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Jon Stewart “You know, there’s all kinds of reasons why Republicans believe domestic spending is folly.”

Sen John Cornyn (R-TX) Jan 29, 2014 “Big Government doesn’t work.”

Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL) Feb 17, 2014 “massive government spending, particularly debt spending, is not the solution.”

Sen Bob Portman (R-OH) Feb 9, 2014 “the last thing we want to do is add to the debt and deficit.”

Sen Ron Johnson (R-WI) June 6, 2014 “negative unintended consequences of our good intentions..”

Sen Mitch McConnell (R-TN) Dec 1, 2009 “The rampant waste, fraud and abuse.”

Rubio Oct 11, 2013 “we need to make sure our government programs encourage work, not dependence.”

Sen Jeff Sessions (R-AL) April 1, 2014 “For our policy cannot be to simply relegate more and more of our citizens to dependence on the government.”

Stewart “By the way, has out of control government spending had the same corrupting effect on non-Americans?”

Pres. George W Bush September 9, 2008 “America’s goal in Iraq was to help the Iraqi people build a democratic nation that can govern itself.”

Sen Roy Blunt (R-MO) Feb 17, 2011 “create a real democracy for people who want it.”

Bush “…help Afghans begin to build a new democracy….build their economy, and provide basic services and expand health care as well as open up schools.”

Rep Louie Gohmert (R-TX) “..and allowing for freedom to spread around the world.”

Stewart “So basically, when we give other countries government assistance, they handle it great, but when we get it ourselves, we bleep it all up.  Why is it you don’t seem to care about unintended consequences, waste, fraud, abuse and cultural dependency when it comes to the unlimited checkbook we have for foreign military adventures?”

McConnell “Of course the war has been costly, but we have been protected from attack here at home.”

Stewart “Putting aside the questionable contention that the wars in Iraq have kept us safe here at home, you do know terrorism isn’t the only thing Americans would like to be protected from?”

Reporter 1 “The American Society of Civil Engineers gives America’s crumbling infrastructure a D+”

Reporter 2 “The VA says at least 23 people have died waiting for care.”

Reporter 3 “Fifty million Americans, living below the federal poverty line.”

Reporter 4 “Temperatures could go up by 9 degrees this century and sea levels could rise an extra 10 to 21 inches.”

Reporter 5 “30 Americans die from gun violence in this country every single day.”

Stewart “But, none of it is terrorism, right?  “Cause, then we’d have to do something about it.  If there was one man who embodied the ethos of the Republican party, in this regard, I’d have to say it’s our old friend Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, never met a war appropriations bill he didn’t like, happy to spend the money overseas.”

Sessions March 17, 2013 “We made a commitment to our troops…and they’re prepared to put their lives at stake for us, and I don’t think there ought to be the slightest suggestion in any way, that we’re not going to honor that commitment.”

Stewart “Who do I make the check out to sir?  And of course, he’s not too worried about how it’s going to work out.”

Reporter talking to Sessions Dec 14, 2005 “So you have faith that the cost of this war in casualties and the cost of like a half a trillion dollars…and risks in terms of people in the world not liking what we’re doing, which is fairly obvious..is all worth it, because if we do fail, things fail, and we come home, and after we come home it fails over there, they go back to some military coup, isn’t that a danger that we can’t change the course of a country if we’re only going to be there for a limited amount of time?”

Sessions “Well, I don’t believe that’s going to happen.”

Stewart “Oh, he doesn’t believe it.  What?  Unlimited money to go over there, I don’t think anything bad is going to happen, well how about spending some money on cleaning up the mess you made here at home for the veterans?”

Sessions Jun 11, 2014 “We need to resist the temptation to create more entitlements and more entitlements which is one of the reasons that we’re heading recklessly to a fiscal crisis… but I don’t think we should create a blank check, and unlimited entitlement program now.”

Stewart “I’m worried.  I’m really worried about the Republicans.  Their inability to wean themselves off military intervention.  They have, a culture of defendency, if you will, and I believe it’s turned them all into warfare queens.  And, I think we need to cut them off, for their own good.”




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