Friday, January 28, 2011

Senator Rand Paul wants to end foreign aide. Including aide to Israel

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.
Read the full story HERE.

Here is the CNN interviw referred to in the article. Fast forward to to the 10:00 minute mark:


ConMan said...

With the instability in the mid-east and the riots in Egypt, cutting aide to Israel is THE LAST thing we should be doing.

Paul is nuts!

kelly said...

I agree with ConMan.

Now is not the time to abandon Israel.

Just turn on the TV tonight. Egypt is right next door.

Ann said...

We need to continue our good relationship with Israel.

Their best interests in the mid-east coincide with ours.

BOSMAN said...

I agree!

This is not the time to start looking the other way in our relationship with Israel.

Especially in light of developments in Egypt.

Anonymous said...

I also agree!

Israel is our only real ally in the Middle East. If Egypt falls to radical extremist Muslims, Israel will need U.S. support and money more than ever. Israel is being surrounded by radical Musllim regimes (Lebanon, Syria, Hamas and now maybe Egypt). I just hope our buffoon in chief is as supportive of Israel as the people of the United States.


phil said...

I agree also. We must continue to help Israel in all the ways we can.

Anonymous said...

Paul is way off on this.

We need Israel and they need us.


Anonymous said...

you all are very far off base. Do you not realize that we are BORROWING the money that we send in foreign aid? Let the countries that we normally provide aid to borrow the money and pay the interest instead of Joe Public in the US. This includes Israel (they probably have a better credit rating than us at this point anyways).

- Ryan (Rand supporter in Florida)