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    Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    Tea party-backed Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) isn’t sure that congressional Republicans have the guts to make the big budget cuts they’ve promised and, he said, members of the movement are becoming frustrated.
    This thread may be somewhat controversial, but this isn't about abandoning Israel. If they are attacked, we have the capability to turn the nation that does so into a radioactive wasteland. But face it. Israel is a rich nation. Right now, we need the money more than they do. And beyond Israel, I like Paul's notion that we should be giving to America before giving to foreign nations. It's the American thing to do. We need to balance the budget, and as far as I am concerned, EVERYTHING is on the table, including money to nations that frankly don't need it.

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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    Rand Paul is one ballsy mother****er. That's all I'll say.

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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    Why stop with Israel? The U.S. supports/funds many dictators throughout the world and then overthrows Saddam Hussein to spread democracy. Our foreign policy seriously needs to change. We can't sustain our current policy.

    As for Paul, at least some in Congress aren't bought and paid for...
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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    It's incorrect to describe it as welfare, as as of 2007 it has been entirely military aid. But Israel has the capabilities to look after itself, it's a big country now.
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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This thread may be somewhat controversial, but this isn't about abandoning Israel. If they are attacked, we have the capability to turn the nation that does so into a radioactive wasteland. But face it. Israel is a rich nation. Right now, we need the money more than they do. And beyond Israel, I like Paul's notion that we should be giving to America before giving to foreign nations. It's the American thing to do. We need to balance the budget, and as far as I am concerned, EVERYTHING is on the table, including money to nations that frankly don't need it.

    Article is here.
    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.

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    You have to commend Rand Paul for being frank.
    So many of the politicians you see on Meet The Press and other media events are unwilling to be specific about what they would cut. They all use the worn out worthless statement of "cutting out wasteful spending". They are spineless.

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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    did everyone actually read the article? he didn't single out Israel. he said he wants to cut ALL foreign aid. cutting ALL foreign aid would also include Israel. it is the biased media that singles out Israel in the headline to make it look like Israel is the only he is referring to.
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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    Rand Paul is a jew hater....

    aint that the usual comment when suggesting such things?

    As for the principle of stop funding Israel.. great idea. It would save the US a few dollars, but the reality of the situation is that most money comes from the Jewish community in the US and through "good trade deals". Direct aid is small change, but highly symbolic.

    And over all US direct aid is also.. small change. You could probably save much more by just stopping earmarks.
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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This thread may be somewhat controversial, but this isn't about abandoning Israel. If they are attacked, we have the capability to turn the nation that does so into a radioactive wasteland. But face it. Israel is a rich nation. Right now, we need the money more than they do. And beyond Israel, I like Paul's notion that we should be giving to America before giving to foreign nations. It's the American thing to do. We need to balance the budget, and as far as I am concerned, EVERYTHING is on the table, including money to nations that frankly don't need it.

    Article is here.
    Rand Paul is right, end welfare to all countries we give foreign aid to. When you are in the hole the last thing you do is give money away. It doesn't make any sense to be giving money away when you are in debt and even if we were not in debt we still shouldn't be telling the tax payers to work their asses off just so the government can give it away to other countries.
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    Re: Rand Paul: End 'welfare' to Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Rand Paul is a jew hater....

    aint that the usual comment when suggesting such things?

    As for the principle of stop funding Israel.. great idea. It would save the US a few dollars, but the reality of the situation is that most money comes from the Jewish community in the US and through "good trade deals". Direct aid is small change, but highly symbolic.

    And over all US direct aid is also.. small change. You could probably save much more by just stopping earmarks.
    At the same time it would be a good idea for the EU to stop the welfare bailouts of countries like Spain.

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