Rand Paul gets a vote on Ending Foreign AidSubmitted by radiofriendly on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 16:05
No surprise, the bill failed tonight by a vote of 81 to 10.
Results of the vote: http://iroots.org/2012/09/22/us-senate-votes-to-continue-for...
Will you vote for a senator who supports continued foreign aid without limits?
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As of 4:25pm, Senator Rand Paul gave another epic speech in opposition to further sanctions on Iran and in favor of cutting off foreign aid. The Senator moved beyond his past more populist rhetoric to point out that foreign aid often does the opposite of what its supporters claim. He pointed out that anger in the Middle East is often tied to our support of oppressive regimes.
One quote out of many...
"The other side is arguing that without foreign aid, we will have war. I'm arguing that with foreign aid we will have war."
The Senate is expected to vote by midnight on his bill on ending foreign aid.
ACTIVISM ALERT: Please contact your Senators right now and urge them to support his bill (S. 3576).
Call your Senator’s office here: 202-224-3121
More contact info: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_c...
Rand Paul's one hour filibuster from earlier today:
Rand Paul's second speech: