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‘Congress ready to increase Israel defense funding’

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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:58 PM
JPost story -- 02/15/2012 02:09

U.S. Capital Hill "sources" have told JPost people that the U.S. Congress is apparently standing ready to fund Israel for the asking.

Perhaps ironic since Congress is actually cutting Israel defense spending.

Looks like another flip-floppity policy decision based on "needs" that show up after the fact.
(but they knew this ahead of time of course ! --IMO)

WASHINGTON – Congress is set to significantly increase funding for Israeli missile defense to more than make up for White House cuts to the program, Capitol Hill sources told The Jerusalem Post Tuesday.

The 2013 budget proposal unveiled by US President Barack Obama Monday trims $6 million in defense spending from the Arrow and David’s Sling programs, which is separate from the record $3.1 billion in Israeli military assistance called for under the State Department budget.

The cut to the US-Israel cooperative programs has provoked criticism from some quarters.

Long detailed article (no surprise)
US legislators set to more than make up for White House cuts to missile defense spending, Capitol Hill sources tell the 'Post'; if Israel asks for more money, "without a doubt they would get it," Congressional aid says

Lobbyists may be hard at work:

“For an administration that tried to claim that it’s the best for Israel’s security, cutting critical funds for missile defense at a time when the threat from Iran has never been greater is extremely dangerous, worrisome and reckless,” said Matt Brooks, executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition.

It seems every time somebody wants to save money, somebody else says "forget about it", WE need your money !!

How Much Will This Add to the Deficit now ??

There's Always some kind of "Emergency" !!

edit on Feb-14-2012 by xuenchen because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 07:32 PM
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How Much Will This Add to the Deficit now ??

Well, they can always print more money.


They better make those RFID implants mandatory now or go broke printing more money.

I think it's about time Israel did something about it's unemployment rate and started supporting themselves instead of depending on US handouts. Sure Israelis need to eat, but Americans do too, and American money should not be given out until each and every American is fed.

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 07:39 PM

I thought it read "Country with all of the money, buys more guns for bodyguard".

But hey, the US can afford to protect this walled off area of sand.

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