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Bill Would Cut Foreign Aid To Certain Middle Eastern Countries

July 22, 2011 by  

A bill being considered in the House could cut U.S. aid to Pakistan.A bill that is up for consideration before the House Foreign Affairs Committee could cut billions of dollars in aid to Middle Eastern countries.

The bill — which was introduced by Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) — would prevent aid from going to countries until it is determined that they are not run by groups that are hostile to the United States, reports Fox News.

“Basically, if Hamas, Hezbollah and other foreign terrorist organizations or violent extremist groups hold policy positions… in their respective governments, they are not to receive U.S. assistance,” Ros-Lehtinen said. “Our goal is to promote democratic governments in these countries and ensure U.S. taxpayers are not subsidizing groups that seek to undermine U.S. policy.”

The news source reports that the bill does contain a large loophole that would allow foreign aid to be sent to countries if the President determines that such funding is in the interest of national security.

According to The Hill, Egypt, Pakistan, Lebanon, Yemen and the Palestinian Authority would have to each receive certification in order to gain access to aid.

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  • Warrior

    Just CUT!

    • granny mae

      Warrior,

      You said it all ! Cut it all then see who yells the most !

      • DanB

        See who yells the most? Are you nuts? Why do you think entitlements spin a cycle of destruction for a nation? Because those who yell the most are those have become dependent. And do the dependent thank the producers? No, they cast the producers as criminals for hoarding wealth. So why would you think countries would be any different? Unfortunately, if you want countries to be thankful, you probably are going to have sit back and watch for a while and let them scream until they have gone hoarse and can scream no more. Then, you look for those your aid will actually help become independent. And do it the right way this time. Give real aid: education. Educate them to help themselves. Teach them how to dig wells, utilize their resources. Teach them to build their own businesses. Teach them to build their own government. Don’t build it for them. If they don’t want to learn, don’t teach. Move on to someone who does. Eventually, they will learn. Either from being willing to educate themselves, or because they will see the fruits you help another nation who does want to succeed can achieve. What we are doing is not really nation building. Anciently it was called conquest. We are building dependents, not independent nations.

        • Warrior

          So, countries all over the world send their little ones over here to get an ivy league edumacation. Now, instead of them going back to their place of origin to assist in their development, they decide to stay. Furthermore our “progressive leaders” want to keep them here because “who knows” one may become president.

          I say you can come get some fine american edumacation and then you go. If you drop out, you go faster!

        • http://lives RAYMOND HARBIN

          DanB ALL GOOD, SOUND, INTELLIGENT IDEAS–THE VERY REASONS DC WILL NOT LISTEN TO THEM.

          AN AIRLINE DELAY KEPT ME ON THE GROUND FOR 3 HOURS–I LISTENED AT LENGTH TO A RETIRING OIL DRILLING ENGINEER, RELATE HOW HAPPY THAT HE WAS TO NEVER RETURN TO THE MID-EAST. THIS WAS IN THE LATE 70s, WHEN THE MINDS OF MOST AMERICANS, THINKING ABOUT THE ARABIAN FOLKS– GENERATED VISIONS OF ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES OR PRETTY YOUNG LADIES FLYING THROUGH THE CLOUDS ON CARPETS; BIZARRE, BUT WHOLESOME OPINIONS.

          THE ENGINEER PAINTED A TOTALLY DIFFERENT PICTURE OF THEIR CULTURE.

          “THEY STEAL FROM AMERICANS AS THOUGH ALLAH TOLD THEM TO DO SO; THEY COMPETE, BROTHER WITH BROTHER AS IF THEY WERE ENEMIES- THEIR CULTURE IS 1500 YEARS BEHIND THE REST OF THE EARTH. FIGHTING AMONG SECTS AND NEIGHBORING TRIBES IS ENDLESS; THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY ZERO SENSE OF EVEN THE MOST MINIMAL CONCEPT OF GRATITUDE–IF YOU GIVE THEM FIFTY BUCKS TO AID THEM, THEY BECOME ANGRY THAT YOU DIDN’T GIVE THEM ONE-HUNDRED.”

          “THEY THINK AS JOSEPH STALIN ON APPRECIATION,’GRATITUDE IS FOR DOGS.’”

          “OUR GOVERNMENT WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THEM– THEY ARE TOTALLY UNLIKE AMERICANS IN THOUGHT AND ACTIONS.”

          EVERY TIME I SEE OR HEAR NEWS ABOUT TROUBLE IN THE MIDEAST–WHICH IS, OF COURSE EVERY DAY–I THINK OF THE WISDOM OF THE OIL ENGINEER.

      • Cawmun Cents

        Gubmant yells the most.You are stopping them from defecating on you and handing them all the toilet paper they need.They are used to getting preferential treatment.Now that you are waking up under a steaming pile of debt,you are of course,asking why it stinks so much.
        But since you let them shyte upon you,and gave them the means to wipe thoroughly,now its about a,”where are we going to drop our horkin growlers now?” attitude.Tell them to shyte upon each other,they seem to be adept at that already.But tell them that theey will have to wipe each others bottoms,because you arent ponying up the ultra plush anymore.No!…to raising the shyte ceiling.No!…to giving away the rolls.Tell them they have made you the bluehouse target for the last time.
        Someday you will thank yourself that you took away the giant gubment posterior that hovered over you and dropped its loads with impunity.But if you give in,then dont expect things to smell pretty when its all said and done.The only way you will ever get out of the steaming pile,is to make sure that no more lands on you.-CC.

    • EddieW

      Warrior…do you advocate cutting the hundreds of BILLIONS our State Dep. is giving Middle E.Countries to re build their Mosques?
      Do you suppose they would give us some money to re build our churches?
      We KNOW the answer to that!!
      Why are we giving hundreds of BILLIONS in foreign aid to countries that Do NOT support us?? If you and I were mortal enemies, and you gave me lots of money, to “buy” my friendship…I’d use it to destroy you!! makes sense!

      • Warrior

        Eddie,

        Yes

        No

        We give “billions” to people in our own country that want to destroy us. We should we provide them with any more external assistance?

        I’d probably give you lots of my money, but right now, I’m like those greedy corporations that are leaving their riches on the “sidelines”.

  • JimH

    I guess Chairwoman Ros-Lehtinen has figured out that you can’t buy friends.
    That loophole about Presidential discretion is a masive loophole though. That needs more work.

    • Vagabond

      just look what presidential discretion has brought us since 08,

    • Marlene

      At the President’s discretion and by his okay, $2 Billion was sent to Hamas a few months ago and they’re one of our biggest enemies. So, who does the so-called President support – us or our enemies? It’s pretty obvious, isn’t it?

      • Lori

        YES MARLENE YOU ARE RIGHT, THE PRESIDENT HAS SHOWN US TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT HE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WITH EVERY THING THAT HE HAS SAID AND DONE HE HAS SHOWN THAT HE JUST DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THE AMERIACAN PEOPLE. GIVING ALL OF THIS MONEY TO ALL THESE OTHER PLACES AND FULL WELL WHAT IS GOING ON HERE IN THE UNTIED STATES. WE NEED TO QUITE GIVING ALL THIS MONEY TO THESE FOREIGN PLACES AND START TO HELP OUR OWN PEOPLE NOW.

  • skippy

    How about this idea Ros-Lehtinen…..NO $$$$ period. Why should ANY American tax payer have to pay any OTHER country?? Is it because everything is so ‘perfect’ here that we don’t need the $$$ here??!! I think NOT. If you need a list of items that could use some attention….I will be happy to provide one. And hey…while I’m at it…when do I get my check from A FOREIGN COUNTRY??!!! Not likely, yep, I figured as much.

    • JimH

      skippy, You haven’t got your check from Yeman yet? the rest of us have. It must just be an oversight.

      • skippy

        LOL JimH…:D

    • Michael Click

      I’d like to remind all of you that want to cut ALL foreign aid that a bunch of it comes right back to the USA as purchases of American products. It’s Corporate Welfare, but it isn’t a complete waste.

  • http://LibertyAlert Bud

    Stop all foreign aid. Borrowing money to give it to foreign countries does not make sense. China does not engage in foreign aid, just buys natural resources and makes it look like foreign aid. We should learn from China.

    • Devasahayam

      That would be an excellent idea–especially since foreign-aid in reality will be pilfered by the recipient’s “administration” and won’t reach the target.

  • lmtTexas

    yeah well, I bet in the end it would mean that Israel would recieve no funding from the USA unless they told for sure if they have nukes-I mean that could be a threat against the USA you know!!! But have no fear, the real terrorists(the USA Military Complex that is funding all those poor little terrorists) will continue to receive and distribute funding.

  • Devasahayam

    Factoid: Pakistan (despite of its own warped thinking to the contrary) is NOT a Muddle Eastern nation. But it is OVERDUE that it should be cut-off, given that it hid bin-Laden (and supported ousted Taliban) for the 10 years since 2001/09/11 and in 2010 mounted two (failed) attacks against this country!

  • Robert A Hirschmann

    Foreign Aid?? What about Domestic Aid?? Why do we have to send all that money to other countries when we cannot even support ourselves? Where has common sense gone? Charity begins at home! Wake up congress!!!

    • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

      Robert A Hirschmann,

      You are absolutely right,that includes Israel too.

      • FlaJim

        Wrong. Aid to strategic allies like Israel is cost effective in that it saves us from setting up a base there. Aid to any moslem country to try to buy their favor as is aid to any African country where the money goes straight into a Swiss bank account for the inevitable day that the strongman is displaced — by another one.

        By the way, how many European countries have repaid their loans from the Marshall Plan? One. Great Britain, and not that long ago. The rest haven’t made a single payment.

    • Lori

      YES YOUR TOTALY RIGHT ROBERT, WE SHOULD BE HELPING OUR OWN PEOPLE FIRST OF ALL BUT THAT ISN’T WORKING FOR SOME REASON AND WHY IS THAT. IS IT BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALL BEEN BRIDED OR TOLD IF YOU DO THIS THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU IF YOU DO DO THIS. ARE THEY ALL BEING THREATHED OR SOMETHING. SOMETHING IS MOST DEFINETLY DONE HERE AND NOT FOR THE RIGHT.AND I FOR ONE AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF ALL OF THIS FIGHTING GOING ON ALL AROUND US. IT SEEMS LIKE THIS IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS IS US TO BE FIGHTING. WE NEED TO GET HIM AND ALL OF HIS CROONEIS THE HELL OUT OF OFFICE. THERE IS JUST TO MUCH GREED AND CORUPTION GOING ON ALL AROUND US AND IT NEEDS TO STOP NOW BEFORE IT IS WAY TO LATE. SOME OF YOU AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO WAKE UP NOW, IF YOU CAN’T SEE WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING YOU REALLY HAVE SOME BLINDERS OVER YOUR EYES RIGHT NOW AND YOU NEED TO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES RIGHT NOW.

  • WOLFSBANE

    CUT ALL FOREIGN AID…….PEROID…….
    MAKE ME PRESIDENT AND THEY WOULD ALL GET……..
    NADA, ZERO, NONE AND ZILCH………………….
    NOT A PENNY OF AMERICAN TAXPAYER MONEY SHOULD GO TO THE MIDDLE EAST OR THE FAR EAST. LET THESE FUNDS BE SPENT IN THE MID-WEST, NORTH EAST, THE DEEP SOUTH AND THE FAR WEST. (ALL AMERICAN LOCATIONS)
    WHILE WE ARE AT IT……..SCRAP ALL FREE TRADE TREATIES THAT ROB JOBS FROM AMERICANS, PENALIZE AMERICAN COMPANIES FOR GOING OFF SHORE TO PRODUCE GOODS AND BRING THEM BACK TO AMERICA TO SELL.
    WE SHOULD FINE COMPANIES LIKE WAL-MART, TARGET AND ALL DEPARTMENT STORES WHO SELL MORE THAN 10% FOREIGN MADE GOODS.
    WE SHOULD CUT ALL TRADE WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES THAT HAVE A TRADE IMBALANCE WITH THE USA. IF THEY WON’T ACCEPT OUR AMERICAN MADE GOODS FOR SALE THEN MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO TRADE IN THE USA.
    BRING OUR TROOPS HOME FROM ALL OUTPOSTS/WARS – MILITARY CONFLICTS.
    PUT THESE TROOPS ON THE BORDER WITH MEXICO WITH SHARP SHOOTERS EVERY 50 YARDS WITH ORDERS TO SHOOT INVADERS…ALL ILLEGALS ARE INVADERS.
    TELL THE FEDS TO PI-SS OFF WHEN WE TIGHTEN THE SCREWS ON ALL ILLEGALS.
    CHECK THEIR I.D.’S AND ARREST ILLEGALS. SEND THEM TO SOME SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY OR ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA.
    EMPTY ALL U.S. PRISONS OF ILLEGAL CRIMINALS…….SEND THEM TO THE OLD FRENCH PENAL COLONY AT DEVILS ISLAND. NO ESCAPE – NO RETURN.
    ARREST ALL U.S.EMPLOYERS WHO HIRE ILLEGALS. HIT THEM HARD WITH FINES.
    MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO RENT TO THEM,SELL THEM ANYTHING -HOUSE-CARS-TRUCKS.
    CUT ALL ILLEGALS OFF ANY TAXPAYER SUBSIDY – NO FOOD STAMPS-WELFARE.
    KICK ALL ILLEGALS OUT OF SCHOOLS…………
    DENY ILLEGALS MEDICAL TREATMENT………….
    MAKE ENGLISH OFFICIAL……THE “ONLY” LANGUAGE OF THE LAND.

    CANCEL THIS “BORN IN THE USA” GUARANTEED CITIZENSHIP. ALL ILLEGALS GET OUT INCLUDING THE WET-BACK KIDS THEY HAD WHILE IN THE USA BORN TO ILLEGAL PARENTS.
    TELL THE U.N. COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS THAT WE WELL GIVE THEM ALL THE ILLEGALS THAT THEY THINK ARE BEING DEPRIVED.
    CANCEL THE LAW LICENSE OF ANY LAWYER (ACLU)THAT ATTEMPTS TO DEFEND THE ILLEGALS……DEPORT THEM WITH THE ILLEGALS.
    DOUBLE TAX ANY AND ALL FOREIGN CAR MANUFACTURES IN THE USA….GIVE THE MONEY TO AMERICAN CAR MANUFACTURES FOR R&D…AND SUBSIDIES.

    DO I HAVE YOUR VOTE ? ? ? ? ? I WILL DO ALL THESE ITEMS AND MORE.

    • Walt

      With our current inept and childish Congress, the only way you would be able to do any of this would be under a benign fascist dictatorship.

      • Gloria

        The last 3 presidents to my knowledge, and there might have more because I wasnt paying attention before then, have really been throwing their weight around. Most of them dont have expert personal knowledge about many of the things they try to control. They appoint their friends to cabinet posts who have very little knowledge and are out for themselves. The founding fathers created the office of president to appease the monarchists and to create check and balance and it appears to be way out of balance. I am in favore of eliminating the entire office of president. The commander in Chief bs was created because George Washington was a very good general. That doesnt gaurantee every smiling charismatic moron that gets elected knows anything about war. We do know they knowa lot about lying.

        • FlaJim

          You have a peculiar take on US gevernment. So you’d prefer a permanent stalemate between the Supreme Court and Congress? That would be really helpful.

          Presidents have been throwing their weight around since FDR, starting nearly 80 years ago. Before then, with the exception of the tyrannical Lincoln, they were more or less figureheads. Okay, Teddy Roosevelt was a little too activist for my liking but most agreed with Calvin Coolidge, one of my favorite presidents, who said, “The business of America is business.” He stayed in the White House except for some photo ops, minded his own business, and trusted America to look after itself.

    • Texas Shooter

      I won’t argue with a lot of your issues, but you seriously want to give money to the worthless incompetents in Detroit? They were offered the methodology to produce autos efficiently and rejected it. The Japanese were offered it and jumped on it. They began to almost immediately kick our rear-sides. If it weren’t for their competition Dtroit’d still be producing 50′s style technology vehicles with 30′s style assembly-line techniques even today. The big car companies are dinosaurs with no vision and no desire to change. It’ll undoubtedly be worse now that the unions own a big share in the auto business.

    • http://lives RAYMOND HARBIN

      WOLFSBANE– YOU HAVE MY VOTE, BUT I’D RATHER SEE YOU AS SECRETARY OF STATE–SO YOU’D BE THE ONE TO TELL THEM TO THEIR FACES JUST WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THEM!!!

    • Bert Cundle

      Well it looks like you found the hole in our pocket…

    • http://gunner689 gunner689

      If I were a demorat I’d vote three times for you and again after I’m dead.

  • AJ

    The article states, “The news source reports that the bill does contain a large loophole that would allow foreign aid to be sent to countries if the President determines that such funding is in the interest of national security.” National Security B_ll sh_t! In the interests of the Military Industrial complex and the Global elites
    pockets. That’s what that’s really for. Let’s call a spade a spade.

    • Gloria

      That bill has to be defeated. Dont give any more power to the office of president.

  • dqfreemind

    I am not going to comment on this article as everything has been said and said well. However, I want to say that we are just preaching to the choir. Most Americans are still wearing rose colored glasses or have their head buried in the sand.

    Somehow we must wake them all the fuck up and encourage free thought and ‘Continental Congress’ actions.
    Hint: Look at what happened in Norway.

  • Gloria

    I am absolutely happy we are cutting foreign aid. I would be even happier to cut all of it out and get off oil. Ethynol sounds great . You dont have to use corn. David Bloom wrote a book called Alcohol can be a Gas. It is very thorough and honest.

  • Bob Marshall

    We should go further. Congress should demand all oil compaines and corporate businesses pull out of the middle east and let them live as before. Pull out of bases in the middle east and bring troops home.They will be able to keep their natural resources and the corporations will have to move to other countries.This will stop US Hegemony but of course we know that is not what is happening. Just rumors? Resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and in the fields off the coast of Alaska.

  • Bonnie Howard

    I say lets cut all freign aid 100%. We are bankrupt, our dollar is worthless and we still shovel foreign aid to countries that just want to kill us. It doesn’t make sense to me. That would be a good step to cutting the deficite, dont you think. What other countries dish out foreign aid? France? England, Italy, Switzerland? I dont think so.

  • Fast Freddy

    Good Grief!! Most of the Mid-East governments DON’T want the US to stick our nose in their business, let the oil rich “haves” take care of their own “have nots”. We should have learned a long time ago that you can’t buy true friendship with these regimes, our congress, senate and our Kenyan president must be emphatically told NO MORE DOLLARS TO ANY MUSLIM NATION,PERIOD. Hell, no one really knows how much of our money gets siphoned off by Hamas, Hezbollah and other anti-American terrorist groups, why the F— are we bankrolling our potential enemies? Should any of our politicians vote to continue funding to those organizations they should be over-whelmed by by our citizens and ousted immediately. Screw the president’s “discretion”, he MUST be stripped of this ability. The constitution is clear that only congress can appropriate funds.

    • skippy

      very well said Freddy………..i totally agree…

    • Cawmun Cents

      The real reason Freddy,is that some folks down the line decide that we need to stack the deck on both sides.It’s all about lobbying and spending money to get money.You can buy intelligence form certain countries.Why did Bin Laden get got?Some will say this,and some will say that….but my money is on the fact that he couldnt outspend our gubment.In the war on pay offs,he was eventually going to lose.The world is a strange and hardcore place,especially if you have funds to throw around.Idealism doesnt feed your bank account.But it does feed some peoples.If you want to get something done you have to talk funds.
      The fact is if you can convince everyone that they owe based on what you borrowed for them,then you can throw as much fundage around as they will tolerate.Because you can always make the stupid people think their debt is legitimate,and squeeze them for the supposed balance.Am I getting through to anyone out there in TVland?-CC.

  • The Bucko

    We spent over $770,000,000 to fund rebuilding of Mosques in places like Egypt & Syria. They take our money and laugh at us for how weak we look in their eyes, while Hillery and Obama think we a buying their respect.
    Check out this Youtube video from an Atlanta TV station called WSB-TV National Disgrace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPNM7OgltqM
    Or research it on Google by typing in “WSB-TV National Disgrace”.
    It is only three minutes long. It will open your eyes to the amazing waste of our money, we borrow money to give to other countries while we are in debt.

  • Bert Cundle

    You mean… We are going to try RESPECT in stead of FEAR?

    • The Bucko

      The article was about cutting foreign aid. My point is when we give $770,000,000 (that’s over 3/4 of a Billion!) to Muslims, to rebuild their Mosques they give thanks to us and walk away and then laugh at us behind our backs for our weakness, it is not and that is not a way to earn their respect.
      And we have to borrow the money to do it! As you know regarding the Debt Ceiling debate, Obama wants to raise taxes so we can keep on doing these foolish things. It’s really hard to find things to CUT?

      • Bert Cundle

        Just $ borrowed from china, who we brought from 1 bowl of rice / 10 hours of work To: $40.00/ Hr. Who now has many of our Engeners,& Teachers.

  • Bert Cundle

    The $ must stop! But Food & Clothing to the REAL NEEDY can come from our citizens Contrubuetions… ( The Way It Should Be…) [ churches!]

  • jopa

    I think we should cut off foreign aid to all countries and start fresh.When America is put back together with all of her tax dollars and if there are any left over then we can take a look at foreign aid.If they think they need foreign aid more than we need our own money, make them prove it.Then we shall decide.

  • js

    END ALL FOREIGN AID. I’m sick and tired of hearing that we either have to raise taxes or make cuts that will hurt the american people. It is ridiculous,unconstitutional, and, illegal for our government to take american money and give it to other countries when we have to borrow money from china. If you want to give money to other countries than give it to them out of your own pocket and get your hands out of mine.

  • http://lives RAYMOND HARBIN

    THERE IS NO LOGIC OR SANE RATIONALE GENERATED FROM AN INTELLIGENT AMERICAN CITIZEN, JUSTIFYING AID TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES, WHEN OUR NATION IS AS BEATEN DOWN AND ECONOMICALLY SICK AS TODAY’S AMERICA.

    THESE LIFELONG FREELOADERS SHOULD SEND AID TO US, FOR A CHANGE.

    THERE ARE TWO VITALLY IMPORTANT AND IMMEDIATE CHANGES THIS COUNTRY MUST MAKE:

    1- STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM ALL COUNTRIES FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO YEARS. THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER’S PAIN BECOMES MORE RELENTLESS AND EXTREME WITH EACH FOREIGNER THAT STAGGERS IN TO OUR REPUBLIC TODAY. OUR PRESENT POLICIES ARE BASED ON THE CLEAREST LIES THAT WE ARE RICH, ECONOMICALLY SUPERB AND DEBTLESS– AND CAN BRING JOBS AND WEALTH TO ALL COMERS.

    2- PUT AN ABSOLUTE CEILING ON ANY EXPENSE INCURRED TO ANY FOREIGN COUNTRY, THAT IS CONSTITUTIONALLY LOCKED-IN TO THE ANNUAL LEVEL OUR TOTAL, GIGANTIC NATIONAL DEBT: WHEN (AND*IF) WE GET THE DEBT UNDER POSITIVE CONTROL, WE CAN THEN DETERMINE IF OUR OWN CONDITION AND ECONOMIC HEALTH IS GOOD ENOUGH TO CONSIDER AID TO OTHERS — AND THEN, ONLY TO THOSE COUNTRIES THAT ARE PATENTLY AND OBVIOUSLY SEEN BY THE AMERICAN VOTERS AS UNMISTAKABLE FRIENDS AND ALLIES TO OUR REPUBLIC.

    ONLY AN ENEMY OF THIS NATION OR AN IMBECILE WOULD DISAGREE.

    • Bert Cundle

      I believe that what is called DEBT — is Money Promised, for Rajeme Changes.

    • Bert Cundle

      RELENTLESS AND EXTREME WITH EACH FOREIGNER THAT STAGGERS IN TO OUR REPUBLIC///////////////\\\\\\\ No No No… They seam to be MARCHING in here With $ to buy our Property from Forelosed Homes. Stores gone belly up!

  • Bert Cundle

    It is called Burglary When Money is Borrowed from S.S. ( Fund that Workers & Bosses Contribute to For Retirement, after a certain age, that NOT ALL Reach!) And want to raise the Borrowing rate, Not Taxes, to pay it back!

    • James

      Bert C., When the Social Security Act was first passed, it was immediately challenged as unconstitutional, because it was assumed that the S.S. Act taxes were set aside, exclusively, for that Act’s benefits. In Court the U.S. Attorney General argued that those taxes flowed into the Treasury like any other tax. The Supreme Court agreed and held the Act constitutional. The so-called separate S.S. Trust Fund has never existed, however, many congressmen still refer to it as though it does.

    • http://lives RAYMOND HARBIN

      BERT, IT IS AN ABSOLUTE CRIME BEFORE GOD AND AGAINST THE SS TAXED:

      IN CRIMINAL CODE IT IS “LARCENY AFTER TRUST”, AND OCCURRING AMONG PLAIN CITIZENS, IT CAN BRING AS MUCH AS 20 YEARS IN THE PEN.

      WHY ARE THE SWINE IN GOVERNMENT ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH IT???

  • James

    If we stopped all foreign aid to nations that are hostile to US, that would include all nations in the Middle East. I like that.

  • John H

    We should stop ALL foreign aid except to Isreal and a very few other nations who have proven their friendship. Most foreign aid does not get to those for whom it is intended but to the power grabbers.

    • James

      John H. There is no constitutional provision for Congress to tax Americans and give it away to foreigners.

  • liz

    ICAM w/you, Wolfsbane. The government needs to go on a MAJOR diet (it’s completely bloated right now with way too many power-hungry czars, etc.), and start living within its means rather than continue it’s destructive policies of reckless spending, borrowing & lending. It needs to stop plain period.

    In addition to what you wrote, please throw out the UN, George Soros & his cronies; get rid of Obamacare; eliminate the IRS & establish a FAIR TAX in its stead; eliminate waste in gov’t programs; put education back in the hands of the states & allow vouchers for educational choice; reinstate DADT & defend marriage (DOMA); allow drilling again (which will create much needed jobs, bring oil & gas prices down & allow us to be self-sufficient again); and throw out the legislation that forces us to replace our lightbulbs with dangerous mercury-laden ones. I’m sure I can come up with more, but these were the first things that came to mind.

  • http://gunner689 gunner689

    What a nove idea; quit supporting our enemies who have sworn to destroy us. GENIUS !!!!!
    Now lets finish the job by kicking the UN back to Europe where it belongs, shut down our borders to all third world immigration, and trade food for oil.

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