AIPAC: Israel exempted from Obama's across the board spending cutsSubmitted by northstar on Tue, 01/26/2010 - 02:33
No surprise here. Spend, spend, spend, but not at home, oh no, no way, we American tax payers have to suffer while Obama gives our hard earned money to overseas interests.
I knew, as soon as I heard that President Obama was proposing an across-the-board spending cut, that it would apply exclusively to domestic programs and not to any programs overseas.
That is not only because of the wars we are waging in Iraq or Afghanistan and certainly not because of humanitarian concern for poor Africans or Asians or even Haitians. It is because the biggest foreign aid recipient, by far, is Israel.
The fact is that historically all proposals for across-the-board cuts have carefully exempted the Israel aid package to ensure that that AIPAC will not lobby against them. The pattern is decades old. No matter who (except Ron Paul) proposes the sledgehammer cuts, he is careful to exempt Israel.