The Jerusalem Post: Rand Paul in Israel: US foreign aid can't be one-waySubmitted by legalizeliberty on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 14:01
Republican Senator tells Israeli audience it will be harder to be a friend to Israel if the US is "out of money."
By Herb Keinon | JPost
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a fierce opponent of US foreign aid who is being touted already as a likely 2016 presidential candidate, said in Jerusalem on Monday that the United States is and always will be a friend of Israel, but thinks "it will be harder and harder to be a friend if we are out of money."
Speaking to the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies, Paul said it is one thing if you are giving foreign aid out of your savings, but it is something completely different if you are "borrowing from one country to give to another. You have to wonder how wide that is, and what the repercussions will be."
Paul, who acknowledged that he will probably not see an end to foreign aid in his lifetime, said he was "all for gradualism" and would start ending foreign aid to those countries who don't act as allies towards Israel.