Rand Paul favors cutting US aid to Israel


#1

Tea party-backed Republican Sen. Rand Paul favors cutting U.S. aid to Israel as part of a deficit-driven effort to slash government spending by $500 billion this year, drawing criticism from Democrats and Republicans who argue the U.S. must be unwavering in its support for the longtime Mideast ally.

The freshman Kentucky lawmaker unveiled his budget proposal this week that would make significant cuts in education, housing and energy while reducing money for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq by $16 billion. Paul’s plan also would cut some $20 billion in overseas aid, and he said he wants to eliminate the $3 billion the United States provides to Israel annually in foreign military assistance.

GOP senator favors cutting US aid to Israel - Yahoo! News

Looks like he did not fall far from the fruit tree. So when Israel gets destroyed will Paul look surprised?


#2

Did he mention cutting the funds to the UN, hamas, Pakistan and other islamic nations? Cut there first and we maybe won’t have to cut any funding to one of our greatest allies.


#3

Ron Paul has always sounded anti-semitic to me.


#4

Pretty tough to feign shock over this little tid bit.

I did not automatically reject Rand based on who his Father is but I have seen little that would suggest he is any different.

Even in a time when a great wave of new blood is bringing optimism to Washington it is reasonable to assume that some trash also would get caught in that wave.


#5

I guess I didn’t read carefully enough - I thought it was Ron Paul. Guess I was thinking about that other post where Ron Paul is teaming up with Ralph Nader.


#6

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Pretty tough to feign shock over this little tid bit.

I did not automatically reject Rand based on who his Father is but I have seen little that would suggest he is any different.

Even in a time when a great wave of new blood is bringing optimism to Washington it is reasonable to assume that some trash also would get caught in that wave.
[/quote]The Tea Party movement, with all of the good it did, did have a few blemishes.

I often thought that the left wing leaning libertarians had a little too much influence in defining conservative principals and Rand Paul just may have been able to ride that in.

I get the desire to dramatically reduce foreign aid and I share that idea but when that foreign aid is in direct support of a strategic interest, it becomes vital and therefore should be funded. Isolationism would just as damaging to our economy as the debt and deficit spending.


#7

Exactly, there is big difference between supporting our strongest (and most at risk) long term ally in a very unstable part of the world and funneling billions of dollars through a corrupt U.N. or foreign governments that have no intention of helping their own people or the United States with that “aid”.

Isolationism has never succeeded at accomplishing anything other than major wars. In this day when the world is made so much smaller by technology it would be even more devastating to try it.


#8

the tea party movement is the equivalent of the people who ‘revolted’ in Iran last year and they were violently put down by Ahmadi-nejad


#9

our leftist media is not telling us the truth about this middle east uprising in egypt and the others. I don’t know if Fox news even understands it well enough to report on it. Shepherd Smith knows squat about it. He’s a wh apologist.


#10

update: It is now known that this is not the truth and that Wolf Blitzer is the one who pushed this lie. Actually Paul statede cutting aid to israel’s enemies.
Link coming. We KNOW the left wing media does this and yet we continually fall for the lies these people perpetrate upon us. The intent seems to be to demoralize conservatives with our tea party candidates.

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#11

He did say he wanted to “end all foreign aid, including Israel” when Blitzer asked him to clarify in the end.

I knew that he also wanted to end it everywhere else, this is not new.
It is an Isolationist view that would result in harm to a faithful ally. The claim that “Egypt gets almost as much” was an attempt to spin this as a “no harm, no foul” proposal, the truth is that Israel has much more active enemies than Egypt that do not receive enough U.S. aid to “fund an arms race with Israel”.

Cutting aid to Israel is just giving their enemies a significant advantage and encouraging the Anti Semitic agenda in the region.

I hate Blitzer as much as anyone but Paul did say this, his attempts to spin it not withstanding.


#12

I say we dont just cut aid to Israel, we cut at least 60% of all forgein aid. Time for Americans to put America first. We got our own problems here.


#13

:yeahthat:


#14

I wonder if people think it is moral to force me through my taxes to support other countries? I mean I have nothing against people who want to support Israel, but it should be voluntary. When it comes time to pay income taxes there can be a little box with the amount one would owe if one would wish to support this country.

Isn’t it a consistent principle to want to end foreign aid all together? Isn’t this just socialism for other countries on the tax payer dime? Remember I have no choice to opt out of what you endorse. Would it not be consistent with the idea of liberty to give me the choice? Or do you want to use the force of government to make me support the countries you support?


#15

:asleep:


#16

well that’s an interesting option and one i’m sure many other people have suggested. Let’s add all the leftist causes that I HAVE To support with my tax dollars too. NPR, Leftist organizations that call themselves exactly what they are not, Support to hamas and other muslim dominated cultures.


#17

I agree with this.


#18

Like all the tax dollars that go to inane research projects, un-needed construction projects, museums, School Teacher retirement accounts, Auto Worker retirement accounts, Cash for Clunkers, Social Security, Medicare, Medicade A-D, ect…


#19

It would make for a long list but yes. This idea would definitely make for limited government.


#20

Armageddon. Are we there yet?