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Jon Stewart goes viral excoriating Rand Paul after blocking vote

December 30, 2019


It’s absolutely outrageous and you’ll pardon
me if i’m not impressed in any way by Rand Paul’s fiscal responsibility virtue signaling. Rand Paul presented tissue paper avoidance
of the 1.5 trillion dollar tax cut that added hundreds of billions of dollars to our deficit
and 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 911 first responder community. Bret, this is 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. He is a guy who put us in hundreds of billions
of dollars in debt he was the 51st vote on that cut and now he’s going to tell us a billion
dollars a year for over ten years is just too much for us to handle? You know there are somethings they have no
trouble putting on the credit card but somehow when it comes to the 9/11 responder community,
the cops the firefighters, the construction workers, the volunteers, the survivors, all
the sudden, man we gotta go through this. This program has already been running for
five years, no fraud it was testified when we went in from of congress the special pay
master testified– no fraud, no waste, no abuse. Mike Lee, we met in his office five years
ago he looked us in the eye, he looked Ray Fifer in the eye, who unfortunately is no
longer with us, and said he was going to look into it. He is the reason why we’ve had to go back
again for this new one and now he wants to put another cap on it that’s going to make
John feel and all these other tenacious yet ill first responders drag themselves back
to Washington put their hats in their hands and for something this country should have
done 14 years ago. It’s an abomination. You know we asked both senators for a statement,
Senators Paul office sent a statement saying “Senator Paul is not blocking anything. He is simply seeking to pay for it. As with any bill Senator Paul always believes
it needs to be paid for. Senator Paul is simply offering an amendment,
which other senators support, to pay for this legislation.” Obviously after all that you’ve said here
and attending the funeral of your college Louis Alvarez, John Feal, that’s not where
you are? Nah listen Senator Paul and Senator Lee are
opportunists, they’re bottom feeders and any statement that they come out with is uh
doesn’t hold water with me. You can’t cherry pick and choose when you
want to be a conservative fiscal hawk. That’s just insulting to our intelligence
and shame on them they lack humanity they lack leadership and they just do this because,
listen Ted Cruz, Rand Paul Mike Lee even their own colleges don’t like them, we don’t like
them and when we get this bill passed then we beat them again. And we’re going to walk out and we’re going
to hold our chins up high and our chest out and we’re going to say that we beat Rand Paul
and Mike Lee. You know, we met Mike Lee a couple months
ago, his staff promised, they swore up and down that they were not going to get in the
way of this. Mike Lee, you’re a liar. Another thing too Bret is to remember is at
what point this is either necessary of it’s not and everybody agrees that it’s necessary
so we’re either doing this or without. There’s either need or it’s not your budgetary
priorities are either moved by a moral compass or they’re not. And this is an outrageous place for them to
take a stand and cause once again pain and heartache and suffering within a community
that felt so much of that over the past few years and is going to be suffering more. And Bret you know Bret this is– what people
see as a major defeat today and a setback and it’s just going to propel us to a bigger
win and we’re confident that after meeting with Mitch McConnell that he’s kept his word
and he’s working diligently to get this bill on the floor for a straight up and down vote
and that’s what we always wanted. The unanimous consent was easy but we want
a straight up and down vote because we didn’t get it in 2010, we didn’t get it in 2015 and
we want to walk out watching the fruition of our work come to an end. It’s the same song and dance they’ve been
giving us for 14 years now. This program has proven itself, it has shown
itself to be faithful to the statute, it has shown itself to be fair to the claimant, it’s
shown itself to be respectful to the taxpayers and that’s all we can ask of a program but
most importantly it brings just a moments peace to a community who suffers and continues
to suffer. This is Jon Stewart taking aim at Republican
Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee amid their opposition to a bill that would have extended
the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund until the year 2090. Rand Paul unilaterally stopped the legislation
from the unanimous consent it needed to pass. Mr. President I ask unanimous consent that
as if in legislative session, the Senate proceed to calendar number 153HR1327 that the bill
be considered read a third time and passed. And the motion to reconsider be considered
may and be laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate. Mr. President–
Senator from Kentucky. …I object. It has long been my feeling that we need to
address our massive debt in this country. We have a $22 trillion debt, we’re adding
debt at about a trillion dollars a year. And therefore any new spending that we are
approaching any new program that’s going to have the longevity of 70, 80 years should
be offset by cutting spending that’s less valuable. We need to at the very least have this debate
I will offering up an amendment if this bill should come to the floor but until then I
will object. The Victims Compensation Fund, or VCF, provides
money to those who contracted disease after being exposed to toxic debris from the rubble
on 9/11. And whereas this would have ensured funding
throughout the lives of the 9/11 First Responders, those who ran INTO the rubble when everyone
else ran away, the bill now goes back to the Senate for a full vote. And rest assured, it will be passed. The legislation sailed through the House 402-12
and has a staggering 73 co-sponsors in a Senate that isn’t able to agree on what day of
the week it is. So when it finally comes up for a full vote,
it will become law. But that’s not the point. The point is that the 9/11 First Responders
are now made to wait — AGAIN. The people who showed up on the darkest day
in American history, the people who sacrificed their health, and in many cases their lives,
to rescue other Americans, are now made to beg, hat in hand, yet again, because a couple
Senators from deep red states suddenly decided that they’ve rediscovered their fiscal responsibility. The same fiscal responsibility, mind you,
that conveniently disappeared when both Rand Paul and Mike Lee voted FOR the $1.5 trillion
GOP tax bill that exploded our deficit. The tax bill that Republicans promised would
pay for itself– and didn’t. The tax bill that Republicans promised wouldn’t
just lead to stock buyback and executive salary raises– and did. And yet, strangely, there was no grandstanding
from these principled conservatives when they voted to sacrifice our national debt to give
themselves a tax break. How very unexpected. Not a word about Trump having taken a staggering
195 separate multi-million dollar taxpayer funded golf trips to the properties he still
owns and profits from. Again, no grandstanding from our principled
conservatives, and I wonder …why. President Trump and Rand Paul playing a quick
round of golf in New Jersey this weekend. And yet, amazingly, there was no equivocation
about those 9/11 first responders when both Paul and Lee were tweeting platitudes about
them. Lee explicitly tweeted the words “we will
never forget the victims of September 11th and the heroic first responders.” Only, this tweet was years before Twitter
raised its character limit, because if there were the full 280 characters, we’d have
realized that Lee’s tweet ACTUALLY said, “We will never forget the victims of September
11th and the heroic first responders, unless doing so requires any financial expenditures
that won’t benefit me personally, in which case I’ll hold their lifeline hostage to
balance the budget when I feel the need to grandstand about my selectively fiscal responsibility.” Yeah. Those old-school tweets could be deceiving
that way. And Americans should remember this the next
time anyone from the GOP tries to once again lay claim to the idea of patriotism in this
country. Because while it’s easy to tweet empty rhetoric,
actions speak leagues louder than words. So Mike Lee and Rand Paul can go home knowing
that their opposition to the VCF is the only reason that our First Responders won’t sleep
easy tonight. And that’s a shame, because who’d have
ever thought that in the face of such heroism from those heroes on 9/11, we’d see such
cowardice from a couple of Republicans in the Senate.

100 Comments

  • Reply Fred Jansen July 23, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    typical politicians we honour our heroes yadyadyada, fiscal responsibilty wtf the debt is rising as hell, and helthcare of 9/11 victims has nothing to do with it, find the money elswere!

  • Reply Steve 3Sport July 23, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Mr. Stewart, do you work for the airlines? Because continuing that bill takes away the rights of the first responders to sue the airlines. The bill actually takes away the right to additional compensation. The bill has nothing to do with their primary healthcare. Nothing. All the 9/11 first responders retired with hazard pay retirement and full healthcare benefits. They are all fully covered for healthcare without the bill. The bill provides additional money, not additional healthcare. Stewart is not debating the merits of the issue. He's attacking to the heart. Not to the issue.

  • Reply David Mayberry July 23, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Those people and their families should be taken care of for life no questions asked period end of story.

  • Reply ikasugami July 23, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    "…actions speak leagues louder than words. So Mike Lee and Rand Paul can go home knowing that their opposition to the VCF is the ONLY reason that our First Responders won't sleep easy tonight. And that's a shame, because who'd have ever thought that in the face of such heroism from those heroes on 9/11, we'd see such cowardice from a couple of Republicans in the Senate." ?

  • Reply NoirKami July 23, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    They passed it! (97-2 Paul and Lee voted no)

  • Reply Chad Conard July 23, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    It doesn’t matter what political side you fall upon, this is wrong. When we, as American people, cannot give sufficient medical care for our vets and first responders,whom give their very lives for us, then we should be ashamed to our very core. There should be no debate on such matters. Give these heroes the medical care they deserve!

  • Reply Nick Hannum July 23, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    No wonder his neighbor knocked him the fuck out.

  • Reply legionXTS July 23, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    It's like you don't know how capitalism works.

  • Reply Graham Ronne July 23, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Rand Paul is a serious scum bag!

  • Reply Drunkspiracies ! July 23, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Sorry but Rand Paul was correct. That is going to be funded until 2092??? If you were 18 on 9/11 you would be 109 at that point. Which means you probably didn't need the fund anyway. So what's the stop limit on the fund? When all responders have passed on? Or is it openly funded arbitrarily until that date? If so, what's to stop the fund be "borrowed" from? Or re-appropriated? Sen Paul has a point. I appreciate Stewart's passion for the pragmatic, which I totally support, but 2092? Really?

  • Reply 10Sethg July 23, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Rands response makes the media and John Stewart look like liars

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3r-wqawiaJc

  • Reply luan dasilva July 24, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Jon Stewart to Congress:

    “how many times do we need to teach you this lesson old man “

  • Reply Fat Ugly Gamer July 24, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Our government is NOT ran by any moral compass it is ran by elitist who only want to look out for the 1% and all the corporate pockets. All we are – are worker ants to them… they just want us smart enough to do the dirty work and dumb enough to thank them for fucking us.

  • Reply Frac Life July 24, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Hey asshole ur buddies are the fuckers that dropped the towers on these people making them sick how about I go viral about that making u look like the dumbass u are 911 people are owed the whole world heroes but for such a fake ass like u represent them knowing it was part of one of u and ur elite buddies blood ritual sacrifices fuck you asshole die like our heroes did because of ur sick ass buddies dropping the towers on them fuck u

  • Reply Frac Life July 24, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Give all of ur own money we have already given billions and billions of our hard earned money I bet that fuck hasn’t even given 100,000 grand to them out of his pocket but guess what I sure as fuck have fuck u prick ur buddies did this to them

  • Reply Frac Life July 24, 2019 at 1:13 am

    If they would give them the money that they have approved for them for years now instead of stealing it from them they use this shit as personal grab pots all of the elite like mr Stewart his buddies rob these bills and pocket the money it’s a scam and our hero’s are lied to and deserve better

  • Reply Frac Life July 24, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Hey jackass pelosi Obama Clinton’s both have robbed billions in special trips especially to pedo island get ur stories fucking straight faggot

  • Reply Devilock79 July 24, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Just get Larry Silverstein to pay for it.

  • Reply Barb sisoler July 24, 2019 at 1:30 am

    They're disgusting. They need to be voted out.

  • Reply Hazukichan X July 24, 2019 at 1:43 am

    Jon Stewart: "We should care about people. Taking care of our own after they serve their country is worth spending some money."
    Repubelickins: "But how will we pay for prostitutes shameless enough to do us?! We'd better think about it for another fourteen years!"

  • Reply Weldon Sirloin July 24, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Triggering the libs by denying 9/11 heroes healthcare. Simply epic.

  • Reply Rory Thomson July 24, 2019 at 3:58 am

    I dont understand this, that fund is bipartisan conservatives and progressives alike want this,He represents what?the libertarian minority on this. Im conservative and i see this as slimy from rand paul,you cant vote for a tax cut that puts the deficient up then vote this down on fiscal grounds.

  • Reply arshawiir July 24, 2019 at 4:07 am

    Blue lives matter is just a lie, if you really believe in blue lives then pass the bill. Hypocritical Republicans man… what a disgrace

  • Reply WeFightTheCorruption July 24, 2019 at 5:38 am

    So many ignorant liberals in here. This stupid man being used as a pawn called him a bottom feeder lol.

    I would say the people who want to push bills that have no funding and put our country in debt (already at 22 trillion kids) are the bottom feeders.

    Rand Paul didn't block the bill, he simply made sure that he will be able to introduce an amendment to ensure it is budgeted for. And now they are actually voting for a budgeted bill….image that.

    Stewart is either ignorant or just a lying opportunist identity politics whore.

    Rand Paul only voted for the tax bill when there was a pay-go included. That meant the action would be budget neutral. After he voted for it, the democrats then voted to remove the pay-go, while Paul objected. So John Stewart and the media are wrong about what he voted for…..or lying on purpose.

    Rand Paul does this with all bills that are not funded. He did it on the border bill and Stewart said nothing.

    Rand Paul was the one who tried to push the balanced budget bill in June and all democrats and republicans voted against it. Who is the bottom feeder? I'd say every other member of Congress and the media including Stewart.

    This 9/11 bill didn't even have a damn dollar amount attached. The verbiage said "spend whatever is necessary" until 2092!!! WTF???

    Rand Paul is the only one looking out for your children and grand children to make sure they aren't burdened with debt.

  • Reply Kenneth July 24, 2019 at 5:46 am

    The senate just show you the stupidity of patriotism in America. Americans love their country, but their country doesn't love them. In fact, their country doesn't even belong to them.

  • Reply Collin July 24, 2019 at 5:57 am

    All of us Rand Paul supporters have just left the building.

  • Reply Robert Schecter July 24, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Jon Lebowitz is such a pathetic old fool

  • Reply Slip kn0t July 24, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Jon Stewart is retarded

  • Reply Adam Quinn July 24, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Republicans make me sick

  • Reply Cary Chilton July 24, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Rand Paul is an embarrassment to his father

  • Reply MD D July 24, 2019 at 8:36 am

    I was mixed on this, but I agree, make the government pay what citizens are paying currently for health care, then they'll want to adjust the costs.

  • Reply alexander williams July 24, 2019 at 8:57 am

    The bill passed. Congrats John.

  • Reply Duckman 1979 July 24, 2019 at 9:17 am

    extremely sad….. Real Heroes getting spit on (America is truly broken)

  • Reply FierceDeity July 24, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Republicans are truly evil people.

  • Reply Matthew Richardson July 24, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Rand Paul is right

  • Reply Glassed Silver July 24, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Okay, next time an emergency happens firefighters et all should – before engaging – first check and verify they are in top condition otherwise before taking any health risks in fires and other emergencies. Only then will they arrive at site… too late.

    What's that? A definite need needs immediate action? Well right on!

    Rand Paul is a crook and he should be ashamed of himself.

  • Reply Drop Forged Rats July 24, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Agree with Stewart on this point. The problem, of course, is that it has been a very long time since our government, as a whole, a few noted individuals aside, has stood up for anyone other than themselves, and the pocketbooks of their puppet masters. If Im wrong I apologize, gladly.

  • Reply PierzStyx July 24, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    I'm not a big Rand Paul fan, but he is hardly evil or crazy for actually expecting a bill to pay for the money it plans to spend or opposing said bill for being unwilling or able to pay for itself.

  • Reply Wes Philips July 24, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    ‘Libertarianism’ is of the most morally and economically bankrupt ‘ideologies’ I’ve ever come across, it’s bears zero scrutiny and is only supported by simplistic sociopathic hypocrites

  • Reply Gaulin Didier July 24, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Jon, just run for office already !!!

  • Reply Above All, United July 24, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    The republicans have become a joke, they just block everything that doesn’t directly benefit themselves, they increase government spending and then blame the democrats, knowing full well their army of confederate flag waving idiots will back them no matter what.

  • Reply Donna Smith July 24, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Amen!

  • Reply JL JR July 24, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    this guy wanna bash the GOP but then Mconnel will be the one to pass the bill.

  • Reply savio schronberg July 24, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    I’m a noob here. Why did it need unanimous consent?

  • Reply Jaxxsin's Trails July 24, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Miss you Jon, Comedy Central hasn't been the same since you retired.

  • Reply David Pietarila July 24, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Shame on you BTC! Though I’m not a fan of John Stewart I freely admit that the work he is doing is good… almost an absolute good. And if you read the comments for almost any of these videos you will see conservative after conservative praising Stewart despite their ideological differences with him. Stewart did not make this issue about a difference between liberals and conservatives. He made it about identifying INDIVIDUALS who were being obstructionists. You however did politicize it. You used the mistreatment of first responders to paint conservative ideology as bad. You used the word “conservatives” multiple times in describing the bad guys, rather than using their actual al names as John did. You are doing EXACTLY what you are accusing them of. Using this tragedy for your own personal gain… to get “likes”. I doubt however that you will acknowledge this, because for guys like you, who are motivated by being “liked” there really is no conscience.

  • Reply Jeremiah Johnson July 24, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Pardon me if I Stand with Rand and I don't trust the 'GOVERNMENT' to use this money to actual help the true 'VICTIMS'. You know how many people are going to exploit this money? Reparations through 2090!!!!???? You guys are good at spending others peoples' money…..oh wait…..you're not smart enough to realize it's your money.

  • Reply AlphaK75 July 24, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Rand Paul just made Jon Stewart's hit list

  • Reply James Pierce July 24, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Republicans millionaires working for billionaires

  • Reply selfatrophy July 24, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Rand Paul, bottom feeding opportunist scumbag as the man said.

  • Reply Stink Wink July 24, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Maybe next time some buildings are on fire and falling down, for example if it were Rand Paul's house the first responders should stop and delay going in to rescue him and his family until they are sure of how its going to be paid for.

  • Reply Daniel Ryan July 24, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    He said it spot on. Rand Paul declares himself some bastion of bipartisanship and fiscal restraint-yet all he ever does is raise tissue paper protest that he absolutely knows has zero chance of going anywhere. He’s an empty suit and a hypocrite to boot.

  • Reply J Sanders July 24, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    I thought I was watching a Fox News clip where I wanted to hear Jon Stewart and then some guy starts unnecessarily explaining the situation and interrupted the clip. These commentators are getting sneaky.

  • Reply Cristian Moss July 24, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Time for pitch forks and guillotines, let’s change this country

  • Reply danthedewman1 July 25, 2019 at 1:33 am

    must be running for office…

  • Reply Alan Malcheski July 25, 2019 at 1:58 am

    i don't know… I'm going to need Conan's opinion on this…

  • Reply Nicholas Cole July 25, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Good point about fiscal virtue signaling. Politicians are the absolute worst, right? Too bad 9/11 victims can only be compensated through a political solution.

    Oh FUCK my GOD! I just had an epiphany! Let's bypass the political system with private charity! I'll gladly donate $500 to help the victims, and I"m pretty sure I can drum up a few more $K's from my social network. No voting required. No taxation. It's the perfect solution. You guys should totally do it! Send me a Venmo and I'll pay up.

    Oh? I see. I didn't realize this was a platform for your political virtue signaling. Thanks for leveling with me. I'll still help out with a donation, but I won't smoke cigarettes or vote.

  • Reply zedme July 25, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Props to Jon Stewart

  • Reply Bhavani Abe July 25, 2019 at 3:32 am

    Jon Stewart 2024

  • Reply Vetiver July 25, 2019 at 3:33 am

    As much shit we talk about each other and our decisions, we need to help each other. There are people on the left and right that are only here to take advantage of the people or the branch they supposedly represent for there own financial and or political gain. I deliver medical equipment and you cant imagine how quick firefighters bodies deteriorate because of what they put themselves through.

  • Reply Champloo Ronin July 25, 2019 at 3:38 am

    Rand Paul can shove a dick up his ass. Same with Mike Lee.

  • Reply Alan Schulz July 25, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Patriotism is propaganda designed to persuade poor people to endanger themselves in order to protect what rich people own.

  • Reply Hoverbad July 25, 2019 at 6:28 am

    That's Brett's learning face

  • Reply Kris July 25, 2019 at 6:53 am

    A douchebag among douchebags…Rand Paul is a special kind of asshole.

  • Reply Syaf Smith July 25, 2019 at 10:05 am

    “Fiscal responsibility virtue signalling.”

    The only thing the Rethuglicans have to offer summed up. Kudos for Jon Stewart’s commitment and patriotism.

  • Reply watchulla July 25, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Politicians always say they are with the Military and other public services, then shit on them.

  • Reply Orygun9mm July 25, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Still can't get my head around why anyone would give two shits what a celebrity talk show host has to say about politics.

  • Reply Rob Tierney July 25, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Jon Stewart makes Fox News go… Damn … Damn… Just Damn.. Well Said Jon!

  • Reply Rob Tierney July 25, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    GOP Fiscal responsibility .. Military Spending – No Problem… Cut education…and welfare.. And the Democrat Fiscal Responsibility… Same thing, but we are only going to be .05% more in debt in four years vs .10%… NO PARTY HAS SUGGESTED A Balanced budget plan SINCE BILL CLINTON.

  • Reply bunke July 26, 2019 at 1:33 am

    I get were Rand's coming from regarding continuing spending (or even adding) without cutting somewhere else. That being said, they should take the billion per year out of Foreign Aid spending to cover this. Why should the US being giving $50 Billion per year to foreign governments when they need assistance first?

  • Reply Kujakuseki01 July 26, 2019 at 1:48 am

    Fuck yeah, Jon.

  • Reply Ryan Poggioli July 26, 2019 at 2:23 am

    You would think that the one thing politicians would unanimously agree on is to support a bill providing sick and dying 9/11 first responders with adequate healthcare! But no, for some towing the party line is more important than helping this country's sick heroes. Absolutely disgusting!

  • Reply LancesArmorStriking July 26, 2019 at 5:50 am

    I'm very glad they're still fighting, but I have to disagree with John. I wouldn't trust McConnell with my dry cleaning, let alone a bill worth millions of dollars. He's just as opportunistic as Rand Paul, and he's blocked bills like this before

  • Reply NSB July 26, 2019 at 8:40 am

    I'm from the future. It passed.

  • Reply Brad Mason July 26, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Why do we not stone people in this country? Thank you John Stewart.

  • Reply dik2bik July 26, 2019 at 9:27 am

    I'll donate and vote Stewart for prez

  • Reply Christopher Henningsen July 26, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Ted Cruz doesn't like them… he says that like it's a bad thing XD

  • Reply c dink July 26, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Liberals have to stop being so peaceful. Let's take a page out of the conservative tough guy play book and just rounds them all up in front of a firing squad. Only safe way to exterminate the Republican party.

  • Reply Bob Krenke July 26, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    How does Rand Paul and Mike Lee deserve so much vitriol? This isn't about them. This is about Congress. They are 2/450+ of the problem. They want a "victory" the American people want a balanced budget.

  • Reply Bryan Simmons July 27, 2019 at 2:14 am

    As soon as a Republican gets elected President, the word "deficit" disappears. When a Democrat is President, they bitch about the deficit EVERY DAY. It's the #1 thing they yelled about when Obama was in office – even more than Obamacare. The political hypocrisy is sickening!

  • Reply John Yeh July 27, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Republicans casting themselves as fiscally responsible is like Charlie Manson saying he's not responsible for the Manson murders. Its just not true. The only presidents in the last 100 years to balance budgets and pay down the debt, were Bill Clinton and Calvin Coolidge. That's it!

  • Reply - Stiegosaurus - July 27, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    But they had no problem giving 800 billion to their bullshit military, and 800 billion next year too. The American Government is Pathetic.

  • Reply Jefrey Hamilton July 27, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Republicans are garbage. They come from garbage. They beget garbage.

    Thank you

  • Reply Jason Speth July 28, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Way to go Jon Stewart and our First Responder heroes. Your service doesn't go unnoticed.

  • Reply With The Quickness July 28, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Ron Paul was great, Rand Paul has always been a little bitch.

  • Reply Grey L July 29, 2019 at 3:09 am

    rand paul looking like he's been drinking what trump is drinking to get the trump face tan

  • Reply J K July 30, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Some battles just aren't worth fighting for. Reminds me of Goldwater and CRA '64.

  • Reply BRENDAN WEISHAAR July 31, 2019 at 2:03 am

    How dare Rand Paul suggest cutting spending before passing this bill. Doesn't he know money comes out of thin air.
    And how dare him wanting tax cuts

  • Reply Rod96 August 2, 2019 at 4:35 am

    A tax cut can’t add to the deficit you dumb idiot.

  • Reply Rod96 August 2, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Stewart is an idiot. Paul blocked the bill in order to introduce an amendment to use fund from wasteful programs to fund this. How is that unreasonable? Rand Paul has done the same with other bills including the tax cut (that originally contained a clause addressing that, and was deleted by both parties after the bill was approved). He’s the only one who actually cares about the sustainability of all government funds. Stewart is using emotion instead of logic. With that deficit 9/11 victims will be worse off when the government eventually becomes insolvent..

  • Reply Georg Wilde August 10, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Suffering is not a claim on anything.

  • Reply TinyBabyJesus S August 11, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Set it up as a private charity. Have Stewart be the face. Sponsor it as a cause that govt was too backwards to fund. Everyone, and every Corp in US would give.

  • Reply James Duda August 14, 2019 at 5:29 am

    It's amazing how many people miss Rand Paul's point completely.

  • Reply rockit730 August 21, 2019 at 11:02 am

    How much of our tax money do these leeches want? It's been 18 years since the attack. Enough is enough. These people have had 18 years to get up on their own two feet. They have had access to a very generous New York state and New Jersey state healthcare system; they have been able to draw benefits from each state's respective worker's compensation fund, AND they have taken pension and other benefits from their bloated unions' respective pension fund. How much more are they going to steal because somebody has the balls to stand up and say "okay children, you've had your fair share already."

  • Reply joe September 9, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Enough is enough already!! It’s time to vote these son’s of bitches out of their retirements. #mikelee #moscowmitch #trumpbitchtedcruz #putinbitchtrump

  • Reply Gregory Kovacs September 21, 2019 at 4:47 am

    Rand Paul is a fucking moron.

  • Reply allybean October 1, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    As usual the Repugnants have spent us into black hole when will the people who vote for them realize there is no trickle down economics. As usual they expect us to pay for their tax breaks. People never learn.

  • Reply Terrence M October 16, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Wow reading these comments from the side that always claims to be the "Tolerant left" yet you comments about conservatives and republicans are anything but tolerant. budget cuts in general and tax cuts, the conservative libertarians see as aiming for the same goal of more money in all of our pockets to reinvest and not we handed around the government a few times before getting a small cut back for so many different programs. Are you so blind to think that we all don't want the best for the country just have different idea of how to get there?

  • Reply Mix Lennoxx November 7, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Yessss Thank you, John!!!

  • Reply jenny pakulonan November 28, 2019 at 11:09 am

    2019? komen

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