Congress passes legislation to expend $19 million/day on behalf of Israel

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New York Congress member Nita Lowey, chair of the Appropriations Committee, has been to Israel dozens of times. She says she chose her position in order to give money to Israel.

MY DRAFTED VIET NAM VET BROTHER EATEN UP WITH AGENT ORANGE DC/USA IS SEEING IF THEY CAN SCREW TILL HE DIES SURE COULD USE A BIT OF THAT TO PAY SKY HIGH PROPERTY TAXES WHICH THE “government” THREATENS TO USE TO STEAL HIS HOME.

GOING ON 80 YEARS OLD, HAS TO KEEP A BUNCH OF GOAT IT IS HARD FOR HIM IN HIS CONDITION TO HANDLE, TO KEEP AN AGRICULTURE DESIGNATION ON HIS 20 ACRES.

IF THE DAMN USA WHICH FORCED HIM TO GO TO VIET NAM, WOULD PAY HIM HIS DESERVED PENSION, INSTEAD OF SCREWING HIM TO SEND American $$$$$ to Israhell, HE COULD PAY HIS OUTRAGEOUS TAXES, GET RID OF THE GOATS.

HE WOULD PROBABLY LIVE A LOT LONGER.

BUT THEN, I THINK USA WANTS HIM TO DIE.
THEY DAMN WELL ACT LIKE THEY DO!

The Ole Dog!
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While some Americans know that the U.S. gives Israel over $10 million per day ($7,000 per minute), they may be unaware that additional spending on behalf of Israel significantly increases the cost to American taxpayers…

By Alison Weir

Congress has just passed legislation to expend over $7.03 billion in 2021 on behalf of Israel. If signed into law, as expected, this will cost American taxpayers over $19 million per day.

This comes in the midst of coronavirus hits to a fragile US economy, and despite Israel’s long record of human rights violations, causing hostility against the United States, Israel’s actions against the US, and the fact that most Americans feel the US gives Israel too much money (on average, 7,000 times more per capita than to others around the world).

Spending for Israel takes two forms: some expenditures go directly to Israel; others go to different countries and projects because they benefit Israel.

As eminent economist Thomas Stauffer has written: “Protection of Israel and subsidies to countries willing to sign peace treaties with Israel, such as Egypt and Jordan, has been the prime driver of U.S. outlays.“*

The current proposed expenditures include $3.805 billion to Israel, $1.425 billion to Egypt (stemming from an inducement to obtain and then maintain Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel), $1.52 billion to Jordan (the other Arab country to sign a treaty with Israel, Jordan works closely with Israel), $.275 billion for projects in the occupied Palestinian territories (advocated by the Israel lobby), and a number of additional perks.

Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey

The person shepherding most of this through is Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, chair of the House Appropriations Committee and also chair of the subcommittee that prepared the legislation.

Lowey is known as one of the most influential members of Congress, and one of those most dedicated to Israel.

Lowey’s Congressional bio says she has been called “one of the engines of pro-Israel activity on Capitol Hill” and calls her “the Appropriations Committee’s chief advocate of the annual U.S. aid package to Israel.” Congressional Quarterly reports that she “maneuvers skillfully through the appropriations process.” Various pro-Israel lobbyists have raved about Lowey’s service for Israel.

Earlier this year Lowey spoke with fellow New York Democratic Congress member Eliot Engel at the national convention of the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) about how the two have used their positions to benefit Israel (Engel is chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee):

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Congress passes legislation to expend $19 million/day on behalf of Israel