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House lawmaker blocks $450M in US aid for Egypt
YAHOO! ^ | 9/28/12 | DONNA CASSATA Associated Press

Posted on 09/28/2012 3:20:18 PM PDT by mdittmar

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's plan to transfer $450 million in cash to Egypt hit a roadblock Friday as a top House committee chairwoman blocked the move, saying it warrants further review.

Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, said the State Department had notified Congress of plans to move the money to the new government of President Mohammed Morsi as Cairo struggles economically. The money is part of the nearly $1 billion in debt relief that President Barack Obama had promised Egypt earlier this year.

"This proposal comes to Congress at a point when the U.S.-Egypt relationship has never been under more scrutiny, and rightly so," the chairwoman of the Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations said in a statement. "I am not convinced of the urgent need for this assistance and I cannot support it at this time. ... I have placed a hold on these funds."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dhimmitude; egypt; islam; israel; military
We nedd to place a hold on alot more funds,we're broke!
1 posted on 09/28/2012 3:20:19 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

My eyes must be going. When I first read the headline, I thought it said “Horse lawmaker”. Now that I think about it, horses couldn’t be any worse. Let’s amend the Constitution to let them serve.


2 posted on 09/28/2012 3:23:46 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Dainbramage: “Touchdown Kay Grainger!!! Way to go girl! (/Texas rant)


3 posted on 09/28/2012 3:26:58 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: mdittmar

Thank you, Rep. Kay Granger. Now if they can hold.


4 posted on 09/28/2012 3:28:53 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: mdittmar

Finally, someone showing some good sense.


5 posted on 09/28/2012 3:29:30 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: mdittmar
plans to move the money to the new government ....

The money is part of the nearly $1 billion in debt relief

Am I missing something?

I thought "debt relief" was forgiveness of debt somebody owed us.

If so then no money needs to change hands.

So why is money changing hands?

6 posted on 09/28/2012 3:31:16 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Americans should sure use that cash infusion.


7 posted on 09/28/2012 3:33:23 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: mdittmar

Showing the world once again why TEXAS is the center of the damn universe! Block ANY funds going to Egypt and any damn where else that isn’t a strong supporter of the USA.


8 posted on 09/28/2012 3:33:37 PM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: mdittmar

Three cheers for Kay Granger. But she can’t do it alone. Will Boner back her? I very much doubt it.

But we can always hope. Half a billion dollars to aid our worst enemies, in a country whose economy Obama helped wreck, and from a country that is drowning in debt?

Aid for Muslim terrorists to destroy Israel and kill Americans? Only Obama . . . or Jimmy Carter . . . or maybe Boner. I hope not the last.


9 posted on 09/28/2012 3:44:51 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mdittmar
At least one politician knows that we shouldn't give the moslum brotherhood money to fund the jihad against us. We have idiots in our government who are pushing us into bankruptcy by spending on stupid things like financing our enemies.
10 posted on 09/28/2012 3:48:17 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: mdittmar

Hmm, she appears to be a classic RINO, just waiting for her cut to give Hussein what he wants.

Republican for Choice, voted first and last to raise the debt ceiling, voted Yes for TARP.

I’ll bet Boehner tries to work out a “compromise” with her.

She did say this three months after Deathcare, but more than two years ago:

“It has been three months to the day since President Obama’s Health Care bill was signed into law. The American people are still angry and their voices have been heard in the halls of Congress. They did not want this bill. The American people are continuing to learn about the consequences of the legislation and the broken promises from the administration. Higher taxes, fewer personal coverage choices, and government mandates are now reality. I will continue to fight for Texans and continue to push back against this dangerous bill.”


11 posted on 09/28/2012 3:49:01 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Hmm, also saw this:

“Kay Granger voted yes to the continuing resolution that funds Obamacare to the tune of 105 billion dollars.”

Bet she’s waiting for a kickback to OK the cash to Hussein’s muslim buddies in Egypt.


12 posted on 09/28/2012 3:51:43 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: mdittmar

The U.S. should withdraw all funding for any countries who are already known to be hostile to the United States.

If we have to have a Foriegn Aide Program,We should give it to people who are friendly toward us.


13 posted on 09/28/2012 3:56:17 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Maybe she is afraid of losing her job.


14 posted on 09/28/2012 3:58:30 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: bicyclerepair

There is no cash infusion. There is no cash. It’s all lines in a ledger. We’re broke. We have more going out than we have coming in.

They’re basically printing money to deliver to a bank to convert to Egyptian currency. It’s a shell game.


15 posted on 09/28/2012 4:05:57 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Irenic
Hope it sticks,

from March 2012,

Clinton to let military aid to Egypt continue

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will allow U.S. military aid to Egypt to continue despite Cairo's failure to meet pro-democracy conditions...

Clinton is using a provision in the law that allows her to waive those conditions on national security grounds. Leahy said this sends the wrong signal to the Egyptian military, which has ruled the country since Mubarak was ousted.

"The Egyptian military should be defending fundamental freedoms and the rule of law, not harassing and arresting those who are working for democracy," Leahy said.

16 posted on 09/28/2012 4:07:08 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: puppypusher

You assume Islamic homogenity that doesn’t exist

Barack et al are more dangerous enemies than Egypt. San Francisco is more dangerous than Cairo


17 posted on 09/28/2012 4:19:33 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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Christians 'flee Egypt town after death threats'
18 posted on 09/28/2012 4:30:25 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: mdittmar

“Maybe she is afraid of losing her job.”

Boehner doesn’t seem too worried about losing his.


19 posted on 09/28/2012 4:31:13 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: mdittmar

I think not giving the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization, any US funds, is a very good move.

Thing is, will this hold or is it a joke?


20 posted on 09/28/2012 4:34:40 PM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

Big Media will not be happy with her by tomorrow, unless this is all for show...

Another day, another distraction from Hussein’s many failures.


21 posted on 09/28/2012 4:39:28 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: mdittmar

Yaaaaay!!!


22 posted on 09/28/2012 5:13:17 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: mdittmar

Well bless her heart.


23 posted on 09/28/2012 5:58:01 PM 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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To: treetopsandroofs

“...she appears to be a classic RINO...”

Good call, IMHO. Granger is former democrat mayor of Ft. Worth where she was somewhat liberal. When she ran for Congress, she changed her spots in order to run in a Conservative district(this is the way Conservatism is watered down). Her ACU life rating is 87, if she were a great Conservative “ala” Louie Gohmert, it ought to be up around 95+, IMHO. I consider her another Kay Bailey Hutchison type....but, nevertheless, that’s better than any ‘rat.


24 posted on 09/30/2012 12:17:05 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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