

@vla1ne It's a matter of perspective. Against that level of debt the amount involved is like pissing in the ocean and being concerned you are going to make it saltier.

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vla1ne
vla1ne

@HamiltonSurrey how so? You have to make sure every penny matters, if you are working to get rid of debt.

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Cristopher Joson
Cristopher Joson

Thank you Senator Rand Paul! 👏

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I love this world
I love this world

Listening to Paul Rand I feel like I can breathe again!

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Karl Brown
Karl Brown

Thank God for this man and his father! Ron Paul revolution bring us back our constitution!!

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Sandy Sandy
Sandy Sandy

I like Rand Paul. He argues on pretty much all of the things that I would want argue on...with actual logic, unlike some others.

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Carole Lancto
Carole Lancto

An America First Senator with Common Sense. Not many like him in our Government.

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f k
f k

@Ollie Gark God I wish!

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Franco Valentino
Franco Valentino

@유주나 two wongs don't make a white

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유주나
유주나

The Ukraine issue is very urgent and serious, and in the long run it also relates to the security and international leadership of the United States.

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유주나
유주나

Wrong. In the long run, aid to Ukraine is in the national interest of the United States.

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Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas

@Franco Valentino Yup .I like Tater Tots

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Tanya T
Tanya T

We as Americans shouldn’t settle for less!!! Remember that!!! NATO started this war they need to end it!!!

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Daniel Manly
Daniel Manly

It is completely normal and self sustaining to look after yourself, loved ones and neighbors before one concerns him / herself with the price of green tea in China

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Adam Plona
Adam Plona

Yes, we are already in debt. We can't spend $40B. Help Ukraine, yes, how bout 5 billion. The politicians want to look good and up it to 40 right off the bat. He said it all correct. Thank you Rand Paul.

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Dragonfly
Dragonfly

Thank You for standing up!!

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Ron Smith
Ron Smith

I am a Democrat & can honestly say I am proud of Rand Paul for speaking what we all have been saying for years ! If any party does what is right for AMERICANS, I'm all for it. I'm not a Democrat that hates Republicans,I'm a Democrat that wants to help the middle class. But right now,my party is CRIPPLING the United States. Nothing to do with race,gender,or views.... JUST WHAT IS RIGHT !

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Catherine Collon
Catherine Collon

Watching from France. How I wish I could hear the same discourse in my country.

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Ron Smith
Ron Smith

@Joshua Smith Thank You Josh ! As you can see,I did & won't even respond to those comments. They can have their opinion,but I didn't make a statement to get into a political war,it was just my thoughts & most just want to battle the words. It's petty,& I don't get drawn into that kind of stuff. I just laugh it off,because coming back with a comment on any of them would end nowhere ! Just agree to disagree....

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Corey Anderson
Corey Anderson

Good job Rand!!! Keep fighting for America!!!!

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Karan Parashar
Karan Parashar

A Wise man like him should always be respected.

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LifetimeWW
LifetimeWW

Thank you Sen. Paul! Thank you.🙏💪

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Alex T
Alex T

One of the few sane members of Congress.

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James Black
James Black

Glad someone had the guts to say the truth. Blessings to you sir and keep up the good work. Follow the money trail where all the "support" to Ukraine goes ultimately.

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Paul Harper
Paul Harper

Words, you can follow it back to Rand Paul's campaign funds too, cause he gets it from the RNC. This is how our political system works.

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Freedom
Freedom

👍

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acommenter
acommenter

Follow it yourself.

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AJS
AJS

A welcome voice of reason.

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Kyle Geyer
Kyle Geyer

Thank you Rand Paul! You are a true patriot and I back you 100% Save America and keep this world a freedom loving planet

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Abby Roberts
Abby Roberts

Thank you Rand Paul. Finally someone that cares about Americ🇺🇲

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Bonney Raven
Bonney Raven

Thank you Senator Paul!

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Jean Hile
Jean Hile

Thank you Rand Paul!

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Noushin Dowlatshahi
Noushin Dowlatshahi

Sad that NO other congressman or Senator aside from Rand Paul felt like defending their constituents vs filling their pockets

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undignified
undignified

This speaks more to us as a people than to any politician.

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Hernando Cortez
Hernando Cortez

These are the same people who gave themselves a 20 percent pay raise in 2021 and a 21 percent raise in 2022. They are likely heavily invested in US defense stocks.

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Iz
Iz

“$30Tn in debt. We can’t afford to be worlds police” I felt that

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The Great Delusion with Professor John Mearsheimer

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The Great Delusion with Professor John Mearsheimer

The Bush School of Government & Public Service

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