Rand Paul: It's Time The US Stopped Being "The Sugar Daddy Of The Entire World"

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by Tyler Durden
Saturday, Jan 27, 2024 - 07:00 PM

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GOP Senator Rand Paul has called for the United States to stop paying for everything on the globe at the expense of its own people, asking “When did we become the sugar daddy of the world?”

Speaking with Fox Business on yet another upcoming funding bill for Ukraine, Paul noted “there’s going to be $11 billion dollars worth of ‘humanitarian assistance,’ some of that goes to Ukraine, but some of it is going to Gaza. It’s not clear exactly how much is going to the Palestinians, but it is sort of bizarre that we fund both sides of every war.”

He continued, “They’re going to expect us to clean up, repair Ukraine when it is done being destroyed. The same with Gaza. Gaza is being destroyed but who is going to pay for it? They expect to us pay for it. I don’t want a penny going to Hamas or any of these people.”

“I have great sympathy for those living in Gaza and the mess they are in, and I wish it would stop. But I don’t think we should always have to pay for everything,” Paul urged.

The Senator added, “It is a history of both parties, really, frankly over decades, funding both sides of every war. Once war is over, we say we will pay to clean it up. No. It is a problem. It is sort of the opposite of the philosophy of some from the liberty wing of the party.”

“We don’t need to have 1,500 troops in Niger, Africa, or troops in Somalia. We frankly don’t need like 800 troops spread out throughout Syria, where they are basically just targets for different terrorists,” Paul continued, noting “These are the discussions we should have, but still the majority of Republicans and Democrats want troops everywhere, our hands in everything.”

We also don’t have money for it anymore because we are running a $1.5 trillion deficit, we borrowed a trillion dollars just in the last three months. It is out of control and some of it has to do with foreign expenditures. We gotta think about what is going on at home,” Paul further warned.


Paul’s latest comments come after he told Tucker Carlson “Half of my Republican caucus is, as we speak, ready to sell out, and they’re ready to sell out fake border reform in exchange for what they really want, which is to send more of your tax dollars to Ukraine.”

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