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House Panel Tackling State Dept., Foreign Ops Bill This Morning
U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 17, 2012 | Steve Peacock

Posted on 05/17/2012 9:27:32 AM PDT by Steve Peacock

The House Appropriations Committee this morning is marking up the FY2013 State, Foreign Operations, and Other Programs bill. Some cuts are proposed, and yet much stays the same. The so-called Drug War, to cite one example, will continue unabated, as the following committee statement indicates:

The Committee recommendation restores reductions proposed in the request for key countries in Latin America. The Committee believes it is critical to continue robust support for counternarcotics and law enforcement efforts, as well as assistance for rule of law and judicial reform activities in Mexico, Colombia, Central America, and the Caribbean to fight drug trafficking and violent crime before it reaches the borders of the United States. The security and stability of these neighbors directly affects the United States.

Taking away opportunities for the murderous drug lords across the hemisphere (i.e.: decriminalization of drugs) is not an option on the table. More multi-billion counternarcotics operations contracts on the horizon.

To view the hearing, go to the committee website.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: appropriations; foreignoperations

1 posted on 05/17/2012 9:27:47 AM PDT by Steve Peacock
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To: Steve Peacock

Just FYI, the committee just rejected an amendment that Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) introduced to restore “family planning” funds that the committee bill had proposed to reduce.

I will try throughout the day to update via FR various developments at the meeting. Tens of billions of our tax dollars potentially are at stake here. Sadly, though, there will be some cuts in the end, but not enough to make a major difference on out wallets.

If you have Twitter, I’ll be doing most of my updating via that tool. @tradeaidmonitor


2 posted on 05/17/2012 9:38:55 AM PDT by Steve Peacock
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To: Steve Peacock

” The Committee believes it is critical to continue robust support for counternarcotics and law enforcement efforts, as well as assistance for rule of law and judicial reform activities in Mexico, Colombia, Central America, and the Caribbean to fight drug trafficking and violent crime before it reaches the borders of the United States. The security and stability of these neighbors directly affects the United States.”


Well of course, who could argue with this as the WOD has been so effective after how many years? Since 1971 I believe.

We are now 100% devoid of illegal drugs because the WOD run by a government, which succeeds in just about everything they do, has been so successful. /sarc

So just how long do we allow the feds to waste OUR money since after 41+ years NOTHING has been accomplished. Pretty long effen war would you not agree?

I detest illegal drugs and the sub-human filth who traffic in it and use them. Let them kill themselves. Just pass a law which prohibits any taxpayer money from being used to help or assist anyone who has self inflicted themselves in some manner with illegal drugs.

The State Dept, needs to have its funding cut to bare minimum and just maybe we can force the communist rats employed there to leave.

NO foreign aid. No need to apologize to any country it is just we are broke and cannot continue until we build up our reserves.

NO funding of the UN for the exact same reason.


3 posted on 05/17/2012 9:48:08 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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