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For those keeping score at home, you should be aware that “the Swamp” is as alive and well as it ever has been - & yesterday’s #CoronaVirus bill is a case and point. I voted for it - but only because it was the only option I would be “given.” I voted for it... (1/7)
...despite the fact the number is much larger than anyone has been able to fully articulate to me was/is necessary for a supplemental (over 3x greater than @realDonaldTrump initial ask). I voted for it despite the fact it was rushed through with only 3 hours to review... (2/7)
...I voted for it despite the fact it’s not clear San Antonio will be fully made whole (though will receive some reimbursement for repatriation-related costs)... I voted for it despite the fact it has $1.4 billion in ADDITIONAL foreign aid when there is plenty of it to cut. (3/7)
...I voted for it despite the fact it was like everything else in Washington by both the @GOP & @TheDemocrats - backroom deal-making w/o amendment jammed through in “Crisis” mode by 8 masters of the universe running the joint - leaving us with no responsible alternative... (4/7)
Until we stop this - we will never be truly free. We have $23.4 trillion in debt, we rack up $110 million of debt an hour... and we never sit down and make tough decisions. Congress just recklessly spends money we do not have in crisis mode, & the President signs it. (5/7)
It’s time for a new framework for spending & decision-making. We need to limit overall spending, cut waste & non-essential programs to afford growing Medicare & Social Security, adopt new emergency-spending requirements (e.g. rainy day fund) & grow the economy massively. (6/7)
I should add that while I was compelled to vote yes b/c no other option to make San Antonio whole, @RepKenBuck & @andybiggs4az deserve respect for being willing to vote no due to the above concerns. We must do better. (7/7) #ResponsibleSpendingNow #MakeCongressWorkForAmericans
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