Tuesday, February 14, 2012

800M in aid to our new friends in Egypt

Nothing says dhimmi like 800 million in jizya to the new overlords in Egypt.  The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists are jumping with joy, knowing their paychecks will not be interrupted.

While citizens here in the US get poorer, Egypt and the jihadists benefit from our tax dollars.

The sympathies Obama shows to Islamic countries makes it hard to trust him in matters of importance.  A Muslim in behavior he is, though not in practice he says.

From Reuters Feb 13 by Susan Cornwell

Obama proposes $800 million in aid for "Arab Spring"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House announced plans on Monday to help "Arab Spring" countries swept by revolutions with more than $800 million in economic aid, while maintaining U.S. military aid to Egypt.
In his annual budget message to Congress, President Barack Obama asked that military aid to Egypt be kept at the level of recent years -- $1.3 billion -- despite a crisis triggered by an Egyptian probe targeting American democracy activists.
The proposals are part of Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2013, which begins October 1. His requests need the approval of Congress, where some lawmakers want to cut overseas spending to address U.S. budget shortfalls and are particularly angry at Egypt.
Obama proposed $51.6 billion in funding for the U.S. State Department and foreign aid overall, when $8.2 billion in assistance to war zones is included. The "core budget" for the category would increase by 1.6 percent, officials said.
Most of the economic aid for the Arab Spring countries -- $770 million -- would go to establish a new "Middle East and North Africa Incentive Fund," the president said in his budget plan.
Analysts said it was difficult to tell how much of the proposal was actually new money.
"As presented it's very difficult to determine if the Arab spring fund is new wine in new bottles or old wine in new bottles," said John Norris, a former U.S. foreign aid worker now at the Center for American Progress.
The Middle East and North Africa Incentive fund "will provide incentives for long-term economic, political, and trade reforms to countries in transition -- and to countries prepared to make reforms proactively," the White House budget document said.
The proposal said this approach "expands our bilateral economic support in countries such as Tunisia and Yemen, where transitions are already underway."
Our tax dollars at destroy us.
Read it all

1 comment:

Zener said...

I just watched on c-span earlier where some senators were asking one of the white house guys about funding for important domestic projects. The response was similar to "sorry but we've already set the budget".

This is only one of so many wasteful spending projects!

I'd really like to know who the actual moron that came up with the idea or request to make these financial appropriations.