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    U.S. moves toward formal cut off of aid to Honduras

    U.S. State Department staff have recommended that the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya be declared a “military coup,” a U.S. official said on Thursday, a step that could cut off as much as $150 million in U.S. funding to the impoverished Central American nation.

    The official, who spoke on condition he not be named, said State Department staff had made such a recommendation to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has yet to make a decision on the matter although one was likely soon.

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    I have no problem with cutting off aid to Honduras because a country with an $11 trillion debt has no damn business handing out money to anyone. The reason the Obama Administration is moving towards this, however, is completely asinine and an outright lie. Zelaya was not deposed by a coup. He was democratically and constitutionally removed from office by a unanimous vote of the congress. Every member of his own party voted in favor of removal for God’s sake.

    This action doesn’t surprise me in the least however, given Obama’s liking of socialists and radical Marxists around the world.

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    Re: U.S. moves toward formal cut off of aid to Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Tase Me Bro View Post
    I have no problem with cutting off aid to Honduras because a country with an $11 trillion debt has no damn business handing out money to anyone. The reason the Obama Administration is moving towards this, however, is completely asinine and an outright lie. Zelaya was not deposed by a coup. He was democratically and constitutionally removed from office by a unanimous vote of the congress. Every member of his own party voted in favor of removal for God’s sake.

    This action doesn’t surprise me in the least however, given Obama’s liking of socialists and radical Marxists around the world.
    Agreed. Our government shouldnt be sending aid to anyone period. It should be left to the people to help if they wish but our government should never tax us amd to send that money to others.

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    Re: U.S. moves toward formal cut off of aid to Honduras

    The whole World condemned the coup. The military raided his his house and flew him out of the Country in his pajamas.

    Only in bizzaro wingnut world is that legal and Constitutional.

    Every tin pot dictator claims his actions are legal and Constitutional. Only those who do not respect the Rule of Law (like the right wing in America) support illegality and assaults on Democracy.

    This is what you call having no principles.

    The Right in America's only guide in taking sides is to ask, ....Who's on the Left and who's on the Right? In this case it was the Left being denied justice so they are just fine with that as long as the Right benefits.

    This is how low the GOP has debased themselves.
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    Re: U.S. moves toward formal cut off of aid to Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Tase Me Bro View Post
    I have no problem with cutting off aid to Honduras because a country with an $11 trillion debt has no damn business handing out money to anyone. The reason the Obama Administration is moving towards this, however, is completely asinine and an outright lie. Zelaya was not deposed by a coup. He was democratically and constitutionally removed from office by a unanimous vote of the congress. Every member of his own party voted in favor of removal for God’s sake.

    This action doesn’t surprise me in the least however, given Obama’s liking of socialists and radical Marxists around the world.
    Well if these people are so democratic why has there been such a heavy crackdown on the opossition?

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    Re: U.S. moves toward formal cut off of aid to Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    Only in bizzaro wingnut world is that legal and Constitutional.

    Every tin pot dictator claims his actions are legal and Constitutional. Only those who do not respect the Rule of Law (like the right wing in America) support illegality and assaults on Democracy.
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    Re: U.S. moves toward formal cut off of aid to Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Tase Me Bro View Post
    I have no problem with cutting off aid to Honduras because a country with an $11 trillion debt has no damn business handing out money to anyone. The reason the Obama Administration is moving towards this, however, is completely asinine and an outright lie. Zelaya was not deposed by a coup. He was democratically and constitutionally removed from office by a unanimous vote of the congress. Every member of his own party voted in favor of removal for God’s sake.

    This action doesn’t surprise me in the least however, given Obama’s liking of socialists and radical Marxists around the world.
    Obama is turning into what I feared, i wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt but he trully is a Liberal lapdog.


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    Re: U.S. moves toward formal cut off of aid to Honduras

    Maybe we can start cutting off foreign aid to other countries too.
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    Re: U.S. moves toward formal cut off of aid to Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    The whole World condemned the coup. The military raided his his house and flew him out of the Country in his pajamas.

    Only in bizzaro wingnut world is that legal and Constitutional.

    Every tin pot dictator claims his actions are legal and Constitutional. Only those who do not respect the Rule of Law (like the right wing in America) support illegality and assaults on Democracy.

    This is what you call having no principles.

    The Right in America's only guide in taking sides is to ask, ....Who's on the Left and who's on the Right? In this case it was the Left being denied justice so they are just fine with that as long as the Right benefits.

    This is how low the GOP has debased themselves.
    You are off course. What does this have to do with the GOP or any other American?
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    Re: U.S. moves toward formal cut off of aid to Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Well if these people are so democratic why has there been such a heavy crackdown on the opossition?
    Are you talking about Honduras or Venezuela??

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    Re: U.S. moves toward formal cut off of aid to Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Maybe we can start cutting off foreign aid to other countries too.
    Yea that 0.1% of GDP is really hurting aint it? And the fact that US aid has fallen in % of GDP by over half the last 10 years dont matter either right?

    But where should you start.....
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