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  1. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 5,000+ Posts

    New spending program that kicked in this year. Per Wikipedia, our foreign assistance to Israel was $2.96B in FY13. Per the memorandum of understanding agreement between Israel and the US earlier this year, that figure will jump to ~$3.8B per year starting in 2019. Israel gets ~50% of all US Foreign aid.

    It should be noted that the article quotes Lindsey Graham who says that still isn't enough aid and that Congress will not be bound by the agreement the Obama admin signed. Of particular not was a line that said Israel will not request more $$$ except in time of war.

    Still, by all evidence the Obama Admin felt comfortable increasing Israel aid significantly in spite of the Obama/Bibi difference.

    Here is a better article that stated this was a 27% increase over the previous agreement.
     
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  2. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    IIRC at least half ,maybe more, of the aid we give to Israel must be spent here in US on weaponry planes etc.
    Always seemed a tad strange but I guess Israel gets updated stuff and companies in favored districts get business and keep Americans employed.
     
  3. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 5,000+ Posts

    That's all Foreign aid, no matter who the country is. The military aid we give to the rest of the world is one giant subsidy to the military industrial complex. Though, if you're going to be handing out taxpayer money you might as well prime the US Economic pump. We also get to "feel good" that we gave aid to other countries even if it selfishly benefited us. USAID does the same for our ag producers. When you see them handing out wheat and other ag products, it was grown/purchased from American farmers.
     
  4. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 5,000+ Posts

    The Congressional report doesn't say that was the intention but blames lax State Department controls for ensuring that money didn't result in funding V15 via OneVoice, the original receiver of the money whose explicit intention was to educate Israelis and Palestinians on a 2-state solution. The State Dept. didn't put guardrails on the the usage of the money.
     
  5. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 5,000+ Posts

    BBC News highliting that of Ted Cruz' 11:49 worth of time to ask Jeff Sessions questions he spoke for 9:54 during today's nomination hearings. Sessions' longest answer lasted :49 seconds.

     
  6. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    Cruz isn't known for his brevity.
     
  7. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  8. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 5,000+ Posts

    WikiLeaks is now a propaganda machine? Oh wait, that's old news.
     
  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The propaganda is contained in the attack scripts
    Did you even open them?
     
  10. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Manchin will breaks with Dems on AG confirmation. This should seal the deal.

    "Jeff Sessions has my vote. He’s my friend. I’ve made relationships and friendships here and I don’t care if they are Democrats or Republicans. I have never detected, never one ounce of detection that he is what they’ve said.”

    Here^ Manchin is, in part, referring to the accusations of racism that sunk his 1980s bid for a judgeship and have since been widely debunked.
     
  11. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 5,000+ Posts

    General Mattis is Trump's best nomination. Well done PEOTUS Trump.
     
  12. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts



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  13. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    Is Trump asking her to hook him up with her niece?
     
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  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    This one?
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  15. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    Yep, and that's not a particularly flattering photo of her.
     
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  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts


    Maybe you meant this Le Pen?
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  17. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    I think Melania would draw the line on letting him fool around with dudes.
     
  18. Musburger1

    Musburger1 500+ Posts

    Resembles Paris Hilton. What's her name?
     
  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Marion might soon be the First Niece. We can hope
    She is also the granddaughter Jean-Marie Le Pen (pictured above) - the FN founder
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  20. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 5,000+ Posts

    Rep. Tom Price, Trump's nominee for Secretary of H & HS may be in trouble. He purchased shares in a medical device manufacturing (Zimmer Biomet) company 1 week before introducing legislation that that delayed regulations that would have hit this company hard. After the legislation, the company's PAC donated to his campaign.

    There clearly need to be stricter regulations on stock trading for congressman, regardless of the Tom Price situation. "Drain the swamp" should equate to ensuring these politicians aren't profiting from their influence.
     
  21. NJlonghorn

    NJlonghorn 1,000+ Posts

    Apparently, he's a Democrat. Who knew?
     
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  22. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 500+ Posts

    Hillary did similar dumb *** things but you both voted for her. Why complain now?
     
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  23. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 5,000+ Posts

    You must of missed this. I forgive you.

     
  24. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 500+ Posts

    Oh, I see. Now is the time to have political leaders follow rules. I wonder what has changed?
     
  25. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 5,000+ Posts

    You must have me confused for someone who advocated that political leaders don't need to "follow the rules". I've always thought our political leaders should have greater scrutiny on their finances to ensure no conflicts of interest appear.
     
  26. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 500+ Posts

    How much of an advocate could you be? You voted for what is possibly the biggest crook to ever run for office.
     
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  27. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 5,000+ Posts

    While holding my nose because it was either the crook or clown. That is no endorsement of the crook, by any stretch, but rather a recognition of the greater harm the clown can do to our great nation.
     
  28. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  29. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    In the US, political assassins are almost always Democrats

     
  30. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    I'm a little surprised you didn't know who she was. Your boss is a significant financial supporter of her aunt's.
     
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