Skip to comments.Lawmakers push to restructure Egypt aid
Posted on 03/20/2013 7:41:58 AM PDT by yoe
Lawmakers have seized upon a domestic spending bill as a chance to tighten controls on how Egypt's Islamist government can use well over $1 billion in military and other aid that Washington sends to Cairo each year.
[snip]Washington provides $1.3 billion per year in military aid to Egypt. The United States also said early this month it would give the country $250 million in budget aid after Mursi promised to make the painful economic reforms necessary to secure an International Monetary Fund loan.
The senators - Rubio, fellow Republicans John McCain, James Inhofe, and Rand Paul, and Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee's State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee - are not pushing to cut the aid.
Leahy and McCain are seeking to ensure the military aid is used for counterrorism, border security or special operations, meeting Egypt's most pressing security needs, not major defense equipment such as F-16 fighter jets or M1 tanks.
[snip]Paul's amendment, co-sponsored by Inhofe, seeks to cut off all assistance to Egypt until Mursi says in English and Arabic that he intends to uphold the Camp David peace accords.
(Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
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Call your elected! NO MORE AID e-v-e-r to countries who burn our flag!
“If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.”
Money is fungible, you morons.
We’re paying jizya.
>Were paying jizya
The islamosickos put all their jizya into the backsides of goats, camels and little kids.
There is no stopping the revolutionaries in charge of the fedgov without some major changes in R “leadership”.
If they don’t stop this muzzie/commie revolution, there will be hell to pay.
THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: "CLERIC CALLS AMERICAN AIDE TO EGYPT TRIBUTE Egyptian cleric says American aid is a mandatory tax" by Adam Kredo (SNIPPET: "This taxpayer aid constitutes a "poll tax" that America must pay to placate the Muslim Brotherhood, according to Khaled Said, a cleric who serves as the official spokesman for the country's Salafi Front, an extremist political party that has called for Islamic law in Egypt.") (March 28, 2013) (Watch Here; Read More )