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Sen. Rand Paul: We can't afford to fund everyone's military.

Currently the United States funds very large portions of the Israeli, Egyptian, and Jordanian military expenses. The US also funds Palestinian police in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. All in the name of “securing peace in the Middle East.” Israel has always received the lion’s share, and Obama doubled guaranteed payments to Israel in 2009. The money is given to these peoples in exchange for “peace” agreements. Yet there has been numerous wars anyway.

Yet, Israel was easily obliterating Arab armies before it received money from the US taxpayers. In fact the Arabs were no match even when they possessed superior military hardware from the Soviet Union.


One of the Senate’s newest members has settled upon an idea to reduce American debt that’s likely to come off as highly controversial in the halls of power: ending all foreign aid, including the tens of billions dedicated to Israel.

Israel has been, by far, the largest recipient of US foreign aid anywhere in the world. Since the inception of Israel’s close diplomatic relationship with the US all the way through 2008, Americans gave Israel over $103 billion, according to the American Educational Trust.

President Barack Obama in late 2009 approved an additional $2.77 billion for Israeli foreign aid in 2010, and another $30 billion over the next decade.

That’s got to stop, according to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who told CNN host Wolf Blitzer recently that with such a crushing economic picture in the US, “we just can’t do it anymore.”

“What I’m concerned about,” Paul said, is that “if we do nothing — if we coast along as we’ve been coasting — entitlements and interest will consume the whole debt within a decade; will consume the whole budget. There will be nothing left for anything else. My fear is we could have a precipitous calamity where nobody gets any checks from government, so security fails, Medicare fails, unless we start making the difficult decisions now.

“I’m gonna propose a solution before we have a calamity,” he said.