If you haven’t heard this, you need to. This is outrageous.
Senator Mike Lee said that a bill was passed in the Senate last week that took $150 billion dollars from Social Security; that busted spending caps to the tune of $80 billion; that took $5 billion from the crime victims’ trust fund; and will sell of a whole lot oil at historically low prices all to pay for some immediate concerns.
Sen. Paul said it’s robbing Peter to pay Paul.
It was done in the middle of the night, it was rushed, it had no committee action, there was no opportunity for review,
Only 34 Senators stood up against this.
There is no borrowing limit and these people are going to borrow at will. “It’s a debt-spending Mardi Gras if you will,” Senator Lee said.
From Senator Lee’s Facebook post which has been shared 1,232,000 times! This is not what the America people want.
United States Senator Mike Lee
October 30 at 12:10pm ·
This is how it happens.
Last night while you were sleeping the Senate voted to steal $150 billion dollars from the Social Security Trust Fund. I joined 34 of my colleagues in a vote to prevent this raid. I would like to thank Senator Rand Paul for leading the fight to protect to Social Security from the thieves in Washington, who seem to think that if they steal from the American people at night while they are sleeping that they will get away with it. I was proud to vote with Senator Paul on his point of order that would have protected Social Security, and I ask you to help me shine a light on what Washington has tried to hide from you in the darkness of night.
If everyone who sees this message shares it, it will reach millions of Americans. As someone who has been fighting for years to reform our broken government in Washington, I know it is exhausting, I sympathize with your frustration, and I understand your impatience. But don’t give up. Washington wants you to give up.
Just remember, a vote to raid social security in the middle of the night in a desperate attempt to perpetuate an unsustainable spending addiction isn’t a sign of strength. It is a sign of weakness.