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McCain: U.S. Aid To Pakistan Must Come With Strings Attached

December 7, 2011 by  

McCain: U.S. Aid To Pakistan Must Come With Strings Attached

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that the billions of dollars in U.S. aid to Pakistan must come with conditions, as he suggested oversight for funding for the Asian country following the recent developments in the region, The Associated Press reported.

According to the news outlet, McCain is the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, which helps to provide oversight for the money to Pakistan, and he noted that the country should show it is working to “prevent the needless deaths of young Americans.”

The comments from the Senator came as frustration is growing in Congress, due to the alleged connections between Pakistan’s intelligence outfit and anti-American insurgents, the AP reported.

According to the news outlet, the relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan has become more strained since NATO airstrikes allegedly killed 24 Pakistani troops located on the Afghanistan border.

Pakistan’s Federal Finance Minister Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said that there has been no change in U.S. economic assistance, but noted that the country needs to limit foreign help to become more sustainable.

“We want to increase trade and investment with the world which is the only sustainable way to economic progress,” the minister said, reported The Express Tribune.

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  • sean murrey ILLIniois

    i say no more money to our so called friend.

    • RockyRoad

      McCain… Whenever I hear his name only one word comes to mind, traitor.

      I am ashamed to admit I voted for him. Sadly my two choices were him or Obama. Hmm must choose the lesser of the two evils.

      Who here also heard about his (McCiain) anti American bill he tried to pass that Rand Paul saved us from?

      The bill stated that if you have over 7 days of food or ammo you could be arrested for being a terrorist.

      • eddie47d

        Senate Bill 1867 passed 2 days ago. Paul Rand did vote against it yet his efforts failed. This Defense Bill now goes to the House.

        • budman

          eddie47d: It will be interesting how the House of Representatives votes on this. I would hope they have more common sense than those in the Senate.
          As for Pakistan; this country has never been a friend much less an ally of ours. Congress shouldn’t even consider further aid to them and as far as them being essential for security in that area in pure bull. They are the enemy. If they want an ally they can trust, look to India. They probably would not be ask for aid either. We have thrown billions to an enemy and our Congress and this administration are to dumb to recognize this. Pakistan’s leaders have secretly fed information to the enemy for years and responsible for the death of many of our troops in Afghanistan and another country that is not our friend or true ally. If they had the brains to know this, many lives and billions would not have been wasted. Their problem is they apparently do not put much time into the study of other governments or if they do, how could they have missed the fact turmoil, instability and ethnic division has existed there longer than the history of this country. Apparently politics and reason do not mix.

      • MilitaryPatriot

        You know, you have to keep in mind that these rose colored glasses politicians don’t go to the super market; and if they talked to their wives, they would understand that most normal households shop for at least a weeks supply of food. I do, because I hate shopping, so I try and shop for at least a week and a half. None of McCains’ business, how much ammo I have on hand. I voted for him also, because it was the lesser of the two evils. I believe the Viet-Con got to him while he was a POW. This man is such a turn coat. And to think, his state sent him back again last Nov. What were they thinking. He needs to keep his mouth shut.
        No one listens to him anyway. Evey time I hear him or see him, I laugh my self silly. It comes to mind to tell him, get a life and retire. Go tell your communist daughter how to live.

        • budman

          MilitaryPatriot: Sometimes, I wonder if McCain was brainwashed by the Viet Cong while being a prisoner because some of his views are just plain nuts and you wonder who side he is on. Who really knows what effect his time in prison had on him or what happened there. The subconscious can be a mystery as experienced by myself.

          I wrote a book last year and part of it involved being in Viet Nam during the Tet Offensive. Before writing the book, I felt I had come out of that country with nothing more serious than a skin condition and a problem with stuttering. When I began to write specifically about my time there, I broke down and could not continue for several days. The realization was that the pent up feelings I had about the experiences in Viet Nam came rushing out and I was unable to control it. Today, I feel more comfortable with everything as a result. My story is titled “It Started & Ended” and available online and in book stores like Barnes & Noble. I am not trying to push the book here, just to let you know if you were there or others, it may help as it did me. The editor of the book has two best sellers. He was impressed with the content and flow of it so it not a thrown together piece of junk. The book would never have happened were it not for him and my bother in law who asked me to write it. I am more thankful to them for giving me my life back than having the opportunity of writing a book.

      • madog2

        If we are broke why do we keep sending billions of dollars in aide to these oil rich countries that hate us as evil? As for as the liberal leaning supposedly republicans such as Mccain Grahamm and others they should be run out of Washington.

      • Ron

        Everybody that voted on that Bill needs to be VOTED OUT…

      • Evelyn Levine

        Why ever would you hate the sound of his name? The senate has done nothing since Obama has been in office as they have had a majority in the Senate so there was not one thing a Republican could do. Don’t waste your feelings on nothing.

    • Greg

      Couldn’t agree more.

    • Jamie

      If that’s how the US treat their friends (killing Pakistani troops with drones) – I’d hate to see how you treat your enemies!

      • http://naver samurai

        Mistakes are made all the time, since we are only human. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Ron

        Same way …Kill em all let GOD sort ‘em out!

      • chipshot

        Stick around. I think you will soon see exactly how the establishment treats their “conceived” enemies.

      • Bob M

        By what stretch of the imagination could Pakistan be considered our freind?

        • Call it the way it is

          Let’s call it the way it is. This is a business deal. The American people need to decide, did we get the best deal we could for the money we are shelling out or should we shop elsewhere. We want airspace to fly over and access to a part an Afghanistan that is remote. We would also like to control their Nuc Capability just a little as well. Why? The Asian peninsula is growing and we sell tons of our Chinese made goods (sorry typical American workers) in that regions as well as higher tech stuff like medical equipment, etc…. still made in the US. Yes, bad people live there with good people. I happen to work with some Pakistanis who hate those individuals and have come to the US for that reason. One peer in particular tells the story of him as a youth, he had a man (bad guy) point a gun at his dads head and only because a local he didn’t even know vouched for him, his dad did not get shot and let them go. The whole family escaped to England! So the question is do we take the bad with the good or do we shop for another deal.

          Just so it is in perspective, those billions equate to tens and hundreds of billions in GDP. Those that make that additional GDP contribute to McCain’s campaign. They do not want to lose those markets or that GDP growth. McCain in turn tries to get congress to make a better tougher deal that is more palatable to the American people and give the perception he is fighting for Americans. Appealing to the Patriot with a hard line stance makes the extra bucks you and I fork out a little more palatable and hopefully will get him re-elected as a Patriot. And if all goes well, the Patriot will not relate the GDP to politician campaign portion and think it is all about American Security.

    • JC

      McCain: U.S. Aid To Pakistan Must Come With Strings Attached

      ALL Foreign Aid comes with strings attached. Which is exactly why we shouldn’t be doing it…let alone the fact that we can’t afford it.

      • Jim Groom

        Don’t forget that foreign aid represents much less than 1% of our national budget. Approximately .25 cents per day for each American citizen. We are ranked 16th and last among the wealthy nations by % of aid vs GDP. Most goes to allies compared to poorer countries that could certainly use help.

        • chipshot

          Remember the old saying: Charity begins at home? Keep in mind that the foreign aid costs us nothing since it is going to be repaid by our children’s children.
          Wasn’t that similar to a concept used to justify the Revolutionary War? Taxation without representation.
          Foreign aid is insane when the country is technically broke already.

    • Jack

      I aggree

  • Barry E. Nall

    Yawn. He’s repeating something that was a lot more bold when Rick Perry uttered it.

    His inept 2008 campaign, and his pandering in 2010 to retain his seat have made him irrelevant. For just the amount of time it took McCain to defeat J.D. Hayworth, he became a stalwart Border Warrior.

    I wish McCain would retire, and let AZ appoint someone decent to his seat.

    • Jack

      Yes and he is the one that drafted the bill that put our freedom and rights at the whim of the military.

      • fordman

        I can’t wait till I can vote this SOB out of office. There was nobody worth voting for in 2008 so I didn’t vote that year.

  • Jimmy

    If Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, want continued support from the United States
    our people should have a safe environment to work in. If not cut off foreign aid, and let them do their own work. Especially Saudi Arabia. Build the pipe line from Canada to the Gulf States for friendly oil sands from our neighbor there.

    • David in MA

      Your joking, right?
      Show me a safe enviroment in a combat area.
      The job description of a solder by the fact of being a solder is not a safe enviroment, unless your one of those who joioned for the schooling or those who never see the outside of the canteen during daylight.
      “Damn, I don’t want to go to Vietnem, I only joined for the school benefits” OH! How many times i’ve heard that. Now, it carriees over into the current conflict America is involved in!
      FN WOOSIES!!!

      • Centurion

        Dude! The safe environment is back here at home, defending our country rather than engaging in “nation building,” trying to force other people to adopt what we think is good for them. If there is no combat zone, the troops will be safe. And, if we stop going to war to support global corporatist interests, fewer of our soldiers will be maimed or killed. Bring them home. I suspect we may need them here before the global financial mess is over.

        • Bob from SoCal

          I agree, the globalists are setting up their dominoes, getting ready to push them over. The countries that are not in with the globalists are being dismantled and new more agreeable leaders are being installed. They will bring about chaos to establish their “New World Order”.

    • madog2

      If we ever get the pipe line I would like to see ocommie his administration, puslosi,Reid and the rest of the crooked freaks in Washington be sent through the pipe with the first oil.

    • Lost in Paradise

      I have a better idea. Kick Iraqi’s and Afghans out, and tell them it is now ours. We now own the oil, and any mineral wealth.

      • Bob from SoCal

        We don’t need to do that. We already have enough oil and natural gas here to supply the U.S. for the next five hundred years. We just need to get it out of the ground. The Oil Executives are playing us. And we are letting them.

        • chipshot

          Yeah Bob. Like the environmental wackos and politicians have nothing to do with our “energy policy”? Where have you been for the last 100 years?

          • robert

            chipshot, the politicians ARE oil execs. and the enviros, politicos, and execs are all making deals with each other. they dont really give a crap about the rest of us, just about control.

  • JB

    No “gift” ever got anybody anything – except the increasing expectation of more!
    Anybody requiring asistance must be obliged to some kind of return on investment. Nothing in this world is “free” – and this nation has been so inattentive and so lax that we now receive nothing, including respect, for our efforts to “provide”. We are guilty of attempting to only “buy” ! ! !
    The result has been unaffordable “throwaway”

    • eddie47d

      Agreed and there should be strings attached no matter what country we are dealing with. Even in places like Haiti which receives “friendly” aid for disaster relief. Now we shouldn’t be in the business of forcing government out but certainly we should demand reforms. Corruption,poverty and over burdened populations keep us coming back to these countries and they never seem to change. I’m not against foreign aid but it does feel like our pockets are being picked.

      • Centurion

        There should be no strings because there should be no aid! We “pay” our own bills with borrowed money that doesn’t really exist and then throw cash at everyone else in the naive hope that we can bribe them to do our bidding? Stop the madness. Just like Welfare creates dependency, so does foreign aid. Wonder why Haiti can never stand on its own? It because they never have to! We give them fish rather than teaching them to fish or even letting them figure it out or starve. We pay money to countries that either use it to offset their own responsibilities (Japan, Korea) so that they can outcompete our own businesses in the market without having to tax and spend for their own defense. We pay money to countries and even warlords that is used to buy weapons to kill our own soldiers. As far was I’m concerned, foreign aid is treason.

        • Jim Groom

          Absolutely correct about welfare creating dependency. Just look at industrial farming subsidies, billions to big oil and loan guarantees to the nuke industry. Let’s start the savings at home and cut those billions from the budget, increase the revenue stream into the treasury and spend the money at home putting our citizens to work. Let the countries we have flattened re-build themselves.

          • Bob from SoCal

            I agree, we need to take care of our house first. Then if any is left in reserve we can think about charity.

  • jfeed

    How about giving me and 1000′s of others hear in the good old US that need AID I am on disabilty $465 try to live on that

  • Bluff Rat

    Stop all foreign aid and quit supporting the United Nations, and the world will be better off. You can’t buy friends and the United States needs to remain a soveriegn nation.

    • David in MA


    • Lorna Rudnikas

      Yes, yes, lets try it and see how it works out!!!!

    • http://naver samurai

      Agreed. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • http://personallibertydigest NONCOMFORMIST


    • RockyRoad

      Dear Nonconformist,

      *tips hat to you sir*

      Did you notice how the mainstream media was silent for this?

      • Brian

        I noticed…I wouldn’t even have heard about it except for being on ‘non-traditional’ sites!

    • Lorna Rudnikas

      Scary isn’t it. Who woulda thunk it??

  • Linda

    He’s the product of voters in AZ. It’s their fault he’s in there.

  • David in MA

    Pakastan is playing all sides, just like obozo. Anyhow, good, bad or indifferent, to this NATURAL BORN citizen voter, McCain is no longer credable.

    • T-Texas

      AS an Vet I respect McCain but as a leader in the senate or representative of the American people he needs to go home and retire.He can no longer think with a clear mind.

  • evie

    I don’t think we should give any aid to Pakistan. They have pocketed money and it did not go to the right places. Even though Michelle Bockman says we need to be “nice to them because they have a nuclear weapon – so what we should not show fear of another nation. I believe we need to cut them off. They housed Bin Laden for years and surely they knew he was there, there are lies told to us from their dignitaries and they are not really our friends, they only want our money. Our $’s need to be kept at home, and we need to get out of the Middle East, as they will never be at peace with one another. We have enough natural resources here to energize our own needs, we don’t need the mid-east. Now, Iran is starting! Is there ever any end to mid-east issues? I say, keep our $’s at home where we need it, open up our own energy sources and stop playing games with these foreign mid-eastern countries and handing them millions of dollars that just seem to disappear. They aren’t security risks, only if we make them. We need to show our strength rather than our dependency on these countries, that is why we are being taken to the cleaners by all of them. Let’s get our own country back on top and show our strength rather than our weakness and paying for what – someone to pocket our $’s and we don’t get a thing from them, but more wars? I don’t think that is what our nation wants to project that we “need them” We help them rebuild their countries, how about rebuilding our own with the dollars given to them. I can see helping nations who are poor and need help, but these countries we are supporting heavily with our dollars is getting us no where. We are not a country that is afraid, we are a country of strength, let’s project that

    • chipshot

      I fully agree we should not be giving foreign aid to Pakistan. Further, we should not be giving foreign aid to ANY COUNTRY. That is the first cut we should make to get to a balanced budget.
      How can we be passing out money to other countries when we (actually, our Children’s Children’s great grandchildren) will be taxed to pay the debt we have already. This is insane. If we could not just print fiat currency this would not be possible. Eliminate the fed and we eliminate MOST of the problems we now have.

      • karel Eekels

        Don’t you understand that our financial assistance to these Pakistanis is their only source of income?

        • Helen2

          KAREL; You are wrong on that. If you check with Wikopedia you will find: The structure of the Pakistani economy has changed from a mainly agricultural base to a strong service base. Agriculture now only accounts for roughly 20% of the GDP, while the service sector accounts for 53% of the GDP.[110] Significant foreign investments have been made in several areas including telecommunications, real estate and energy.[111][112] Other important industries include apparel and textiles (accounting for nearly 60% of exports), food processing, chemicals manufacture, and the iron and steel industries.[In addition they list tourism as one of their industries. Besides, there are people here in our own country that need help with finances. We have homeless people and children going hungry. We need to help our own people first.

          • http://naver samurai

            Let’s not forget the oil they sell. They make money from that. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • JC

        Out of the park, chipshot! :)

      • Jim Groom

        Chipshot. Are you aware that the total amount of foreign aid from the United States represents less than 1% of our budget? If you cut all of it, forgetting that most goes to our allies, you will be cutting virtually nothing from the deficit. There are far better ways to cut the deficit without pulling the covers over our heads and pretending that we have no financial responsibilities in the world.

    • T-Texas

      We need to reacess all of our aid to all countries except Israel.The one’s that voted against us in the UN should be cut off for ever.

      • 45caliber

        I have little problem with true ‘foreign aid’ in that it is aid for a specific purpose such as tsunami aid. But just giving the various countries money? Why?

        I once said I’d like to get an island and get the UN to recognize it as a new country – with only me as an inhabitant. I could collect a minimum of $10 mil a year from the US and never do a thing. I think many of these countries exist solely for that reason.

        To be honest, I doubt if Israel really needs the money any more although I do support it. I feel that any people have a right to exist. The Arabs insist they don’t. That gives them my favor right there.

    • Lorna Rudnikas

      Ahhh yes, just imagine a future for our wonderful country if we need aid….any thoughts about how long it will take for us to receive it???

  • David Ozanne

    Stop all foreign aid and we can balance our budget, meet the needs of US citizens and make the world a better place for us. Even Israel would not need our aid, or any other friendly nation for that matter, as their enemies would not have the money from us to make life miserable for them. Without our aid all these despots around the world would fold in no time.

    • chipshot

      Despots? Including the ones in the district of corruption?

    • Lorna Rudnikas

      Agree with you theory!!

    • JC

      You’re right David. And did you know that the Camp David Peace Accord has us giving Egypt the same amount of money we give Israel?
      And we feed the rest of the Middle East with cash so they don’t get mad about us giving money to Egypt and Israel…
      Is this starting to sound a little screwed up yet?

      This is exactly what Geo. Washington talked about in his farewell address:

      “In the execution of such a plan, nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest. Antipathy in one nation against another disposes each more readily to offer insult and injury, to lay hold of slight causes of umbrage, and to be haughty and intractable, when accidental or trifling occasions of dispute occur. Hence, frequent collisions, obstinate, envenomed, and bloody contests. The nation, prompted by ill-will and resentment, sometimes impels to war the government, contrary to the best calculations of policy. The government sometimes participates in the national propensity, and adopts through passion what reason would reject; at other times it makes the animosity of the nation subservient to projects of hostility instigated by pride, ambition, and other sinister and pernicious motives. The peace often, sometimes perhaps the liberty, of nations, has been the victim.”

      I say we need to get back to the Constitution
      and back to some justice.

  • momplayer

    I really glad to hear that my tax dollars are going to finance some WACKOS nuclear bomb program while americans are living on the street.

  • martin

    Who listens to this bag of wind anymore. Time for him to retire!!!!!!!!!

    • chipshot

      Mentally he has not only retired, he is dead!

  • cleareyes

    Are all you people asleep or is it you are as dumb as he is!
    Pakistan is in the MIDEAST!! Not A ASIAN Country!
    Another “L” DUMBO .

    • Lost in Paradise

      I do believe Pakistan and India are part of ASia. Get your self a map, or look online. You will be surprised at the size of what is called Asia.

  • cleareyes

    Oh by the way, I’m moving Arizona, And I will Help to Vote him out!!!!!!

  • James

    First, thee is no constitutional provision for Congress to tax Americans then give it to foreigners – foreign aid violates the Constitution. And when the United States is in a recession, which will in my opinion get worse, foreign aid amounts to treason. Foreign aid to Pakistan is especially onerous because they provided a safe haven for Osama bin Laden, for six years, and when the Taliban in Afghanistan needs a break, they simply retreat to Pakistan.

  • 45caliber

    When Pakistan has made it so clear that they do not support the US and dislike us, why are we giving them aide at all? After all, we are having to borrow that money just to give it to them! Let’s not bother to borrow it in the first place.

    • Lorna Rudnikas

      Sounds infinitely sensible to me!!

    • James

      45cal. The reason given by the feds is that Pakistan has provided the U.S. with landing sites and storage facilities, which we use to supply our armed forces in the Middle East. The fact that Pakistan has provided the Taliban with safe havens, and housed bin Laden, for 8 years according to Newt Gingrich, suggests that our foreign aid has paid for, at leasst, some of that. Osama bin Laden was a very wealthy Saudi Arabian, who received tens of millions of dollars, annually, from the Saudis. Hence, our addiction to Saudi oil, is financing our enemies there.

    • Lost in Paradise

      I think it is mostly so we can use their realestate for a base, and launch aircraft.

  • bill

    This video is pertinent to this thread (Pakistan) so have a look and decide for yourself:

  • C. R.

    Sorry, McCain, but get Pakistan’s and every other country’s hand out of OUR pocket. Our first need is America and not supporting their wars, killings, corruption, etc. You need to retire and get in touch with the American people and the real world and life we lead and forget about supporting countries that hate us! Especially now with Afghanistan and Africa. Close our bases and bring OUR people home to protect our homeland and, above all, their lives.

    • chipshot

      Unfortunately he will retire a multi-multi-millionaire on a $200,000 salary from your tax dollars and live happily ever after.

  • DavidL

    McCain, who graduated at the bottom of his taxpayer paid military college education (welfare), believes we should attach strings to American aid. What an amazing grasp of the obvious.

  • kyl

    After climbing into bed with Carl Levin and co-writing S.1867, I’M NOT INTERESTED IN ANYTHING THIS FREEDOM HATING SCUMBAG HAS TO SAY! THIS EXPOSES MCCAIN FOR WHO AND WHAT HE REALLY IS! War hero my ass. Looks as though the commies got to him after all and brainwashed him into being a sleeper agent, like in that movie with Donald Pleasance where the trigger phrase “Miles to go before you sleep” activated the entranced agents to fulfill their mission. How else could this be explained?

    Ron Paul 2012: Our last, best, and only hope.

  • ROGER, Canadian Libertarian

    NO Western Country,including the U.S, should be “giving” aid to ANY country. It should be left to the FREE Market…oops I forgot the “Free Market” NEVER was and what we did have, has been destroyed….So lets say it this way…..Only NGO’s, Charities, individuals and Businesses should be involved in “investment” of ANY kind ANYWHERE!!!

    Too late for that I guess

  • s c

    McHorse’s rump must have spent a fortune getting specialists to install a removable spine in his back. This is the same guy who went out of his way to be a braindead, pc robot and not attack Obummer the same way utopians attack everyone who runs against their ‘gods.’
    Tine for you to go, McCain. It’s way to late to make sense now. You had your chance to stand up and do the right thing. You weren’t even in the last election, were you?
    You used the wrong notebook, McCain. You should have used Reagan’s notes, NOT Perot’s.

  • brianS

    The USA government, no matter who is in power, are useless. How many times have they supported countries and then find that they hate the USA and are funding terrorists. USA deserves the government they get as the people are as spineless as the politicians they put in.

    • Lost in Paradise

      You are only part correct. Americans still believe in the liberty, and government for the people,and by the people Fairy. They do not realize there is no such thing as a government for the people, and by the people anymore. It is all a rue, and a way to control the masses. Americans really believe all the lies that are told to them, by the politicians. Hook Line, and Sinker. Oh, I forgot the bobber.

  • Ken

    That’s not surprising from McCain who also has a string attached because he’s a giant tampon.

  • Rosco1776

    McCain = POS
    Pull ALL foreign aid!

    Ron Paul 2012 or BU$T !!


    McCain is a fool. Unfortunately, he has a lot of company.

    Pakistan is an Islamic dictatorship. The Qur’an forbids Muslims from “befriending” infidels (non-Muslims).

    Under Islamic law, being allied with an infidel country at war with another Islamic state is right up there with apostasy which carries with it an immediate death penalty.

    The west in general, and the U.S. in particular, is the singularly most important target for Islamic conquest and enslavement.

    Every dollar we give Pakistan is an arrow in their quiver that they will send directly into our heart.

    Break off all trade and contact with these Muslim monsters and expel all Muslims (soldiers of Islam) from the U.S.

    • Lost in Paradise

      I will second that Idea, and you are totally correct. No matter what we are told, we cannot afford to believe ANYTHING from a muslim or islam.

      I see them ranting on Youtube, that god willing,we will install Shiria law in America. As it stands now, they are being very succesful indeed.

  • dan

    They are our enemies. Why give them anything?

  • dan

    They are the enemy. The money we give them goes for weapons to be used on us.

  • daniel

    McCain makes me sick. I what I have to say about him would only get me banned.

  • http://explorer Scout

    Hell, we just gave Pakistan 12 billion to build the worlds largest dam……….

    • Lost in Paradise

      As long as I get a plaque on that damn, as a donator, I’m ok with it. The Hell I’am.

  • Norman Dvorak

    I say that until and when our deficit is back in the black, all of our Veterans and soldiers are taken care of physically, mentally and financially’ every person in the United States is living above poverty level, our infrastructure is sound that everyone’s tax dollars stays in our Country and no money goes outside the Country to help or aid anyone. Take care of number one first, America and Americans, then we’ll consider helping others.

  • Captain Shays

    I have gotten to the point with McInsane that whatever he says I am inclined to support just the opposite.

  • justme

    OMG Ken, you said what I was thinking!!!
    Anyway, I did some reading up on ole Johnny the other night, as I’m disgusted with him re:NDAA.
    What a skank this guy is. I’d heard questionable stories, but what I read convinced me. Now I have to go the VFW and tell that ex District dude what a blow job his boy is…

  • justme

    Hey guys, I didn’t read the whole of NDAA, so I’m wondering, has anyone else seen what Rocky Road stated? Not that I’m trying to bash you Rocky, quite the opposite. I need as much info as possible to relay to some of my friends who get their news off the tube. When I told them the other day about NDAA, their response was “It’s for the terrorists.”

  • bruce

    I am tired of these polititians making us slave away to give away money! I say lets give them this traitor without strings so I can go home to my town grinning ear to ear. Who knows maybe I will be elected to take this hudlums place in Government. Oh, send his witch with him also, we dont need any of that lucifer worship! Lets hurry up and get our crises over with so we can take back our Country and send away the criminals that have fooled us all these years.

    • Lost in Paradise

      So let us citizens organize, and take it all from them. We have that right to do just this. It is in our founding documents. Are there any brave men and women, like our founders left???

  • Joe Bellisario

    Where is all this money coming from? Are we borrowing from China just so we can then give the funds to other countries like Pakistan? Are we trying to portray a healthy economic situation when we all know that the country is in debt to ‘our’ eyeballs? By continuing to increase are national debt, we are getting closer and closer to complete economic failure.

  • http://personallibertydigest not fooled

    http://WWW.Call for sign the petition Free Asia Bibi.You can learn more about asia and her family by going to Bless to anyone who checks this out.

  • Kevin

    McCain would make a great NAZI. He would make Hitler look like an angel. Next he will pass a bill requiring video camera in every bedroom and retnal scans to take a dump in your own bathroom.

  • Ann Wilson Kingsley

    The Pakistanis, many of them Radical-Muslims, are known to hate the United States, so need to just stop the foreign aid, and stay away from them. Pakistan and India are Socialist to the core, India a state with Radicalized-Hindus and Pakistan, a state with Radicalized-Muslims. Wall Street calls nations like these 2 states and Russia “emerging nations”. This New Speak is a joke because they are the nations that will never emerge, cannot ever emerge because of socialist corruption. Prosperity does not follow socialism; poverty follows socialism.

  • David in MA

    The meek mouse while running for prez., now a wise guru, well wise guru, retire and disappear, you are not credable!

    There must be no aid to pakasta, and for the matter, to no other country (like china, we borrow from them and then give it back as aid, who’s the dummy here)

  • Mike

    Pakistan doesn’t deserve any free money from anybody and this country cannot afford to go around bribing foreigners with money we don’t have.
    This butt clown McTraitor needs to shut up and have a heart attack, he deserves it.

    RON PAUL, RON PAUL, RON PAUL the only honest politician and the only answer to crap like this.

  • David A McElroy

    If friendship must be purchased, it is neither genuine nor worthy. As Ron Paul would say, let’s not send foreign aid to any country. In that circumstance, our real friends would stand apparent. We can’t afford the massive bribery and fraud involved in foreign aid anyway!

  • John

    This is amazing when Ron Paul suggest stopping or putting conditions on the funds republicans call him isolationist it is time for these type funds to be pulled back america has many more pressing needs than pakistan!

  • george

    No money for the United Nations and no money for anyone that the US Constitution has not authorized us to pay. Get it?? No Foreign Aid!! Start doing what WE THE PEOPLE tell you to do. vote all out that do not follow the Constitution.

  • Patti

    We have a $15 trillion debt… why are we sending billions to Pakistan? They are not our friends.

  • Cayla MK

    For once I can say something nice about a Republican Neo-NAZI so called proXlifer Reagon supporter and over deregulator of the economy; tax and spender. If we haved to pay you for your friendship we.need not trust you.

    As far as giving in to isolattionist as Bush41 would say, that is not prudent.

  • Bob M

    U.S. aid to Pakistan must come with strings attached; DUH!!! All foreign aid should come with strings attached. It is insane to hand over billions of dollars without knowing what it is to be used for, and to not make certain that it is being spent as intended.
    In the case of Pakistan, what do we expect to get for our money? Are we trying to buy friendship, a loyal ally, if so it ain’t happening. All we are doing is propping up an enemy state that is stabbing us in the back even as we are handing them the check.
    As a nation we are tapped out, broke, no money. What, about this is so hard for our leaders to understand? For far too long we have been throwing foreign aid money around, in an attempt to influence the policies and loyalties of foreign governments, I don’t see where it has bought us very much. It’s time to take a long hard look at all this spending, ask what we expect for the money, what is the likelihood we will get what we paid for, and above all what can we expect from our so called friends in the future. I will bet that if we take an honest and objective look at this spending we will end up with billions if not trillions of dollars that our politicians can then waste somewhere else


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