Discussion:
Jon Stewart whines like a baby at Rand Paul after he blocks 9/11 victim compensation fund: 'An abomination' . Make New York pay for it.
(too old to reply)
Save America - Ban Democrats
2019-07-18 02:36:56 UTC
Permalink
Comedian Jon Stewart on Wednesday strongly condemned Sen. Rand Paul
(R-Ky.) after he and another GOP senator objected to legislation to
extend the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, saying that Paul's "virtue
signaling" was "outrageous."

"It's absolutely outrageous. Pardon me if I’m not impressed in any way
by Rand Paul’s fiscal responsibility virtue signaling," Stewart said
on Fox News while appearing alongside 9/11 first responder John Feal.

The comments from Stewart came just hours after Paul objected to Sen.
Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) attempt to get the upper chamber to pass
a House-passed bill that would reauthorize the funding until fiscal
year 2090 by unanimous consent.

Paul, citing the United States' growing debt, objected, arguing that
any new spending needed to be offset by cuts.

Stewart, who has been a longtime advocate for extending the fund,
rejected Paul's contention, saying the Kentucky senator supported
President Trump's tax cuts that “added hundreds of billions of dollars
to our deficit."

"Now he stands up at the last minute, after 15 years of blood sweat
and tears from the 9/11 community to say that it's all over now. Now
we're going to balance the budget on the backs of the 9/11 first
responder community," Stewart said.

He went on to argue that this legislation was about "what kind of
society we have."

“At some point, we have to stand up for the people who have always
stood up for us, and at this moment in time maybe cannot stand up for
themselves due to their illnesses and their injuries. And what Rand
Paul did today in the Senate was outrageous," Stewart continued. “He
is a guy who put us in hundreds of billions of dollars in debt."

"And now he’s going to tell us that a billion dollars a year over 10
years is just too much for us to handle? You know, there are some
things that they have no trouble putting on the credit card, but
somehow when it comes to the 9/11 first responder community — the
cops, the firefighters, the construction workers, the volunteers, the
survivors — all of a sudden we’ve got to go through this.”

He later criticized lawmakers for making first responders "beg for
something that this country should have done 14 years ago," calling it
"an abomination."

While objecting to the fund's extension, Paul said from the Senate
floor that new spending "should be offset by cutting spending that's
less valuable."

He added that he would offer an amendment to the House bill if it is
brought up for a vote in the Senate.

A spokesperson for Paul told The Hill that Paul "is not blocking
anything."

He is "simply seeking to pay for it," the spokesperson said. Sen Mike
Lee (R-Utah) also objected to passing the legislation without a vote,
his communications director, Conn Carroll, said to CNN.

Current compensation for 9/11 first responders will likely run out
this year without new legislation. The new measure would expand
compensation for first responders through 2090.

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/453647-jon-stewart-rips-into-rand-paul-after-he-blocks-9-11-victim-compensation-fund
Ubiquitous
2019-07-19 17:25:11 UTC
Permalink
Post by Save America - Ban Democrats
Comedian Jon Stewart on Wednesday strongly condemned Sen. Rand Paul
(R-Ky.) after he and another GOP senator objected to legislation to
extend the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, saying that Paul's "virtue
signaling" was "outrageous."
Irony noted.
Projection noted.
Post by Save America - Ban Democrats
The comments from Stewart came just hours after Paul objected to Sen.
Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) attempt to get the upper chamber to pass
a House-passed bill that would reauthorize the funding until fiscal
year 2090 by unanimous consent.
Would you hand over a blank check every year to someone for 70 years?

--
Watching Democrats come up with schemes to "catch Trump" is like
watching Wile E. Coyote trying to catch Road Runner.
Miloch
2019-07-19 19:59:00 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ubiquitous
Post by Save America - Ban Democrats
Comedian Jon Stewart on Wednesday strongly condemned Sen. Rand Paul
(R-Ky.) after he and another GOP senator objected to legislation to
extend the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, saying that Paul's "virtue
signaling" was "outrageous."
Irony noted.
Projection noted.
Post by Save America - Ban Democrats
The comments from Stewart came just hours after Paul objected to Sen.
Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) attempt to get the upper chamber to pass
a House-passed bill that would reauthorize the funding until fiscal
year 2090 by unanimous consent.
Would you hand over a blank check every year to someone for 70 years?
...just do what Trump does...simply don't pay the bills as they come due!!!

Even As President, Trump Refuses To Pay His Bills

https://trofire.com/2019/06/08/even-as-president-trump-refuses-to-pay-his-bills/

Donald Trump has always been notorious for not paying his bills, and reports of
him stiffing contractors on projects are quite common. But even now that he’s
president of the United States, he still seems to have an issue paying what he
owes, and he’s currently stiffing the city of El Paso, Texas out of nearly half
a million dollars for a recent hate-filled rally that he held in the city. Ring
of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Before he became president of the United States, there were no shortage of
stories out there telling us the Donald Trump does not like to pay his bills. He
stiffed contractors on hotel projects and condo projects. Even the Trump hotel
right there in Washington DC. He ended up getting sued because he didn’t pay the
plumber who installed most of the plumbing in the building. Donald Trump just
doesn’t like to pay his bills. He’s actually being sued right now for not paying
his tax bills down in Panama on the building that he, uh, had his name on before
they scraped it off the front of it. Donald Trump doesn’t like to pay his bills.
Well, because of Donald Trump’s dislike of paying bills, the city of El Paso,
Texas, it’s kind of getting pissed off because the amount of money that he owes
that city for a mega rally that he held back in April amounts to 63% of the
city’s entire contingency budget.

Basically the man went down there to hold as rally, use the resources in the
city and spent 63% of the city’s contingency budget to hold his little
hate-filled anti-immigrant rally down there in El Paso, but he was supposed to
pay it back. This is part of the agreement. This is what happens when candidates
or politicians or whoever it is, if you want to go and give a speech somewhere,
you’re not just renting out the, uh, arena. You got to pay for increased police.
You’ve got to pay for extra for fire department. You got to have medical
services available, which you have to pay for in case something happens in
plenty of other fees that go along with it. It’s not just Trump, it’s everybody.
Uh, Beto O’Rourke actually held an event in El Paso, but he actually paid his
bill Trump almost two months later, still hasn’t paid his bill, and it’s almost
half a million dollars.




*
FPP
2019-07-19 22:14:34 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ubiquitous
Post by Save America - Ban Democrats
Comedian Jon Stewart on Wednesday strongly condemned Sen. Rand Paul
(R-Ky.) after he and another GOP senator objected to legislation to
extend the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, saying that Paul's "virtue
signaling" was "outrageous."
Irony noted.
Projection noted.
Post by Save America - Ban Democrats
The comments from Stewart came just hours after Paul objected to Sen.
Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) attempt to get the upper chamber to pass
a House-passed bill that would reauthorize the funding until fiscal
year 2090 by unanimous consent.
Would you hand over a blank check every year to someone for 70 years?
It depends. If I'm a lying douchebag hateful cocksucker like you, then no.

Those first responders are dying because their government told them the
air was safe to breathe. Assholes like you don't care.

Follow-up to: alt.cant.spell.and.dont.give.a.shit.about.anyone.else
--
There are three inescapable facts from the Mueller report that Mitch
McConnell can't hide:
1. A foreign government attacked our elections in order to help Donald
Trump.
2. Trump welcomed that help.
3. Trump tried to obstruct the investigation into his actions.
-Elizabeth Warren
Loading...