Sen. Rand Paul stalls vote on budget bill: ‘Government’s job is not to get you stuff’

Posted at 8:41 pm on February 08, 2018 by Brett T.

The bipartisan budget deal reached by Sens. Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell should have sailed smoothly through the Senate Thursday night with a shutdown looming, but Sen. Rand Paul decided that the time was now to tackle out-of-control spending.

What does Paul want? A vote on an amendment to restore the budget caps set in 2011.

Someone manning Paul’s Twitter account laid out the argument in tweets:

Stand with Rand?

Not everyone’s impressed.

Uh oh — the guy that broke five of his ribs?

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Update: