John Stewart: Rand Paul Wants To Balance The Budget On Backs Of 9/11’s Heroes
Weeks after testifying before Congress on behalf of 9/11 first responders, comedian and advocate Jon Stewart appeared on Fox News to blast Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) for blocking unanimous consent on the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
"Pardon me if I'm not impressed in any way by Rand Paul's fiscal responsibility virtue signaling,” Stewart began, before unloading on the Republican senator’s hypocritical support for the 2017 tax cuts.
“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 9/11 first responder community.”
Stewart went on to lament that as a society, the United States has not stood up “for the people who have always stood up for us,” and called the Republican’s objection "absolutely outrageous" and "an abomination."