The Senate are voting in direct defiance against the will of the people. Vote them out in November.
On Friday, Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky introduced a bill to place restrictions on US foreign aid. He had been pressuring the Senate to vote on the bill for months, finally promising to filibuster all legislation until it made it to the floor. The threat of his sending the week’s session into overtime finally prompted a vote, though the bill was rejected by a vote of 81 to 10.
The video is long but worth watching, skip the first few minutes. Hat tip for the video and quotes from Sarah Tanksalvala’s Examiner page:
“With all the evidence that foreign aid isn’t working, that it enables dictators, rarely buys the behavior that we want, still both Republicans and Democrats clamor for more aid, and they will fight tooth and nail against any restrictions on the aid. So you wonder where are we going. In fact, you will find in this argument, and if you will read the paper, you will find that Secretary of State Clinton is today arguing for more aid to Egypt. See their argument is if a country doesn’t like us, if they behave illy towards America, if you give them more money, maybe they will behave better. I think the opposite…Perhaps if we gave less money, they might think more about their behavior.”
The votes: not a single Democrat voted to make aid to nations that harbor terrorists conditional…and many Republicans rejected the notion as we told you in Temporary spending bill permits $130M a month to Egypt (after 9/11 attacks).
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