Politics

Rand Paul: Democrats ‘Couldn’t Run A 7-Eleven, Much Less The Government’

On Thursday, Republican Sen. Rand Paul slammed the Democrats’ spending bill for “bankrupting” our country, and their overall incompetence proves they “couldn’t run a 7-Eleven” convenience store “much less the government.”

Paul made his comments on Fox Business’s  “Mornings with Maria.”

RELATED: No Plans For Biden To Visit Waukesha After Parade Massacre – Visit Would ‘Require A Lot Of Assets’

Sen. Paul On Debt Ceiling: ‘The Democrats are incompetent and haven’t brought it forward’

Paul was addressing Republican threats to shutdown the government shutdown over vaccine mandates if the current legislation doesn’t pass.

“When we passed the last spending bill in September, we knew this date was coming,” Paul said. “The Democrats have done nothing. They’ve not introduced a spending bill, and I don’t even think it’s passed the House yet… they’re going to do it on the last day.”

Paul continued, “Well, things in the Senate take about a week to pass, and that’s the normal procedure around here… that includes amendments. If they want to force it through with no amendments and they want to do it in a short period of time, they have to have unanimous consent.”

“Well, a lot of us don’t consent, Paul said, adding, “Just because the Democrats are incompetent and haven’t brought it forward that we should speed up time to let them spend more money that is bankrupting our country.”

The libertarian-leaning senator then brought up the looming debt ceiling.

“The debt ceiling is the same way; we move the debt ceiling back two months, about a month ago or so, it’s going to be coming up in the next week or two,” Paul said.

RELATED: Pollster To Democrat Candidates In 2022: ‘We Have A Problem,’ Could Lose ‘A Ton Of Races’

Paul: ‘These people couldn’t run a 7-Eleven, much less the government’

He continued, “They’ve had plenty of time to go to committee, to do all the things they need to do to do it through reconciliation. Instead, they’re going to wait to the last minute and ask people like me, who are dead set against raising the debt ceiling, like, say, ‘Oh, can you pretty, pretty please speed it up and let only Democrats pass this?’”

“No. If they want to raise the debt ceiling, they ought to do it,” Paul insisted. “They’ve had plenty of time to do it. This is all on Democrats, it’s their incompetence in getting anything done.”

Paul then added, “These people couldn’t run a 7-Eleven, much less the government.”

 

Now is the time to support and share the sources you trust.
The Political Insider ranks #15 on Feedspot’s “Top 70 Conservative Political Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2021.” 

 

John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

Recent Posts

What Biden’s Tanking Approval Rating Means For The Midterms

By Sean Trende for RealClearPolitics Quinnipiac University released its latest survey Thursday inquiring about President Biden’s…

58 mins ago

New Republican VA Attorney General Announces Major Investigations Immediately After Taking Office

By Dr. Derek Ellerman Virginia's newly-sworn in Republican attorney general, Jason Miyares - who happens…

2 hours ago

48% Of Democrats Support Fines Or Prison Time For Those Questioning Vaccines

A new poll shows 48 percent of Democrat voters support fines or prison time for…

3 hours ago

The Real Zombie Apocalypse Is Here

By Dr. Derek Ellerman for Free The People When the great zombie epidemic finally came,…

3 hours ago

Surprise! Lawmakers Seeking More Pandemic Spending Ignore Already Available Funds

By Matt Weidinger for RealClearPolicy Fresh off their holiday break, federal lawmakers are beginning to…

3 hours ago

Fauci’s Retirement Package Will Cost Taxpayers Over $350,000 Per Year – Highest In Federal History

By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy When Dr. Fauci decides to retire, his federal pension and…

3 hours ago