Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Play Ball: Rand Paul's Gradualism in Israel

By, Chris Rossini
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Want to know the secret to getting a posh junket to Israel?

HuffPo reveals it:
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Monday called for a gradual reduction of American foreign aid, delivering the message in an unlikely venue – since Israel is among the top recipients of American assistance.

Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, told reporters that the U.S. can't afford to keep borrowing money and then handing it out to others, even to allies like Israel.

"It will harder to be a friend of Israel if we are out of money. It will be harder to defend Israel if we destroy our country in the process," he told the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies, an Israeli think tank.
Harder to defend Israel? Yes...he said that.

Israel has hundreds of nuclear weapons, and is sucking $3 BILLION per year out of our pockets.

But Play Ball lets the Israeli's know that it'll be "harder to be a friend" if they keep up the pace. So let's gradually reduce it.

I feel so much better. Let me hurry up and get to work, so I can earn more money to help pay for this friendship. As long as the Israeli's take gradually less, I should be grateful.

To be like Ron Paul and call for the total elimination of this theft would be crazy talk.

That's what Play Ball should be saying, but that won't get him a meeting with Netanyahu. And it surely wouldn't let him take a trip to what BusinessInsider calls His First Campaign Stop Of 2016.


  1. it's not much of a friendship, if its just based on DC doling out cash.

  2. That $3 billion has to be spent on items from the US so if its being 'sucked out', its pumped right back in.

    1. Exactly. So what's the point other than to line the pockets of the parasites in the MIC?

    2. Ask AIPAC & the other Zionists who lobby for the continued aid.

    3. Actually, while most of it is a taxpayer subsidy to the MIC, U.S. foreign aid to Israel is unique in that Israel is free to spend over a quarter of it in Israel.

  3. Yes, Ron Paul calling for total elimination of aid to Israel was "crazy talk" in the sense that it had absolutely no chance of ever happening. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. Maybe an incremental plan to end the transfer of American wealth overseas is doomed to fail as well, but at least it's an attempt to do something about the problem.

    1. "Maybe an incremental plan to end the transfer of American wealth overseas is doomed to fail as well, but at least it's an attempt to do something about the problem."

      Then where the hell is the Libertarian Party?

      Last i checked, incrementalism has only shoved America deeper into the pit as everyone uses it. So if you want to talk about doing something over and over again and expecting a different result, look no further than the so-called "small government conservatives".

      Of course, only if you have blind faith in Rand Paul being different would you think his approach has different aims or outcomes.