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    Denied: Congress Cuts Off Kerry From Giving Egypt More Foreign Aid.....

    Funding less-than-friendly foreign governments is probably the last thing the “Brokest Nation in History” should be doing with its taxpayer dollars. Nonetheless, before Congress stopped him, our illustrious secretary of state went rogue and offered Egypt hundreds of millions of dollars more in foreign aid than he was legally authorized to deliver. Fortunately, that idea was quickly nipped in the bud:



    “This is not the aid package that the administration wanted to announce,” Royce told The Hill. The administration wanted to release a “larger sum,” but bowed to the wishes of Royce's committee as well as congressional appropriators, he said.

    Royce wouldn't say how much Kerry had hoped to announce, but the State Department has been pressing Congress to greenlight $450 million in direct aid since last fall.

    Charles Krauthammer addressed this very issue in his latest column. As it happens, Dr. K supports giving foreign aid to Egypt -- under certain conditions, of course -- but believes Secretary Kerry is in desperate need of a lesson in diplomacy:

    That’s where Kerry committed his mistake. Not in trying to use dollar diplomacy to leverage Egyptian behavior, but by exercising that leverage almost exclusively for economic, rather than political, reform.

    "Kerry’s major objective was getting Morsi to apply for a $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund. Considering that some of this $4.8 billion ultimately comes from us, there’s a certain comic circularity to this demand. What kind of concession is it when a foreign government is coerced into . . . taking yet more of our money?"

    We have no particular stake in Egypt’s economy. Our stake is in its politics. Yes, we would like to see a strong economy. But in a country ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood?.....snip~

    Denied: Congress Cuts Off Kerry From Giving Egypt More Foreign Aid - Daniel Doherty

    Well at least The Appropriations committee got Team Obama to go with less than they wanted to, in giving that money to Egypt. Although I disagree with Krauthammer on the issue of giving them money all based on the issue of Fair and free Elections and if they amend their Constitution.

    Yet another Admittance as to wanting to spend more while all the Talk of the Sequester and the Pain it is going to bring us.

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    Re: Denied: Congress Cuts Off Kerry From Giving Egypt More Foreign Aid.....

    Firstly, we are not the "brokest nation in history"

    Secondly, I can't believe Congress actually did something.

    Thirdly, your source is a right wing blog

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    Re: Denied: Congress Cuts Off Kerry From Giving Egypt More Foreign Aid.....

    Why are we trying to buy governmental compliance from a nation that hates us? Timing is everything, and this ain't the time.

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    Re: Denied: Congress Cuts Off Kerry From Giving Egypt More Foreign Aid.....

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Why are we trying to buy governmental compliance from a nation that hates us? Timing is everything, and this ain't the time.

    (Rhetorical question)
    And it ain't ever gonna be time.
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    Re: Denied: Congress Cuts Off Kerry From Giving Egypt More Foreign Aid.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Firstly, we are not the "brokest nation in history"

    Secondly, I can't believe Congress actually did something.

    Thirdly, your source is a right wing blog
    Uhm yeah.....that's what is says Under Breaking News Non MSM! What didn't you get about that part?

    Alternative news sources that include journals, blogs, periodical, online magazine that are not considered as being a primary news source. However, biased/partisan threads unwelcome here. News only.

    The Forums Page should have gave you a hint. Or did you have something to say Concerning Townhall?

    I am sure Royce and Krauthammer are just making things up as they discuss the issue.....Right?

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    Re: Denied: Congress Cuts Off Kerry From Giving Egypt More Foreign Aid.....

    No way are we "broke." The next time we decide to attack another third world country, just watch our government pull the trillions out of their asses. We are only "broke" when it comes to single payer healthcare, jobs training and our infrastructure.

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    Re: Denied: Congress Cuts Off Kerry From Giving Egypt More Foreign Aid.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Uhm yeah.....that's what is says Under Breaking News Non MSM! What didn't you get about that part?

    Alternative news sources that include journals, blogs, periodical, online magazine that are not considered as being a primary news source. However, biased/partisan threads unwelcome here. News only.

    The Forums Page should have gave you a hint. Or did you have something to say Concerning Townhall?

    I am sure Royce and Krauthammer are just making things up as they discuss the issue.....Right?
    It's a bias and unreliable source, which in my opinion means you shouldn't post it anywhere. There are other non-MSM sources that can be used for news or information that aren't bias if you really want to make a topic here that badly.

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    Re: Denied: Congress Cuts Off Kerry From Giving Egypt More Foreign Aid.....

    Is there another country 16 going on 17 trillion US dollars in the rears on its bills? Really?

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    Re: Denied: Congress Cuts Off Kerry From Giving Egypt More Foreign Aid.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    It's a bias and unreliable source, which in my opinion means you shouldn't post it anywhere. There are other non-MSM sources that can be used for news or information that aren't bias if you really want to make a topic here that badly.
    That's your Opinion.....seems the MSM, Cable, and Radio. Outweigh your Opinion. Not much the left can whine and cry about when they cite the main Newsources and references. That's why its Called a Tipsheet or Hot News.

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    Re: Denied: Congress Cuts Off Kerry From Giving Egypt More Foreign Aid.....

    If we can't afford to give our own school kids tours of the White House, then we certainly can't afford to give billions of dollars to a foreign government.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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