The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee added nearly $35 billion in last-minute emergency spending to its fiscal year 2025 spending bills, prompting harsh criticism from U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) for wasting taxpayer dollars by spending money the government doesn’t have.

“Ever since I've been here, it's nothing but spend, spend, spend. It's not just Democrats. It's the RINO Republicans. It's the neocons that want to fight all these wars,” Tuberville said Monday on Newsmax. “And now all of a sudden we come up with, oh, we need $30 or $40 billion more dollars because it's a crisis. Where are they coming up with this? We can't get an audit on anything. As you just said, we hadn't had an audit in many years from the Defense Department. They can't find where half this money goes.”

Tuberville said the government’s money-printing habit has gotten far out of control while it also borrows and lends money to foreign adversaries.

“We're printing … $80,000 a second right now that we don't have, that we're borrowing from China to send money to Ukraine to fight against Russia. China's funding Russia. I mean, it just goes in a circle up here where all this money goes,” he said.

Tuberville listed several failed Democrat initiatives that have done little more than drive up America’s debt.

“When I first got here, we spent like $4 or $5 trillion on ridiculous stuff. Now, the first one was the CARES Act; I think the Democrats just wanted to spend. So, they got $1.5 trillion to pay off all the governors and mayors across the country. They were dead broke because all these Democrats, they can't run a city, they can't run a state, and so you got to bail them out."

He continued, “So they did that. Then we turn around, we do a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Wait a minute. I'm all for that, but I'm not going to vote for it if it's going to go to climate change and other countries, it's going to go to the things like EV subsidize and EV cars. So we passed this $1.2 trillion three years ago, we still got potholes on every damn road out here. The bridges hadn't been worked on, where did the $1.2 trillion go then? We go to 240 billion for a CHIPS Act. Okay, we need better chips because Taiwan's in trouble. Yeah, we need to make sure we cover for that. But here's what they do. We give money to Intel and Microsoft. Wait a minute. They're worth more than we are in the federal government. These companies have billions of dollars, but we're going to give them more money. Chuck Schumer put $50 billion in a New York, computer chip company that, by the way, was backed by either Microsoft or Intel. It's all a game. It's all money flushed down the drain. If we're going to do that, let's start some new manufacturing chip plants across the country that employ different people, that give the American people an opportunity to build from the ground up. But we give it to the big boys. We give it to people who already got the money.”

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