Sen. Rand Paul blocks $40B Ukraine aid package

Dipublikasikan tanggal 11 Mei 2022
Nexstar's Basil John reports.

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  • Thank you Rand Paul, at least someone in Washington has some common sense

    • I wish yall learned the deal more honestly, its not 40b we could use anymore really. Its straight up 95% already paid and in use by the us or reserved assets, you can ask urself do we really need that equipment after leaving afghanistan and having gear already in iraq, vs a nation destroying expensive russian shit and kicking its ass.

    • Thank both of you for standing up for us

    • And cares about them shafting "We The People".

  • Why would anyone be against appointing an Inspector General to catalog and inventory such a large amount of money and lethal weapons? It's immoral to NOT have accounting oversight on this.

    • @Kameron Jones ohhh yes we did and no it was not. Rewriting a narrative are you? At 83 billion and now 40 billion what do you consider older? And how much of it is not usable in combat today? What was our savings on this gear and equipment that did not have to be re-contracted? Since I know for a fact it is quality gear and equipment (on both giveaways) you should go there fully armed and tell just one of them to pull the stuff off. I trust you are confident in the gear "you would wear to this discussion" to come back alivs? Let us hear some real insider info. on this. There has to be a line of BS you are relying upon with this or is your last name in line with the first Usay?...Uday. Tell me something...how does 2" manilla rope feel? How does the Tomahawk we gave you taste for breakfast? I know you have the straight scoop on this 123 billion. You just have too.

    • @Casper S. We didn't loose anything in Afghanistan most of that was older stuff the Afghanistan army had.

    • @Casper S. I agree with you. But do take some solace in that the weapons we are giving Ukraine are from older stockpiles, and needed to be used or demolished at some point. We hadnt purchased a Javelin or a Stinger in almost 20 years, because neither had any use in our middle eastern conflicts.

  • Thank you Senator Paul, for wanting to know where this money is being spent. Our Congress is great a hiding things in their bills and wanting quick passages.

    • PAUL IS ALWAYS A STICK IN THE MUD..I THINK HE LIKES THE ATTENTION....

    • goes to the defense contractors they own stock in

  • Los Angeles homeless need a 40B package, it looks like a war zone out here

  • They can always find the money when they want to EXCEPT when it comes to providing Americans with a proper (one payor) health insurance system.

    • @Fossil Draws For the same reason that Americans can cry about Russia's wars with Ukraine. Because I can call out moronic policies wether they effect me or not.

    • @Flavio so you replied to a comment about american politicas, on a video about American politics... as an Italian. What do you care what my country spends our money on?

    • @Fossil Draws I'm not a republican (not even an American for that matter actually, I'm from Italy, another country that is spending a lot on Ukraine). I'm only talking about myself and other people I've talked to that oppose all this money going to Ukraine. Besides your point doesn't really mean much, since when I talk about infrastructure, I'm not saying that any bill about infrastructure should be passed, so there's that.

  • Why aren't we asking "how are we going to pay for it?" We ask if any time we the people of the country ask for anything.

    • Heres a simple response, its already paid for. Its 40b not really in cash anymore just 40b in military equipment they wanna donate. Maybe some money is involved but barely if its arms. Majority would already have been funded by the massive us budget and people really think were handing over 40b in cash in a day, if we did our economy wouldnt be the best.

    • Putin bot, Zak is such a disgrace. Be a patriot

    • Why are we not just paying out the same as the other countries? That is the first question that needs to be answered.

  • Good for you Rand!!!! Thank you!!!

  • I STAND WITH RAND!

  • Finally !!! Thank God someone finally open there eyes and said NO!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! We are suffering here in America!!! Damn help us !!!

  • I feel Ukraine's pain and my heart goes out them deeply but 40 billion is alot to give all at once yall are so fast to give 40 billion but give us the American people a hard time with relieve funds during the state of emergency covid pandemic it took weeks even months of fighting amongst each other to approve stimulus packages for assistance it wasn't fair at all but other countries besides the US can receive millions to billions in relieve funds with no problem ijs

    • 10% for the big guy

    • @Ned Kent If that doesn't silence my, I don't know what will.

    • @Danuta Rzymkiewicz it never is anywhere else too . It’s all in kickbacks

  • Smart man in Congress , finally there's hope.

  • I AM ASHAMED TO BE A AMERICAN 🇺🇸 WHEN MY VETERANS SLEEP ON THE STREETS !!!

    • @Narrow Pather I repeat: It takes more work than money to help homeless people. Too many of you think we can just throw money at the problem and it will go away. I wish I could take all of you to the homeless shelter at which I volunteer to see how little money it takes and how much work. IF your really care, go volunteer. You will be welcomed with open arms!

    • @Narrow Pather , I’m coming from to Haiti , and also I’m an American citizen , I was believed America didn’t have any problem, because lot of Haitians diaspora , who live in US . When , they go to visiting their parents and friends , the way they wear nice clothes, necklaces , watches , shoes etc ..They make , you to thinking America is a paradis on the earth , but when you come .You see things differently. I already think , American 🇺🇸 gouvernement is care about American people . I have so many years , I keep learning about American politics and I can see, there are lot of corruptions everywhere in the system . I always ask myself . Why American gouvernement is not helping their country first , before they go to help out other nations . I’m so sorry , if I make any mistake , cause I’m not born here .

    • @Michael Jones The majority of our homeless and disabled veterans are war veterans. The government helped them get where they are, we can help them get their lives back together and the medical help they need! This isn't the government's money they're tossing all over the world, it's the tax dollars of We The People. We have to repay that debt. Who feeds the neighbors family while their own family starves to death!

  • 40B??!! They’re out of their minds. They refuse to help Americans, but would send billions to another country..what a joke.

    • @ZahrDalsk according to what. Not the census demographics, so must be by some B.S. representation you heard from some political propaganda. Research and come back with the actual figures.

    • Well said

  • Smart man in Congress , finally there's hope.

  • I proudly quote Sen. Rand Paul, “My oath of office is to the U.S. Constitution, not to any foreign nation,” he said, adding, “We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the U.S. economy.” Rand Paul is simply honoring his taken oath as a United States Senator - can more?

  • God bless rand Paul. Look at our economy and tell me it's a good idea to send another country 40B large.

  • He should run for president of the United States he has some common sense ❤️

  • Why aren't we asking "how are we going to pay for it?" We ask if any time we the people of the country ask for anything.

  • I like how this guy talks down to him with “junior senator”.

    • It is the correct form of addressing the respective senator from Kentucky, anyhow the attitude displayed by Sen. Paul is just apathic to the national security concern

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    • @Mary Jones what’s wrong with that?

  • Thank God for Senator Paul!

    • THANK YOU SENATOR RAND PAUL.!! SHAME ON MCCONNEL !!! PLEASE RESIGN FROM OFFICE!!

  • We have a moral and ethical responsibility to our own country!!

    • Appalling these comments.

    • “We” means Capitol Hill and their donors. Once they open the safe, the money grab is on.

  • This bill goes to show that we can easily get monthly stimulus

  • Have you ever tried to help someone from drowning and they start pushing your head down under the water forcing you to drown a lil bit? Yeh, thats the vibe this situation is giving.

  • Finally !!! Thank God someone finally open there eyes and said NO!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! We are suffering here in America!!! Damn help us !!!

  • It's like someone feeding random strangers while his family is at home starving!!!

  • There's nothing wrong with asking for a receipt of purchase if the money isn't yours to spend freely, to begin with.

    • A bot stole your comment :(

  • ASK THE ?'s FOLKS ...what else IS IN the bill and who is paying for it (the US tax payers ea paycheck) The USA is lacking the ability to FEED its own American babies (major formula shortages) Heartbreakering what's happening in Ukraine which I well understand on a personal level. Why is our media turning against us citizens ? 😔

    • @matt newrocki meet our new Russian propagandist Matt everyone

  • Thank you Rand.

  • $40 Billion that should be spent on OUR people

    • @Jimmy Corlzer you get public schools, free mail service, library’s that’s also socialism but carry on

    • I agree. We don't need to send $40 billion dollars to the Ukraine. We have already sent way too much to them. Thank you Senator Rand Paul and the other senator who agreed with you. This country, the USA, needs more politicians like you two, in office. God bless and keep working for America.

  • Thankyou Rand Paul! Now if we could just get other senators to listen to his wisdom! 40 billion! That's crazy!!

  • I LOVE Rand Paul…a true Patriot.Those other guys are so anxious to spend money WE DON’T HAVE‼️ WITH NO ACCOUNTABILITY‼️

  • Thank you Rand Paul.

  • Great work Rand Paul.

  • Thank you..... "We The People" have needs that our tax dollars can fulfill! Our Veterans, Schools, Teachers, Seniors, Children, Disabled, Unemployed due to C19, those with hospital bills that are about to send them into bankruptcy for the same reason, Nurses, Minimum wage workers, Mortgage holders, Renters, Small businesses, Farmers, Truckers, Infrastructure...We have Billions to toss to others but seemingly nothing for ourselves. All we get is the responsibility of the repayment for the debts incurred at the behest of other countries, none of the benefits. .We're in an abusive relationship and masking the cuts, breaks, and bruises! If we borrow money from the bank the first thing they want to know is how we're going to spend it, and they want collateral!

    • Speak for yourself we the people don't agree with you I don't

  • You have a moral obligation to Americans first, Schumer! Here’s an analogy; if my child needed help and the neighbors child needed help equally, I would be very negligent to walk out on my child and go help the neighbor’s. I wish the neighbors child well, but my DUTY is to my child first. Demoncrats don’t care, it’s all about them and their power.

    • A politician with morals...on what planet?

    • amen but this admin supports other countries than our own it’s disgusting

  • Something is wrong when we should just accept $40B being spent without a breakdown of where it is going.

    • @The Arrow I’m not saying don’t help but they need to oversee the spending of the money and be more transparent

    • @Pandorae Eris yeah I’m sure none of it will go into the politicians friends pockets.

    • The international threat USA is dealing with and you only care about domestic, but if we let countries like Ukraine and Taiwan fall in hands of our enemies, that would damage USA immensely, Ukraine provides most wheat for the world, has tons of natural resources in black sea that Russia wants to take over which would mean if Russia has access to all of that, USA and Eruope will be even more dependant on Russians in future. Taiwan provides 92% of the world's semiconductor chips that US military uses as well (neither US or China have achieved this technology compared to Taiwan), Taiwan's economy is also very very important to US. If we lose access to Taiwan, then that would mean ALL OF OUR advanced military tech will be dependant on China. You have to be VERY simple headed to not understand the global threat America has been under, please stay away from geopolitics if you have zero comprehension of it. If America doesn't show support for their allies, then many of our current allies will open more ties with China and Russia in return giving them more power and cutting us off from international power.

  • He’s completely right too, no point in helping if it means your economy will collapse before a resolution happens anyway.

  • He’s completely right too, no point in helping if it means your economy will collapse before a resolution happens anyway.

  • I feel like the same thing is going to happen to Vietnams capital. The U.S. gives up, then the capitalists take the rest.

  • Thank you, senator Rand Paul!

  • Helping others at the expense of our children by burdening them with higher taxes is just INSANITY!

  • Well done Rand Paul 👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Americans first! Way to go senator rand Paul!!!

  • Thank you so much. Is it ridiculous to send that much money. We have so many of our own veterans here in the United States that desperately need help. We cannot be the worlds savior all of the time..

    • @Ivet Laru I never believed that load of shite. I protested against it. I wrote to my Congressman multiple times. I still believe the US invasion of Iraq was about a personal issue with Saddam and Bush. Chaney made millions of dollars due to his connection with Haliburton. I believe reparations are due to the people of Iraq. We can not change what happened but we can do our best to ensure it doesn't happen again.

  • THANK YOU MR. PAUL !!!

  • Agree 100% with Senator Paul

  • I support and agree with Rand Paul. Every single penny need to be accountable and need the receipt how they spend it.

    • Repent to Jesus Christ ““Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:25‬ ‭NIV‬‬ M

  • How much has the EU and UK contributed to their own security?

    • They're not tossing out billions like we are....Remember, this 40 billion is in addition to the other billions. This is beginning to feel like another transfer of wealth.

    • $1

    • The real question is how much have they paid Hunter...

    • @Colton Conner For a supposed British guy, your English is appalling.

    • @Andre Blanco of course I am been donating since it’s started we on this war together if we want to be in it or not Ukraine must win at all cost

  • Thank God for Rand Paul!

  • Those that want to give let it come out of their account… that way Ukraine can thank Nancy and fellow democrats for their personal contribution

  • THANK YOU SENATOR RAND PAUL.!! SHAME ON MCCONNEL !!! PLEASE RESIGN FROM OFFICE!!

  • THANK YOU RAND PAUL. At least we have one Republican in the Senate who understands they are there to represent the CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES

  • You should ask the American People what they want to do with their money 👍

    • @Naftul Zvi the war is not ending soon don't bring your hopes up.

    • They probably want to stop paying $5 a gallon for gasoline so maybe we should want this insane war to end sooner rather then later.

    • They do. They are called elections.

  • God bless Rand Paul!

  • Thank you so, so, so much Senator Paul!

    • @Fight Davenport lol, protesting! I work almost 90 hours a week! Do you spend time working, paying taxes? If so, you would agree that it is not fair, and so far we have no representation over sent aid. We can't keep sending billions in aid without knowing where the aid is actually going.

    • Did you spend time protesting and writing letters to your public officials to get this aid passed? Unanimous vote shouldn't have a 1 man blockage unless he's not representing his people. It's unlikely his constituents felt opposite of the rest fo us. It's not fair and it's not representation or democracy.

  • We Americans need the help thank you so much Mr Paul

    • Seriously… if was on the wealthy side of things I’d really just campaign for this man year round.. Someone with common sense is in government.

  • I don’t think I am a democrat anymore… put me in the independent category…

    • You're still responsible for everything you voted for. Your war, your gas prices, your food shortages.

    • Welcome to sanity. What changed your mind?

  • The policy should be "No Federal Balanced Budget Amendment:No Federal budget" as in a federal budget wouldn't be allowed to pass until an amendment gets added to the constitutions that mandated balanced budgets. The year 2001 was the last year the budget was balanced, so both parties are responsible for the inflation.

  • We need more Rand Pauls

  • God Bless Rand Paul!

  • Make sure that the big guy gets 10%

  • Good job Rand Paul. Thank you

  • Rand Paul is the only politician I know right now willing to save taxpayers' money by taking action. They're literally passing these bills like it was charities. Throwing money doesn't always solve problems.

    • So how is this "saving" taxpayer money, exactly? Do you know the GDP of the USA? I'd rather funnel my taxpayer's money into helping a country actively defend themselves from a massive threat, thanks. You and Paul deserve each other.

    • How exactly is he saving money, what bill has he introduced to protect the America tax payers??

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    • @N. Walker what facts over fiction? Enlighten us with you opinion

  • Sanity prevails in Mr. Paul. This has got to be one of the biggest heists in history

  • I feel like the same thing is going to happen to Vietnams capital. The U.S. gives up, then the capitalists take the rest.

  • "we can not save ukraine by dooming the US economy" these are the best words spoken by a republican I ever heard. "Always aid to the relief of your fellow man but not at the expense of your own" Inflation is out of control and people are being pushed into poverty. We need to wake up. After this year Im switching from Democrat to Independent and only vote for representatives that has our country first in mind. We are sending Billions already meanwhile we have and economy thats crumbling......invest in home first.

  • Rand you da man. It’s sad what is happening over there but not our problem whatsoever. Tbh I forget it’s even a thing most of the time. We have issues with supply chain issues, high gas prices, our border and they want to give our money away to some country. Ridiculous

  • Thank you senador Rand Paul, we need to focus on AID THE AMERICAN ECONOMY FIRST.

    • Farhan Keddah If the government cut back on the unchecked spending then there would be less inflation.

  • Rand .. one of a few voices of reason

  • Thank you Rand Paul and Josh Hawley!

  • God Bless Rand Paul!!!

  • THANK YOU RAND PAUL !!!!

  • Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Rand Paul. I never thought I'd say that. Finally a politician that puts America first.

    • @CierraSagacious Hitler would have given you a warm embrace for your kind words.

    • @CierraSagacious so chamberlain and his "peace" after munich conference never taught you well

    • @terry7893Russia is not going to attack any NATO countries. Urkaine is the only one at Russia's mercy. I feel like the sacrifice of Urkaine is more preferable than a nuclear World War 3.

  • Well done Rand Paul...thank you! In living in a trailer that the floor is rotting out and I have to use a hose through the window for water and our government is paying for war in other countries...🖕NO!

    • @N Solo Thank you...I loved welding...it was like walking around in a diamond...I miss it daily!

    • @beth98362 Then you are one of the very, very few who weld. Nevertheless, my sentiments remain.

    • @N Solo Not a sir I'm a woman and damn proud to be one!

    • @beth98362 You certainly do not have anything AT ALL to be ashamed of, my good man. I too started out as a tradesman. I did scaffolding and masonry right out of high school for a private company and used that to finance a software programming career. Blue collar men do not get the respect they deserve considering the back breaking work they do to feed their families which bolsters the physical infrastructure of this country. I'm truly am sorry you had to endure that mishap and thank you for your service. I pray you live the rest of your days pain and stress free. Best of wishes to you sir. 🤙🏾

  • I feel Ukraine's pain and my heart goes out them deeply but 40 billion is alot to give all at once yall are so fast to give 40 billion but give us the American people a hard time with relieve funds during the state of emergency covid pandemic it took weeks even months of fighting amongst each other to approve stimulus packages for assistance it wasn't fair at all but other countries besides the US can receive millions to billions in relieve funds with no problem ijs

    • Amen. So very true

  • I feel Ukraine's pain and my heart goes out them deeply but 40 billion is alot to give all at once yall are so fast to give 40 billion but give us the American people a hard time with relieve funds during the state of emergency covid pandemic it took weeks even months of fighting amongst each other to approve stimulus packages for assistance it wasn't fair at all but other countries besides the US can receive millions to billions in relieve funds with no problem ijs

  • Nice work to Rand Paul A true hero

  • Thank you..... please continue the good work...

  • @0:35 "We have a moral obligation to act swiftly." Then get out your own goddamn checkbook. You can't act morally with someone else's money. You do so by putting your money where you mouth is. After you donate from your own pocket then spend your time outside of work privately raising funds for the causes that you belief in. Moral obligations that are paid for with stolen or borrowed money is not moral. Nor is it moral to force someone to do what you think is right. His idea of morality is simply the ends justify the immoral means. If that is the case, Schummer, then how about the ends of saving this country for the long-term means that in the short-term to intermediate term government programs are cut as we work to spending no more than we take in, we simplify the tax code to a Fair Tax type program, and return the majority of what the federal government has take on as it role back to the states where it belongs.

  • Thank god for Paul!

  • Rand Paul takes after his dad so much. Wish one of them would get a shot at the presidency

  • Thank you please block it and don't don't send it, we have problems of our own

  • Forty plus billion? Is Schumer out of his ever loving mind? Let Schumer contribute if he desires, but he works for me and I'm voting him out come next election.

    • On top of the Billions we've already given them.

    • Just make DAMN SURE THEY DONT CHANGE YOUR VOTE

    • @Jeffrey Schwarz: wise decision.

  • We also have a moral obligation to the American citizens of this country too. Can you imagine what $40 BILLION dollars could do to help people buy groceries, pay for gas, pay bills, and rent? It's great that we as a country want to help other countries and I can guarantee that the majority of people here think that way. We HAVE to take care of ourselves in order to take care of others.

    • @Ed Dav yes its an excuse there's always a problem it's a forever goal to solve. Government needs to address multiple issues simultaneously not just specific ones you care for.

    • @Chilkat River THE HOMELESS NEED TO GET INTO DRUG TREAMENT.....

    • @jack Elder hope you feel better. By saying, “we have problem here” is not an excuse it is a fact that is why it is stated so much.

    • @Chilkat River I don’t see the problem when they take our taxes and do whatever the hell they want with them anyways

    • I'm sick of people saying "we've got problems here" as an excuse to refuse aid to others. 40 billion will do an immense amount of good for ukraine military but will barely affect anything just giving it to Americans in the hopes of change. It would be burned through in a week

  • How about we use $40 billion on things like BABY FOMULA , DRILLING FOR FOSSIL FUEL AGAIN , MINE COAL AGAIN , lowering fuel bills on the transportation industry so there aren't supply shortages , just to list a few

    • I completely agree.

  • I feel like the same thing is going to happen to Vietnams capital. The U.S. gives up, then the capitalists take the rest.

  • I feel like the same thing is going to happen to Vietnams capital. The U.S. gives up, then the capitalists take the rest.

  • Shumer should open his own wallet and give it to the ukrainian government.

    • Most citizens support sending aid to Ukraine. We have the largest GDP on Earth. We can afford to send 5% of our defense budget to Ukraine.

    • Bogdana v..........as well as their BILLIONARE president.

  • Thank you Rand!

  • Thankyou Ran Paul 👏🏽

  • Such a smart men. Good luck from Germany Mr. Paul! .👍🍀

  • 40BN for aids mean more RnD and Jobs. It fuels the economy. 40BN for housing homeless and med bills, gas subsidy etc means debts no one can payback!!

  • I'm glad it's blocked. We need help right here at home. Who's helping us?

    • Not the Republicans, maybe educate yourself on how your own country functions. Like how in any way would this aid package have any impact on any other spending the US would provide to itself? Spoiler: it wouldn't have any impact.

  • I LOST MY LIVELYHOOD WAITING ON GOVERNMENT TO HELP IN MY TIME OF NEED

    • @331SVTCobra YOUR NOT GOING TO DO IT'S WHY ARE YOU COMPLAINING

    • @331SVTCobra YOU SHOULD THANK THEM THEY WORK HARD TO GROW YOUR FOOD

    • And while you were waiting, fifteen thousand Mexicans jumped over a wall, walked across a desert, and took jobs that employers desperately needed filled, jobs for which no Americans applied. Since then the Mexicans have made tens of thousands of dollars, wired it back to Mexico, and returned home where they're now living like royalty. Tell us some more of what you did while you "waited on the government to help you".

  • Let Ukraine fight its own war

  • Thanks rand for your service

  • Thank you, Rand Paul,

  • Shout out to this guy a true American hero

  • Time to get some fresh oxygen in the system. I'm tired of seeing these extremely old people in office. Let's handle our own folks

  • We need to stop taking care of other countries

    • U.S Government should stop being a baby sitter