posted on Aug, 6 2006 @ 12:40 PM
Originally posted by intrepid
We're talking about REAL people here folks. Let's not forget that please.
And lets not forget that Israel gets over 3 billion dollars a year in Aid from the U.S. government. And they get alot of weapons and crap too.
Since my government has no desire to stop funding Israel, a powerful economy with a high standard of living, I shall stop funding it with my
The Israelis get plenty of money from me via my taxes, I see no reason to give them any more, especially considering what they are doing with it.
That is my biggest beef. The U.S. government is giving billions to an industrialized economically sound nation, when we have millions of Americans
living below the poverty line, plus an increasing national debt that is getting scarier by the hour. If the government is so desperate to give so much
money away to foreign countries, then why dont they give it to the poor countries in Africa to combat hunger, AIDS, and corruption? What wonderful,
potential allies we would make in Africa if we actually appied some effort and some cash there.
While I certainly do not support the terrorists that attack and harrass Israel, I sure as hell do not support israel's overkill responses to them.
Thus, I, and others, wish to protest with our pocketbooks. Since our government is too busy kissing the rump of the Israeli lobbiests and special
interest groups to do anything about it, it seems its one of the few methods of peaceful protest and expression left.