Senator Chris Coons Complains The U.S. State Dept. Not Spending Enough Money…

During a senate hearing today Democrat Senator Chris Coons complained to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the U.S. State Department is: a.) not spending enough money, and b.) not spending fast enough; on foreign aid to third world countries.

Coons was citing the previous Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Joe Biden who said: “show me your budget and I’ll show you your priorities“.  Secretary of State Tillerson took exception and explained how he looks at this differently.  The Trump administration is not spending oriented, they are results oriented.

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Tillerson: “The statement ‘show me your funding and I’ll show you your level of commitment,’ I do not agree with. Funding does not equal results.  Show me your results, and I’ll tell you your commitment. What are the results, and then I’ll tell you what I need to deliver on those results. Giving me a pot of money and suggesting that confirms our success and commitment is just simply—I have to take exception to that, I’ve never had that experience.”

Notice how Senator Coons is also expressing Deep State concerns about the changing dynamic of hiring within the State Department.  Coons even suggested that people should not be hired based on need to fill an existing position, but rather simply they have successfully completed training seminars in how to push globalist ideology through diplomacy.

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82 Responses to Senator Chris Coons Complains The U.S. State Dept. Not Spending Enough Money…

  1. Waco Bob says:

    If it weren’t for State Department the depraved, the retarded, and the corrupt would have difficulty finding employment outside Congress.

    Liked by 25 people

    • Mike says:

      Apparently Mr. Coons’ owners and renters are getting restless.

      Liked by 14 people

      • WSB says:

        US CoC has dictators to share with.

        Liked by 2 people

      • whoseyore says:

        I am sure he stands to get quite a bit of that money that he wants to go to Nigeria. It is so funny, I used to believe that government was real and money really went where it was supposed to.

        Liked by 4 people

      • carrie2 says:

        Coons is loony tunes but then his constituents just saw a name and he got elected because surely they don’t this buffoon empty-headed representation in Congress for them. Could they?

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      • Aguila2011 says:

        Yes! “Our job is to throw tax payer money away! You Sir, are not letting us do our job! Get with the program! Give us OUR money! Now!!! We want to look good in the eyes of the world even if it doesn’t do one bit of good for the little guy on the ground who is sick or starving. What the heck are you doing? We have a program here! Get with it!”

        “You what? Results? What is that? Our only metric is how much money we spend, don’t you see?? Let us do our job. And we give them a little, we give ourselves a little, the NGO’s get a lot, and so on and so on, and so on, till the next budget cycle when we have given it all away and we ask for an even bigger budget!!”

        “Come on Man! What is this “Results” business? We don’t understand that.” (sarc)

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    • Ned says:

      That’s why they become career politicians. No one else wants them. Don’t tell me he’s black and his color is what keeps him there. Or is it a disconnected white liberal in self hate mode and swimming in guilt using OUR TAX DOLLARS to have him’her feel better? BTW it;s BINARY for me – male and female and nothing legitimate in between.

      We need to STOP giving aid to terrorists and hostile countries towards the U.S..
      WHY are we aiding Palestine who uses that as martyr money for terrorist families?
      Foreign aid is WELFARE. Have them start straightening out their own country. We don’t have the money to give out like we used to. With 23 TRILLION in debt, the interest alone on that should stop giving out MORE money that we don’t have. Eventually countries will STOP buying our debt. Then what?

      Liked by 11 people

      • Did we EVER have a ton of $$ to throw around🤔? Our debt is absolutely shameful and disgusting.

        Our politicians make me sick.

        Liked by 6 people

      • carrie2 says:

        Way too many of those we elected/hired to do as we want need need to understand the money is ours and not Congress. We see no need, and I agree with many here, that it is our money to MAGA and not support some country whose leaders are living the high life and not doing anything for their people but want us to. Sorry, the bank is closed indefinitely, that is, until we get the Obama national debt back to a say 3 trillion. We are not your bank or your charity any more. We have wasted trillions over the years and yet never see any advancement to the borrowers and definitely will never repay us either.

        Liked by 3 people

    • bobby1122 says:

      You left out the perverted( Joe Biden)- coward Coons lets Joe feel up his daughter. https://youtu.be/M7rdb16k9JE

      Liked by 10 people

  2. aur1640 says:

    TRex is pulling the plug and Coons can drain with the rest of the swamp!! 👍😎

    Liked by 16 people

  3. Gnu and Improved says:

    Biden’s comment is evidence that he has never worked without being connected to the public teet. Business people like Trump and Rex expect results for their investment dollars, not a participation trophy.

    Liked by 26 people

  4. ginaswo says:

    President Reagan: The size of the federal budget is not an appropriate barometer of social conscience or charitable concern.” (Oct. 5, 1981)

    Liked by 16 people

  5. woohoowee says:

    It’s just like when Trump45 kept having to remind the clueless during the campaign that getting more for less dollars is a good thing.

    Hard to imagine this has to be pointed out to our self-appointed Betters, but it does.

    Liked by 13 people

  6. alliwantissometruth says:

    This sums up the democrats leadership & management capabilities perfectly, “As long as we’re throwing money at it, we’re doing our jobs. Results are secondary at best”

    How do we get Americans to understand who these people really are? How do we make them understand it’s their money they’re throwing away? How do we make them understand they’re all either completely incompetent, completely corrupt or both?

    It’s maddening that we allow this mindset in our halls of power

    Liked by 14 people

    • Tegan says:

      Same mentality in regard to education….just keep spending more per student, bigger and better facilities, more sports arenas, etc. surely the results will be better educated students….surely?

      Liked by 9 people

    • Running Fast says:

      We can’t make anyone do anything. There are a lot of people who are very happy with their little place, their little piece, their little thoughts.

      Point out to them that Facebook is feeding them socially engineered content = blasphemy!

      Tell them the MSM is blatantly lying to them daily = not my NBC Nightly News!

      Provide facts that demonstrate the direct correlation between media ownership of studios and the increase in overt propaganda in movies = but I like Kevin Spacy!

      Broadcast images of death and destruction from the hands of Islamic Extremists brought in as “refugees” = but they have no where else to go :(.

      You can’t fix stupid.

      Liked by 6 people

  7. Niagara Frontier says:

    Coon obviously misses the previous White House occupant. Obama was the one who believed that raining $400 million in cash on Iran would buy the U.S. some Iranian love. How’s that working out for the U.S.?

    Liked by 8 people

  8. C. Lowell says:

    Chris Coons, the Senator from the Deep State…

    Liked by 5 people

  9. litlbit2 says:

    I am so greatful that when the real Americans decided our new leader would be the people’s President, President Trump 2016, we placed a man capable of selecting the best representatives to represent the USA. The above article exposes how long it has taken to put intelligent Americans in power to give educational lessons to some very misguided senators.
    Therefore Mr. Coons your lesson for today, write it down! You are welcome.

    Liked by 9 people

  10. L. says:

    What did S. Coons mean by “diversity”? I won’t say what I think he meant, I hope I am 100% wrong. Can someone explain who has more understanding than I?

    Liked by 3 people

    • WSB says:

      I would really like to know more as well. It sounds as though this is a person of color booster class American taxpayers are paying for because the public schools we are paying for are not teaching basic skills.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Old Lady says:

        Many years ago I know of one public school history teacher who taught World War 11. That’s right, World War Eleven. I think its probably worse by now.

        Liked by 5 people

      • Shadrach says:

        Yeah, and this is going to be hard to deal with. Anyone who believes a “booster class” will raise their level of expertise to par with their peers raise their hands…….

        They need to find a way to improve teaching to (or the learning of) persons of color. Else they’ll always be behind, and hiring people who are manifestly less capable because of “diversity” makes everyone else that all persons of color are less capable….and are only in their jobs because of “diversity.” It’s an ugly cycle, and it needs to be broken.

        I don’t think persons of color realize (in general, I’m sure there are instances where they know) that they are behind, or have any idea exactly how far they are behind. If they knew this, they would be pissed off and maybe do something about it. But we are all too PC to tell them. It really sucks.

        Liked by 3 people

        • nimrodman says:

          Schools will improve when we stop treating the teaching profession as a make-work dumping ground for failed adults:

          “… results of a competency test given to applicants for teaching positions in Pinellas County, Florida (which includes St. Petersburg and Clearwater), cited in Time, June 16, 1980.

          “To pass this grueling examination, an applicant had to be able to read at the tenth-grade level and do arithmetic at the eighth-grade level.

          “Though they all held B.A.’s, 25 percent of the whites and 79 percent of the blacks failed. Similar statistics exist for other places.

          Walter Williams, Catholics, the Projects, and Schooling for Blacks: Something is Wrong Somewhere – Fred on Everything

          http://fredoneverything.org/the-racism-racket-in-the-schools/

          Liked by 2 people

          • carrie2 says:

            You have to be kidding teaching with such a low level of what we learned in reading, writing and math? Glad I don’t teach any more because I would probably be fired to truly teaching what a student needs to learn. And then they wonder why we hire others from other countries and can’t understand because of the fed owned educational systems and the teacher unions to dumb down as many students as possible because then they are easily handled, and we have seen that with the foul language, spelling, etc. in the protesters. They haven’t a clue and wonder why they don’t get that $60+ K salary with a degree. I know I was assessed to teach at university level and my university hired me to teach business to the Freshman students. I even earned a life-time teaching certification because when I was in school and my parents pushed education, we had to pay attention, be respectful to the teacher, keep quiet, and know and do our lessons so we could pass our tests every week and we had spelling bees, whereas today so many can’t spell a darn thing, can’t add 2+2=4 except on a cellphone (even tho I had a classmate in my Master’s Chinese Med class that came up with having to charge a patient $2K per treatment while I and the presenter just shook our heads at the empty heads in the classroom). Children start school at age 3 in China and encouraged to do well, while our at age 20 are dumber than dirt. Teachers are well educated cannot teach education to anyone at any age!

            Liked by 1 person

          • kp3ace says:

            I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of Sal Khan (Khan Academy). He opened a school in California. We need more schools like this.

            Like

        • WSB says:

          It does really suck for everyone.

          Like

    • dannz says:

      Mark Steyn believes that ‘diversity’ is where cultures go to die.

      Liked by 4 people

    • KBR says:

      Perhaps he means diverse jihadi Moslem Sharia groups and illegal alien “Hispanics” who cannot speak English: b/c the leftists think the USA should be represented by their perverse current favorite diverse “groups.”

      “Diversity=divide the USA into a thousand pieces”

      Liked by 5 people

  11. Lunatic Fringe says:

    Results!?! You come hero Washington DC and as about results? What next, fairies and flying frogs?

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Orygun says:

    I watched the liberals version of fixing problems by just throwing money at it first hand with the Feds doling money out to the Indians on the nearby reservation where I lived as a kid. The end result was a huge amount of Indians being addicted to drugs because every drug dealer in America showed up as soon as they heard the Indians were going to get money.

    Some of the local lawyers were convicted of embezzling money from the trust accounts and generally it was a terrible thing to do. I watched friends drink themselves to death or die in car crashes and it created a group dependent on the Feds which was probably the goal in the first place.
    Throwing money at people to make yourself feel good is a totally irresponsible act.

    Liked by 17 people

  13. cbjoasurf says:

    My question is when is Coons up for reelection and what do we as conservative deplorables have to do to make sure he goes down the swamp drain.

    Keeping in mind that the Democrap, Leftist, Globalist position would be do “whatever” it takes to make sure he isn’t reelected.

    Liked by 3 people

    • WSB says:

      Coons was reelected in 2014, so not for awhile. Interestingly, Wikipoo says he worked on the Reagan campaign but then switched to the Demorat Party some time later.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. starfcker says:

    This is why it’s important to have big boys in these positions. Tillerson (to paraphrase) “everything in the way you approach things, mr coons, is nonsense. Now go to your room”

    Liked by 8 people

  15. bobby1122 says:

    How the coward Coons can use pervert Joe Biden’s name after C-SPAN shows Biden feeling up Coons daughter. and many other little children. Sen. Jeff Sessions smacked Biden’s hand away from one of Biden’s attempts. https://youtu.be/M7rdb16k9JE

    Liked by 6 people

  16. Alison says:

    Let’s remind those crooks whose money they are spending.

    Thank God for T-Rex!

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Pray for Our Country & Our Presdient. With people like this in charge…we are in trouble! They need to get out into the real world and spend a week getting their hands dirty and do some real work. Maybe doing a job that takes some real skills and not just elitist sitting on their a$$e$ acting like they are king. Get a real damn job!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Remember Folks…
    President Trump said..
    CUT the Financing Off, Well cut the head of the snake that is Terrorism… He wasn’t just pointing out Qatar..
    He probably ALSO meant “Deep State” Operations also Financed by OUR OWN .Gov.. 😉
    Hence the State Dept.. “Whining” (Sen Coons)…
    Funding is drying up folks..
    #Winning

    Liked by 5 people

  19. Pam says:

    Just throwing $$$$ at something doesn’t mean things improve. Just remember what has happened to our education system here in the U.S. prior to POTUS. It had been an absolute disaster but I think POTUS and Betsy Devos are committed to changing it just like T-Rex is committed to changing how things are done at the State Department. We have no business throwing $$$$ at countries who hate us by sponsoring terrorism.

    Liked by 6 people

  20. MOA says:

    ‘show me your funding and I’ll show you your level of commitment,’ from Biden sums up the big picture for the left….the cultural neo marxists if you will….they are about “seeming”, about virtue signalling, and “the narrative”. Results don’t matter as long as their ideology is sustained.

    Perhaps the world’s most deliberately useless activity is throwing failed dollar after failed dollar at the “education” system. That is merely code for “teacher’s salaries”. Rigorous quality is their enemy, it interferes with their mission of engineering political consent from the kiddies.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Old Lady says:

      I think what Biden actually meant was show me YOUR funding and I’ll show you MY commitment.

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    • John Denney says:

      Funding is roughly $10,000 per kid per school year, so a classroom of 20 kids represents $200,000 of taxpayer money for the year.
      How much of that does the teacher get? Where does the rest go?

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  21. anthohmy says:

    So the longer Congress obstructs, the more money gets impounded?

    Poetic.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. A2 says:

    Coons quoting Biden. What a sorry, but deliciously funny moment.

    Coons must be blind and deaf. He didn’t see T Rex bearing down, nor the rolling thunder.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. R-C says:

    Thankfully, FOOLS like Coons are not in control of our State Department any longer.

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Disgusted says:

    What Hearing was this? Why was it necessary? Who set the agenda for this total loser to sit there in front of cameras and a microphone to waste T-Rex’ time with his stupidity? Coons from Delaware mentions another loser or two as well. He mentioned “McCain” plus that tiny little dandy from Tennessee. And he found ways to insert some trigger warning words among his other meaningless words:”bipartison”, “diversity”. “aid”. “starvation”, “CONCERN” etc. Grandstanding at it’s most annoying, with the goal of earning himself some recognition [as they all want to do]. I’ll recognise you, and from now on avoid hearing your silly concerns forever, now that I know your name. YUCK! T-Rex handled this masterfully! He could not have given a more wonderful response!

    Liked by 3 people

    • whoseyore says:

      Something else – what are these Senators doing traveling the world? He and Corker to Uganda and he and McCain to Vietnam. We have a Secretary of State and frankly I am sick of this Senate and Congress wasting our tax money with travel and fake hearings. I don’t even think that they know why they were elected any more. They don’t work with the President on his agenda one bit, but everyday they have Leakers who were the head of the FBI come in and totally disrespect and trash our President and his cabinet. Then our AG comes in and they utterly disrespect him and try to make him out to look like a criminal when all of the real criminals are being made out to look like heros.

      WHO ELSE IS SICK OF THIS CHARADE?

      Liked by 4 people

      • kp3ace says:

        Too bad we couldn’t get some news organization, Sean Hannity, or blog to have a weekly “support this initiative”. Get it on social media! Facebook, Twitter, etc. Start with term limits, add limits to lobbying, etc.

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  25. anthohmy says:

    Who were the eight people who filled out Hillary’s paperwork?

    Liked by 2 people

  26. TwoLaine says:

    This is how ALL of the budget hearings go. They all complain, and/or demand point blank “Are you keeping MY pet project?” USUALLY it’s in another country, and regardless, it’s also usually frivolous.

    Listening to them makes you sad that they don’t care for their own people, the ones they ACTUALLY REPRESENT, half as much as people they don’t know in some other country. But then again, it allows them an excuse to travel on your dime too. They are always saying, “I just got back from and … gimme, gimme, gimme”.

    The Cabinet appointment hearings all go like this too. What Can You Do For Me?

    Liked by 4 people

    • WSB says:

      Poor T-Rex in his confirmation hearing endured some female senator screaming that he needed to retain the women’s aid program…helping women of other countries when our own have enough problems. Why are our taxes going towards that?

      Liked by 3 people

      • TwoLaine says:

        100%. And why are they going to Planned Parenthood? I tho’t ObamaCare was the be all end all in modern healthcare. How many hospitals are we funding to rip us off?

        I tho’t ILLary & Slick Willie were saving women in other countries with their Corrupt Clinton INC operations.

        Liked by 2 people

  27. WSB says:

    Ha! Coons really stepped in this one, didn’t he…

    Liked by 2 people

  28. MOA says:

    Maybe the biggest corruption of the budget from a large list corruptions is the attaching of funding for a Senator’s hometown freeway interchange to, say, a bill funding defence purchases.

    This sort of blatant corruption of public spending legislation happens nowhere else in the Anglosphere. It is not allowed.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. MaineCoon says:

    Thank you Coons for confirming that SoS TRex gets an A+ for fulfilling PTrump’s campaign promise = MAGA = putting USA First!

    (these guys really don’t know how stupid they sound to we the people)

    Liked by 1 person

  30. fedback says:

    Senator Goons looks perplexed when Tillerson tells him that he is results oriented, not spending oriented.
    Clearly a term that Senator Goons is not familiar with

    Liked by 2 people

  31. booger71 says:

    New State Department recruit taking his test

    Like

  32. Piggy says:

    I worked with the State Department and it’s one of the most wasteful things I’ve ever seen. Embassies have hundreds of people looking for the end of the Internet all day. Waste money on unecessary crap and quick to dish it out cash to any foreign national that has “information.” State should be cut in half.

    A lot of American employees are self loathing and no different than the crazies running around at the protests. I would classify most State employees as Marxist. The foreign employees at the embassies mostly love everything American and worked hard. Total bizarro world.

    Liked by 5 people

  33. Paul Killinger says:

    I recall reading our State Dept actually funded training programs in foreign nations preparing their citizens to assume the EXISTING JOBS of American workers IN OUR COUNTRY under the auspices of our H-1 Visa programs.

    If true, this practice should be immediately defunded, and the names of everyone involved widely disseminated. I would ask that the Congress investigate, except they aren’t known for doing such a good job of investigating THEMSELVES!

    Liked by 2 people

  34. nuthinmuffin says:

    like obama, coons has never run anything. they just blabber. think about the utter preposterousness
    of this now nothing dweeb challengeng a coo that ran a multinational corporation. i’m just floored…go t rex!

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  35. Gil says:

    This whole era is over. Done. Finito. New wolverines in town. Get used to it coons.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. Brant says:

    Congress proves every day the Upton Sinclair quote, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”

    Liked by 2 people

  37. M.A. says:

    TRex is one of God’s many gifts to President Trump and the American People!

    Like

  38. Oncefired says:

    Really makes you Wonder how these People get Elected!

    Like

  39. bkrg2 says:

    I love watching T-Rex eviscerate these swamp animals with the precision of a veterinary surgeon

    Liked by 2 people

  40. Canoebuilder says:

    I love the way T-Rex and the complete Trump administration are handling themselves. For too many years the mentality was to throw money at a problem (flush it away) and hope for results. Now we have people in control of the power (and the money) that realize what can be accomplished with it.

    Liked by 1 person

  41. Aguila2011 says:

    T-Rex! You are the Man!

    You show these douche bags that in the real world, results are what matter. Everyone knows that liberals run on “good intentions” but that costs money, and any good steward/manager of other people’s money always considers the “return” on the investment. But the Left only consider “virtue signaling” enough of a return no matter the cost. It is a cheap way to be free of “responsibility” and “accountability.”

    Keep giving them hell and God bless you.

    Like

  42. Buck Turgidson says:

    We are $20T in debt — and this stupid fukwit wants us to spend and give away more money to foreign countries. Good grief, I am going to bang my head on my desk 500 times. Why does he not liquidate all of his assets and give them away to a foreign country, now, today, if this needs to be done? How about showing some leadership? Have these people never stepped outside of their wealthy liberal bubble and even worked up a sweat or got any dirt under their fingernails? Travel to small town America you stupid liberal — people in this country are in a world of financial hurt and the job market sucks.

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