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To: College Repub
Don't you think Israel deserves a few million more (than Egypt)?

We give Egypt $2 billion a year...and I object to this hand-out, too. But Israel doesn't get a few million more, Israel gets a few billion more...all told, about $5 billion per year when everything is lumped in together. But why does Israel "deserve" more...or anything at all?

Incidently, do you know why we give Egypt $2 billion per year? At Camp David, we had to "buy" the "peace treaty" between those two, because Egypt would lose its hand-out from our great ally Saudi Arabia. (But at least Saudi Arabia's so-called friendship is somewhat free -- we just pay for the oil).

So, if you really look at it, we have to pay Israel $5 billion per year, and then because of Israel we have to shell out another $2 billion to Egypt. It's ridiculous, especially when Bush's tax cut came to an average of $300 per tax payer.

121 posted on 12/25/2001 8:11:47 PM PST by dlt
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To: dlt
Eggzactly and then factor that in with the poster above who thinks we need to support Israel because its a "democracy" but the Camp David accords have resulted in Mubarak's being President for 20 years. And thats another grievance they hold as justification to kill us; bin Laden's right hand man, Zawahiri, is Egyptian and his big beef is the Egyptian government.
127 posted on 12/25/2001 8:18:12 PM PST by LoisHunt
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To: dlt
"So, if you really look at it, we have to pay Israel $5 billion per year, and then because of Israel we have to shell out another $2 billion to Egypt. It's ridiculous, especially when Bush's tax cut came to an average of $300 per tax payer."

Ha. that's $300 in the first year. 5 years out its a LOT more.

AND $5 billion divided by 280 million people is about $18 per American, most of which is REQUIRED to be spent on products MANUFACTURED in the USA by AMERICAN workers.

Furthermore, these funds act as seed money. If Israel spends a billion on F-15's, are they going to switch, after spending their aid money, to Dassault products? NO, they keep spending their own cash on US-manufactured systems, because they've already started down that road. This aid costs the average American VERY LITTLE.

136 posted on 12/25/2001 8:32:18 PM PST by cookcounty
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