Targeted support is good. Vague slush funds are bad.
I say when we are 33 trillion dollars in debt, foreign aid should disappear in any form to anybody. Does that sound uncaring or cruel…..or maybe logical. We need to mind our own business.
They threw in the 'border security' and the 'countering fentanyl' cash just so it would be easier to raise public support for the billions and billions getting blown up overseas. Disgusting.
Mr Schachtel, I'm sorry to say you seem to have attracted either a bot or a spammer under the name "Clarence Wilhelm Spangle". He has shown up on many stacks ever since Hamas attack on israeli civilians, and posts links to the NMR, Nordiska Motståndsrörelsen (Nordic Resistance Movement), an actual neo-nazi organisation consisting of some 200 swedes.
The NMR is reviled by all here in Sweden, and do not in any way represent any swedes, nor have they any kind of support.
They are however actual real-deal nazis.
As a swede, I feel obligated to inform you and fellow readers of your and other stacks about who and what this person represents so that you can make your own informed decision despite any language barrier.
Personally, it sickens and shames me to see my nation, people and cultural heritage associated with nazi filth.
Like the analysis. This lets me know how terrible our congress is to even contemplate this ridiculous excuse for a funding request. No money to Gaza for anything. Let the Red Cross help. Israel obviously is a yes.
Time to tell the Resident that funds he did not earn are now off limits. Like when my father died, I told my brother, “The Bank of Daddy is now closed.”
It's all a waste of money. I'm tired of the Israeli warfare welfare fund just like the Palestinian Welfare fund. End ALL foreign aid.
Many in the US War party believe US should send small, humane, climate-friendly -- gas chambers.
good analysis. well done.
Sad that like so many in recent weeks, Jordan has been pulling for more parking lots in an open-air prison where innocent humans trying to escape are bombed and shot.
The good news is that once the mask is off, Shaprio Style, it's off.
Military Complex know Urkaine is a lost cause so they start the war with Israel and Hamas! More money to launder into the hands of corrupt government officials!! No way is Biden giving money for border security!
It’s 1968 all over again. LBJ, guns and butter. The more things change the more they stay the same. You young people better wise up because it’s your butts that will be on the menu.
You are not helping Israel.
As for Ukraine...
the neocons aren’t Arabs Jordan.
Israel needs to cut loose of 🇺🇸or die.
For example Israel only needs missile defense because America has pressured Israel into giving up the land in Gaza, Lebanon and the West Bank they’re being attacked from...
that land was taken by war and given back under American pressure.
The alliance only made Cold War sense and should have ended in 91.
The US Israeli alliance like all our long overripe and rotting alliances are now mutually toxic to both parties.
It would be better to end it.
If not 🇺🇸most assuredly will betray 🇮🇱 to Doom.
My only interest is America must stop betraying sometime, since DC can’t it seems stop betraying Americans perhaps DC can start overseas.
$ 61 000 000 000. If 1/10 of that actually makes it to the intended target, it's amazing.
But I guess we got to allow 10% for the Big Guy.
Great article. It is such a shame how much money, how many billions are being wasted abroad, whilst the own citizens are suffering. How do you call it when your taxes are being spent to support your enemies? Isnt that treason?
"American taxpayers should not be subsidizing the welfare of non-Americans."~ibid
I couldn't agree more! We should start with the billions we squander each year propping up the Zionist State!
I will never fully trust Putin or any other politician in a country that has a central bank. Why should be obvious, so I wont go into that. He worked his way up to the top of the KGB in the USSR, not a small feat, and not for the weak minded.
Putin is not the real boogeyman in all of this, just the current fall guy. "I have looked for the enemy and have finally found him in the mirror". We have allowed this over the years by our lack of understanding of what goes on around us. Our collective ignorance is tacit approval.