Might be a good idea to read the article before making knee-jerk comments. We can’t afford to continue to be Santa to our own, let alone the rest of the world. Sen. Paul clearly calls for aid to questionable countries be eliminated, and only then, to review aid for Israel.
Reducing aid to Israel and not reducing aid to muslim countries is to stab Israel in the back. My comment is not knee jerk, it is serious. STOP giveing money and weapons to Muslims. They are at war with us, they want to kill us all. Giving them weapons is knee-jerk spending.
Glad that Sen. Paul understands giving foreign aid that we dont have away is stupid. But perhaps focusing on our enemies first instead of our friends is beyond obvious.
To some at least.
Good point - and you're right that Senator Paul preconditioned the idea upon first eliminating aid to Israel's (and our) enemies. Just a few years ago, the very same point was made by none other than my hero Benjamin Netanyahu.
Like the crippling dependency of transfer recipients upon the welfare state, Israel's dependency upon American tax dollars limits the sovereignty of the Jewish state to whatever extent Washington allows. Over time, such power has corrupted the benefactor to the point that DC now conditions its aid upon heavy handed micromanagement of Israel's internal affairs. "Take the Queen's shilling, do the Queen's bidding."
It would be healthier if Israel was free to tell Washington to pound sand.
Rand is smarter than his dad and he seems less nuttier too.