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- Friday, March 4 2011, 13:33:44 (UTC)|
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Republicans and Democrats Agree: Cut Aid for Poor People, Not Israel
By Medea Benjamin
Written by Medea Benjamin and Charles Davis
With the U.S. economy in the tank and governments at all levels facing massive budget shortfalls, politicians left and right are seeking ways to curb spending. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants to eliminate collective bargaining rights and the decent pay that goes with them. President Barack Obama’s budget includes halving the home-heating oil subsidy poor households depend on.
As Republicans and Democrats propose cuts in programs that actually benefit their increasingly impoverished constituents, though, they agree there's one area of the budget that's not to be touched: the annual $3 billion subsidy U.S. taxpayers provide to the Israeli military.
One of the biggest defenders of the handout is House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. “There will be no cuts to security assistance to the Jewish State of Israel,” her chief of staff declared in a recent letter to House Republicans. The rest of the U.S. foreign aid budget, including assistance for Iraqi refugees and food aid to the world’s poorest people, is fair game. But Florida congresswoman insists we must help Israel maintain its “Qualitative Military Edge.”
And congressional Democrats have her back.
Okay...those billions in military "aid" only happen to wind up in Isarel...they could go ahywhere esle in the wrold...that "aid" in the form of dollars goes to American weapons manufacturers, not Isarel...meaning the money benefits the Americans first and foremost...it's just that no one dares question the Jews the way they might question money to anyone else, so it makes Isarel the perfect object of our "aid"....it isn't that we care for them or feel guilty about anything, it's that the case of Isarel represents the BEST sales pitch....warmongers cna use the "plight of Isarel" over and over again, it also gives politicians the cover they need to keep military pork flowing in their districts...it's all a great big game...but it requires Isarel to be "in danger"...which is the reason the United States insists they keep shooting Palestinian children...so maybe their parents will fight back and hence be the "threat" that American weapns manufacturers need...to keep the pipeline open....the billions in cash don't go to Isarel, fuck no...like 90% of foreign aid the money goes to American corporations and their overseas affiliates. It's the worst form of corporate welfare imaginable.
The added advantage of course, from a Christian perspective, is that hatred for Isarel can grow and grow as people at home become increasingly resentful of all this care and concern for Israelis, but little for them or their own children.
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