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S.C. Sen. Graham fights to save foreign aid programs (Big Government™ RINO Alert)
McClatchy ^ | 2011-10-31 | James Rosen

Posted on 10/30/2011 9:27:57 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who’s taken on tough tasks from immigration reform to climate change, faces another one as he calls for spending billions of dollars overseas on unpopular foreign aid programs that he insists are vital to U.S. national security.

With Congress facing mandatory spending cuts and previously sacrosanct military programs on the chopping block, Graham is trying to protect funding for foreign aid even as most Americans oppose it – 71 percent in a recent poll – and other Republican leaders call for focusing U.S. resources at home.

“It is a tough sell, but you can be pennywise and pound-foolish,” Graham, a Republican from Seneca in his second term, told McClatchy.

“This movement to kind of withdraw from the world is not a viable option,” Graham said. “I advocate military engagement when I think it’s necessary, but really you can get more bang for your buck from civilian programs than you can from military engagement most of the time. You’ve got to have more options than just dropping bombs on people.”

(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
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1 posted on 10/30/2011 9:28:06 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: upchuck

ping!


2 posted on 10/30/2011 9:28:34 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

South Carolina people are the dumbest for keeping this idiot in office. Why are they getting a say in our primaries when they can’t even clean out their garbage. I used to think South Carolina was conservative but with this????? How is it possible that they get respect? South Carolina is a laughing stock.


3 posted on 10/30/2011 9:46:16 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: rabscuttle385

All “foreign aid” goes to cronies in the US who claim to help other countries. These are either in the form of contracts to corporations or in the form of grants for NGOs that “help” other countries by giving them advice. They then claim that the third world dictator is the reason for the poverty as he was corrupt. Sure, they are corrupt but not as corrupt as our senators who make money off the “foreign aid” programs.


4 posted on 10/30/2011 9:53:28 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: napscoordinator

Stupid, stupid, stupid people for ever reelecting this traitor and bum. I will personally boycott any products from SC.


5 posted on 10/30/2011 10:47:23 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: rabscuttle385

South Carolina cannot kick Lindsey Graham out of office soon enough!


6 posted on 10/30/2011 11:31:03 PM PDT by Savage Beast (A backwoods southern lawyer is a safer trustee for your soul than a Washington politician.)
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To: rabscuttle385
That turd needs a blanket party out a twenty story window.
7 posted on 10/31/2011 1:09:45 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Savage Beast

Will someone please find the little boy in his closet


8 posted on 10/31/2011 3:36:09 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: holyscroller

I’m sure the democrats will be happy to have you join them in one of their boycotts. They were already boycotting SC because of the flag when Rep. Joe Wilson called out “You lie” while Obama was lying to a joint session of Congress. They’re fighting tooth and nail to keep industry out of SC. Why don’t you contact them and ask what you can do to help?


9 posted on 10/31/2011 3:53:38 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ăž)
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To: rabscuttle385
1. Why do the rubes of SC keep re-electing this moron?

2. Why do Jews always vote for communists who tried to exterminate them in Russia?

3. Why is it ok for BJ Clinton to get fellated in the Oval Office but Herman Cain can't be elected President?

4. Why is every cable show on TV about alligators eating gazelles?

10 posted on 10/31/2011 4:58:47 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; G.Love; gruntSGT; ...
Linda, you're an idiot. Somebody (Trey Gowdy?) is gonna eat your lunch come 2014.

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Just FReepmail me.


11 posted on 10/31/2011 6:02:39 AM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: napscoordinator

I keep praying SC primaries this guy next year.


12 posted on 10/31/2011 7:48:25 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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