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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If you look at the article in the OP Rand Paul says all foreign aid. Politco focused on the end aid to Israel in their title to deliberately paint Rand Paul as hating jews.
    I'm not an isolationist. I'm against turning our backs on our allies.


    Rand Paul, like his father, is an isolationist.
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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    I'd rather we cut our foreign aid to Africa than Israel.
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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I'd rather we cut our foreign aid to Africa than Israel.
    It'd be nice if you could elaborate on that thought.

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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    Completely agree with you dana. Israel has more than enough firepower to defend itself from even all its enemies at the same time. They don't need more monetary help.

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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I'm not an isolationist. I'm against turning our backs on our allies.


    Rand Paul, like his father, is an isolationist.
    Allies is a two-way street. We started supporting israel for really no reason at all and our oil crisis in the 70's was due in no small part due to our support of them.

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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Personally...Id end ALL foreign aid. reinvest those dollars in American farms and manufacturing via lease, grow crops and food supplies, build tents and generators (putting people to work in the process) taking care of our own truly needy, and when someone needs assistance, they get goods...not a few billion in a leaders bank account.
    I would go along with you on cutting foreign military aid, but still provide humanitarian aid where needed. It never did make sense to me to take money from poor people in one country and give it to the rich people in another country.
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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    At the same time it would be a good idea for the EU to stop the welfare bailouts of countries like Spain.
    What welfare bail-outs are those? Perhaps you'd like to quotes the EU budget lines where Spain receives payments that are not available to other EU states.
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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    Allies is a two-way street. We started supporting israel for really no reason at all and our oil crisis in the 70's was due in no small part due to our support of them.
    This is revisionism. The US began supporting Israel in earnest after the 1967 War in which Soviet ME client states got their clocks cleaned. Shortly thereafter, Anwar Sadat booted the Russians out of Egypt and the US stepped in with aid to secure Egypt and the invaluable Suez Canal.

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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    America didn't really provide arms to Israel in any significant quantity until after the Seven Day War. I remember the IDF flying Mirages into combat against the Egyptians, Jordanians and Syrians in 1967.

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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    If we're going to stop paying foreign aid money, we need to START with countries that hate us and are uncooperative or downright against us. THEN we can cut funds for dubious allies like Egypt and Saudi.

    Israel is way far down the list. STARTING with Israel smacks of anti-Izzy-ism to me.

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