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Rand Paul: End All Foreign Aid, Including to Israel

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Rand Paul: End foreign aid, including Israel
January 27, 2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to end all foreign assistance, including aid to Israel.

Paul, a Republican newly elected in Kentucky, was on CNN Wednesday outlining where he would cut the $500 billion in government spending he says is critical to sustaining the U.S. economy. His focus was on the departments of energy, education and housing.

Interviewer Wolf Blitzer then asked about foreign assistance, asking if he wanted to end "all foreign aid." Paul said yes, and Blitzer asked him about aid to Israel.

"Well, I think what you have to do is you have to look," Paul said. "When you send foreign aid, you actually [send] quite a bit to Israel's enemies. Islamic nations around Israel get quite a bit of foreign aid, too.

"You have to ask yourself, are we funding an arms race on both sides? I have a lot of sympathy and respect for Israel as a democratic nation, as a, you know, a fountain of peace and a fountain of democracy within the Middle East."

Blitzer pressed, "End all foreign aid including the foreign aid to Israel as well. Is that right?" he asked.

Paul answered, "Yes."


U.S. Democrats and pro-Israel lobbies slam Republican Senator's call to halt Israel aid

Tea Party representative Rand Paul tells CNN’s Wolf Blitzer he has a lot of respect for Israel but he doesn't believe the U.S. should be funding the Mideast arms race during financial crisis.
By Natasha Mozgovaya

U.S. Democrats and pro-Israel lobbies slammed on Thursday comments made by newly elected Republican Senator and Tea Party representative Rand Paul who suggested that the United States should halt all foreign aid including its financial aid to Israel.

In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday Paul said that “Reuters did a poll, and 71 percent of American people agree with me that when we're short of money, where we can't do the things we need to do in our country, we certainly shouldn't be shipping the money overseas.”


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Rand Paul really hit the ground running full speed.

He is hitting upon many of the issues that have been neglected for many years at just the right time to affect change.

End foreign "aid" NOW!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Senator Rand, I think, and hope, that the Dailypaul, the Campaign4Liberty, and other concerned Americans fervently support your efforts to bring the deficits under some sort of control while we still have a country left!

Ending foreign "aid"--especially if it is tied to transnational authorities and agencies like the UN, the WTO, UNESCO (a major force in the "Global warming" fraud), and the like--will indeed be a major step advancing both reasserting Congressional authority in Taxing and Spending, as cited in our Constitution, and bringing down the spending to more controllable figures, while we go on to tackle the still larger challenges like Obamacare, Medicare, and Social Security (or what is left of it, after "babyboomers' start to retire en masse).

Dealing with runaway spending and resulting deficits has been delayed for far too long, but we can only eat a meal one mouthful at a time!

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Good for Rand

I agree with Rand Paul on this. How can we justify giving billions that we don't have to any country, especially one in better fiscal shape than the USA. Thanks to our borrowed billions in handouts Israel gives their people big subsidies to health care and college educations.

Unless we start examining why they (the terrorists) hate us and come up with a political solution, we will lose everything we've worked for as a nation including our liberties. Too many of the issues and problems created in the USA point to our blind support of Israel, at the behest of its lobby, at the source. How can the most powerful lobby of our Congress be permitted to represent another nation?

It is really amusing that the purpose of the money

is even listed. As if giving money for food means the recipient will have more money for food. They will just move some of their own money out of food and use it elsewhere. Just ridiculous.

Yes, I noticed the gap in the chart.

You're exactly right. They are hiding things. They don't want us to know.

Just like when they took food and energy out of the main inflation index.

Statistics don't lie - but those compiling them can.

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SteveMT - I can't thank you enough for this great post!

Your inclusion of the chart of US foreign aid is priceless.

I have been using this chart for years when telling people about how much we give away.

It's amazing how few American know about this.

Once again great post and BRAVO to RAND (Future presidential run???).

Looks like the money I sent him during his campaign was very well spent!

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Thanks for comment, pawnstorm

That chart is an eyeopener, including the 3 year gap in the data because the government didn't want us to know.

"Geographic summary data is no longer offered."

"The data from ?? different accounts must be summed."

for ALL of these countries:

West Bank/ Gaza

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Way to go, Rand!

wonder if S.P. still endorses you?

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YES, this is one of the most

YES, this is one of the most common sense things we should be doing right now. Good job Rand.

For what it's worth

I admire Rand Paul, though I do not agree with him as much as I do with his father.

HOWEVER this time I was very proud of him.

This was a huge test for his real ideals as far as I'm concerned, and he passed with flying colors. Rand may be a conservative rather than a libertarian, but he's at least a conservative who isn't a respecter of persons and plays no favorites.

I like that.

Watch for Rand to be attacked by the Israeli Lobby.

We'll soon be told he's an Anti-Semite.
Wolf Blitzer had Congressman Weiner on yesterday to respond to Rand. Weiner is nothing but an attack dog. He has no solutions.
Sarah Palin may soon be the second most hated Republican.
Rand has made a proposal to cut the deficit by 1/3 in one year. Has anyone else made a serious proposal?
The majority of DC politicians in both parties want to get in a hole, put their heads between their legs, and pray the storm passes.

The Mossad behing 9/11 ?

According to former director of the War College Dr. Alan Sabrowsky they had a role. He is Jewish by the way. I wonder why Hannity hasn't had him as a guest yet ?

Mossad Did 9/11

There's 100% certainty they were significantly involved, if not running the whole operation. Way too much evidence suggests this.

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These two stories attempt to do just that,....

but when read for our perspective of wanting a small government with no entangling alliances, their attempts backfire.

Thanks for your post.

Great start !!!!

Now grow a set and bring the 9/11 fraud into the light of day so we can cut military spending by 65% instead of 5%. It is time for justice. In addition, time to let people know about the fact that the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (corporation formed 1871 in London) has been operating in bankruptcy (teamlaw.net -- read historical perspective for background if this is a new concept) since 1933. What does HJR-192 passed June 1933 mean to the Sovereign American citizen Rand ? Come on buddy we are counting on you to expose the big lie !!!!!!!! What the birth certificate is a bill of sale and used as collateral for the debt of a London based Corporation known as the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ???? Yes. Social Security # turns you into a Federal employee and subject to this Corporation. Yes. Social Security is voluntary by law but, they will not let you out ? Yes. Time for the real info. !! Love Rand Paul but, it is time to get your hands dirty brother.

That is quite a laundry list of conspiracy theories

Where did you get them all?

Rush? John Birch Society? Beck? Alex Jones? Pick your poison.

None of those guys even go down this road

It's not really a conspiracy theory as much as a literal interpretation of statutes and rules from disparate sources to compile a notion of the working of the system. It's less wrong than futile.

I Agree Wth Rand !

The USA is about 14 trillion dollars in debt, isn't it about time we try to get our own financial affairs in order, before we think about charity to a belligerent "Independent" nation, the size of New Jersey.


As a belligerent from New Jersey I agree.

HJR-192 passed June 1933 holds the key. Learn this law.


Nice! Wasn't sure if there were any others on here. Again right idea Rand!

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"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

Jim Antle Defends Rand Paul

So when the House Republicans tried to cut foreign aid 30 percent across the board in the 1990s, but exempted Israel, was that still neo-isolationism?


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That is a lot for the AS to do.

Thanks for that story, bobby.

More like

"a fountain of piss".

They haven't been flowing peace in that region for a long time.
This seems like a gutsy move on the surface. I hope it is supported.

Yesterday, Glenn Beck was telling everyone that they needed to "fall on their knees and pray for Israel, especially if Egypt goes down."

I don't watch him all of the time, but yesterday seemed like one of those very carefully crafted pieces of propaganda. He did a similar one when the Gaza blockade was penetrated. Beck is going to play a role in all of this when people start rioting. What role, I am not sure.

I don't listen to (or watch) Beck but . . .

this news makes me want to gag--

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