Skip to comments.Rand Paul is reading the Spending Bill. Here are some highlights. (Twitter)
Posted on 03/23/2018 11:01:49 AM PDT by Drew68
o $12m for Scholarships for Lebanon
o $20m for Middle East Partnership Initiative Scholarship Program
o $12m in military funding for Vietnam
o $3.5m in nutrition assistance to Laos
o $15m in Developmental assistance to China
o $10m for Women LEOs in Afghanistan
o $1m for the World Meteorological Organization
o $218m for Promoting Democracy Development in Europe (yep..the birthplace of democracy needs promoting)
o $25m for International Religious Freedom
o $10m for disadvantaged Egyptian Students
o $1.371bn for Contributions to International Organizations
o $51m to promote International Family Planning and Reproductive Health
o $7m promoting International Conservation
o $10m for UN Environmental Programs
o $961 million to destroy our chemical weapons. Who was it, exactly, who convinced our government to pay billions to develop weapons we now find deplorable?
o $5m for Vietnam Education Foundation Grants
o $2.579m for Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe
o $15m to USAID for promoting international higher education between universities
o $2.696bn for International Disaster Assistance
o $1m for the Cultural Antiquities Task Force
o $6.25m for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation
o $20m for Countering Foreign State Propaganda
o $12m for Countering State Disinformation and Pressure
Page 376 of terrible, rotten, no-good budget busting bill:
I found it! I found it! Border security, what President Trump wanted!
no . . .wait a minute section says Defense can spend what funds it determines to enhance the border security of Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Tunisia
Deep state won. Rush said this really hurts Trump’s agenda.
We are funding the whole stinking planet and we do not agree with 95% of that caca. There was literally NO OTHER WAY?!?
Can’t wait to see how long next quarter’s fundraising takes on FR once everyone gets a look at what Trump signed in on.
I’ll bet Pelosi, Schumer, Rinos Ryan and McConnell are grinning like a quartet of $hit eating dogs.
Honestly, if Trump doesn’t veto this spending fiasco, I’m done with politics period....the very reason I come to FR.
I am officially DEMORALIZED............
Were not even trying to paddle upstream. Were paddling on one side of the raft only, going around in circles.
Im going back to listening to music...... no more politics for a while. Im friggin depressed.....
Only a fool would have signed that bill. sorry but overlooking Trump’ s adultery and character flaws was a mistake. He has forever lost my support.
veto? he signed it
What is the big deal? It is not like it is real money they are spending. It is just O.P.M. (Other People’s Money).
Oh wait, we are the other people (along with our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren ...)
I see a bunch of money going to Muslim and SJW causes.
All designed to be funneled back to the USA in SJW payoffs.
Ryan and Turtle are shocked...NOT.
Keep your chin up!
At the rate things are going, we'll probably celebrate Memorial Day with an Assault Weapons Ban.
No more 4th amendment ...
He signed it.
Thanks for posting this, Drew. It’s something that every taxpayer should see. As a debtor nation, we can afford none of those things. I guess Trump didn’t read the bill as carefully as Rand Paul did. (Yeah, give that last sentence a /s.).
yes but he graciously gets 1.6 billion for the wall- only instead of concrete or metal, He’ll have to resort to paper mache to make it the whole length of the border
“America First” (Right after jordan, lebanon, palestine, syria, iran, kurdistan, afghanistan, etc etc etc)
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