Obama meets resistance to giving more money to Egypt.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hstout1143, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2012
  2. sub-moa

    sub-moa Member

    Jan 25, 2012
    This is an exerpt from US Senator Rand Paul's weekly publication to Kentucky Voters. I suspect it was in response to recent occurrences abroad.
    Introduced Amendment Supporting Our Veterans

    I introduced an additional amendment, on Thursday, supporting our veterans and urging Sen. Reid to allow a vote on it. My amendment would halt all foreign aid to Pakistan, Egypt, and Libya, and would use those funds to triple the size of the veterans jobs bill. This is the right thing to do for taxpayers and veterans. It would send a message to countries that our aid can't be taken for granted, and to stand up for our troops abroad now, and those who have returned home after serving

    Total U.S. foreign aid to Pakistan, Libya and Egypt totals roughly $4 billion per year. My amendment would strike all aid to those countries, and send an additional $2 billion toward the veterans jobs bill, tripling the size of the program, while the remaining $2 billion would go toward deficit reduction.

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