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US Senator Rand Paul moves bill to strip aid to Pakistan, Egypt and Libya

WASHINGTON: An influential American Senator has moved a Congressional amendment to strip all US aid to Pakistan, Egypt and Libya - totaling about $4 billion per annum - and divided the fund equally for veterans jobs bill and deficit reduction programme.

Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky, who has been trying to strip Pakistan of all US aid till Dr Shakil Afridi is released from jail, made another attempt by introducing a new amendment to the veterans jobs bill.

"I'm not saying don't have relations with Pakistan. Many in Pakistan have been sympathetic to our country. Many in Pakistan have helped our country. But many in Pakistan with a wink and a nod look at us, take our money and laugh at us. They cash our check and they laugh at us," Senator Paul said moving his amendment to the Veterans Jobs Bill.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/US-Senator-moves...



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Good! Go Rand!!

Good! Go Rand!!

Debbie

but nary a peep about "aid" to israel

how could RP have raised such a mealy-mouthed pantywaist ??

He's not approaching it from that angle,

he's saying to suspend foreign aid to countries that "don't act as allies". I know Israel IS NOT a real ally when it comes to the real interests of Americans (not the interest of the people that control our government but of the people themselves) but you know, I know that asking to suspend foreign aid to Israel will never pass and Rand Paul would lose all the gains to the liberty movement he has done politically within the republican party.

BTW I am not pro-Israel or pro anybody in particular, I'm for suspending all foreign aid but I'm also being realistic in today's political context...

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an