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U.S. House panel recommends $17.6 billion in military aid for Israel

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We're long past doing things for MAGA if they won't do things for Ukraine and the US by extension.

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Just add it to the $34 trillion debt (bigger than the combined economies of China Japan, Germany, India and the UK).

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 recommends $17.6 billion in military aid for Israel

Does US tax payer really want their money to be used abroad without any proper scrutiny to its accountability? Not only that, currently those "aid" being used for genocide. Even an initiatives to doing so is being shut by senates. Now they'll give more for genocide to happen.

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https://www.axios.com/2024/01/17/senate-rejects-sanders-israel-aid-push

https://inkstickmedia.com/how-congress-fails-to-hold-israel-accountable-on-human-rights/

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There's so much cross aisle enthusiasm for fanning the flames of global war. Pride comes before the fall.

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Fine with me, but don't forget Ukraine on the way!

Ukraine prevails!

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I would be ok with that, but only in exchange for aid to Ukraine.

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We're long past doing things for MAGA if they won't do things for Ukraine and the US by extension.

Yeah? Well, you don’t make that call. The House will decide who gets aid.

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K3POToday 07:18 am JST

Just add it to the $34 trillion debt (bigger than the combined economies of China Japan, Germany, India and the UK).

This but unironically. The US is not a major outlier in debt for the G7.

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bass4funkToday 08:33 am JST

We're long past doing things for MAGA if they won't do things for Ukraine and the US by extension.

Yeah? Well, you don’t make that call. The House will decide who gets aid.

The House AND the Senate. Prospects aren't too good for your "closest ally", Israel.

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deanzaZZRToday 07:26 am JST

There's so much cross aisle enthusiasm for fanning the flames of global war. Pride comes before the fall.

Rome engaged in wars for millennia. This is an acceptable lifespan.

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The House AND the Senate. Prospects aren't too good for your "closest ally", Israel.

As much as I love Israel, I love my country more.

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@bass,

maybe, just maybe it's not just the House.

That "speaker" seems to have quite some Russia connections.

And probably also getting his directives from orange man.

Delay everything until after the upcoming election.

Don't agree with anything Democrats propose.

I hope President Biden will become more active concerning the support of Ukraine!

Ukraine prevails!

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bass4funkToday 08:40 am JST

The House AND the Senate. Prospects aren't too good for your "closest ally", Israel.

As much as I love Israel, I love my country more.

Guess you don't love closing the border, either. You will never have 60 votes in the Senate to change the laws.

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maybe, just maybe it's not just the House.

That "speaker" seems to have quite some Russia connections.

Oh, boy, here we go….

And probably also getting his directives from orange man.

Which is constitutionally legal since he is after all the GOP leader.

Delay everything until after the upcoming election.

Well, so far the Dems haven’t shown the country that they’re fiscally responsible, so that might take a very long time.

Don't agree with anything Democrats propose.

Help Abbott and the other governors that are coming to his aid seal the border and Ukraine might see some cash coming their way.

I hope President Biden will become more active concerning the support of Ukraine!

He can become as active as he wants, he can’t do anything for Ukraine but smile and that’s it.

Guess you don't love closing the border, either. You will never have 60 votes in the Senate to change the laws.

I do. It’s one of my biggest concerns for my nation.

https://x.com/gregabbott_tx/status/1753927156990972088?s=46&t=YGWP_lcRZjddiWlx4QxURQ

https://x.com/newsmax/status/1751258711899664617?s=46&t=YGWP_lcRZjddiWlx4QxURQ

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bass4funkToday 08:56 am JST

I hope President Biden will become more active concerning the support of Ukraine!

He can become as active as he wants, he can’t do anything for Ukraine but smile and that’s it.

And the fact that pleases you is disgraceful. The imperial presidency is quite powerful, though. Arms sales will continue at least.

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AAs much as I love Israel, I love my country more.

Yet, jailbirds want their fellow criminals to be free, who in turn hurt innocent Americans.

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And the fact that pleases you is disgraceful.

That I’m concerned more for my country above all else?? I’ll say it once again, I’m not a globalist.

The imperial presidency is quite powerful, though. Arms sales will continue at least.

That’s fine, I’m all for that.

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bass4funkToday 09:25 am JST

And the fact that pleases you is disgraceful.

That I’m concerned more for my country above all else?? I’ll say it once again, I’m not a globalist.

Yes, we know you think it is the 18th century and that it will take a while for Russia to end the Atlantic shipping trade.

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Well done the USA .The only country that seems to realise the threat to our existence .......

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Stop wasting money financing Gaza genocide and Kyiv regime lost war..

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Yes, we know you think it is the 18th century and that it will take a while for Russia to end the Atlantic shipping trade.

Hmmm

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No thanks. And zero for Ukraine too.

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Moral questions aside I don't believe Israel should be given aid. They should pay upfront and buy weapons and munitions from US. Unlike Ukraine, Israel can afford it.

The IMF estimated Israel's GDP at US$564 billion and its GDP per capita at US$58,270 in 2023 (13th highest in the world), a figure comparable to other highly developed countries

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US taxpayer-funded genocide.

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Remember this the next time planes fly into US buildings. Its not your freedom to buy a variety of breakfast cereals that angers some extremists. It is your unwavering support and funding of an unjust genocide. Many in the US will forget this in 5 years. No so in the Middle east.

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We're long past doing things for MAGA if they won't do things for Ukraine and the US by extension.

Yeah? Well, you don’t make that call. The House will decide who gets aid.

And ain't no $ aid going to the border - thanks to the "Open Border" Repubs...

Repub sign at the border: "Helped Wanted for all Illegals - Apply at Mar-A-Lago HR Office"....

https://www.registerguard.com/story/business/2018/12/07/making-trump-x2019-s-bed/6081302007/

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Some of the funding would also be used to replenish U.S. arms provided to Israel following the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel.

The right move.

It's up to the Europeans to step up to the plate next.

The only democracy in the Middle East needs as much support as needed to get the job done.

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Mr KiplingToday  10:47 am JST

Remember this the next time planes fly into US buildings. Its not your freedom to buy a variety of breakfast cereals that angers some extremists. It is your unwavering support and funding of an unjust genocide. Many in the US will forget this in 5 years. No so in the Middle east.

Why is it only the ME that has to resort to terrorism and suicide attacks? In any event, this is an acceptable tradeoff for disrupting Russia's plans for the region.

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@bass,

how about coming up with a little more constructive ideas?

"Oh, boy, here we go…."

So .......?

"Help Abbott and the other governors that are coming to his aid seal the border and Ukraine might see some cash coming their way."

It is Republicans who refuse any acceptable suggestion made by President Biden!

"Which is constitutionally legal since he is after all the GOP leader."

And I thought the latest spelling of "GOP" was "MAGA"!

But I'm still willing (and capable) to learn something new.

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From the article:

House Republicans have insisted that any new aid to Ukraine be accompanied by strong new U.S. border controls at a time when record numbers of immigrants are trying to enter the United States.

I am curious. Did the previous $14.3 billion to Israel and the now desired $17.6 billion to Israel come with similar the same insistence?

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And ain't no $ aid going to the border - thanks to the "Open Border" Repubs...

Naw, Abbot has it under control.

https://edition.cnn.com/2023/12/18/politics/texas-border-bill-abbott/index.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-68101927

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You'd think the priority would be securing the southern border.

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So .......?

So??? lol

It is Republicans who refuse any acceptable suggestion made by President Biden!

It is Biden that won’t seal the border. No closure, No deal, the Dems can cry and scream and name call all they want! They need to decide what their top priority concern is, the U.S. or Ukraine.

And I thought the latest spelling of "GOP" was "MAGA"!

Proud of that!

But I'm still willing (and capable) to learn something new.

Good.

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Naw, Abbot has it under control.

lol no he doesn’t. Both articles you linked clearly show abbot’s proposals have either already been ruled unconstitutional by the S.C. or are soon to be.

“The justices ruled by 5-4 that US Border Patrol, a federal agency, could cut or clear out the concertina wire set up by the Texas National Guard.”

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And ain't no $ aid going to the border - thanks to the "Open Border" Repubs...

Naw, Abbot has it under control.

Oh boy, here we go. You said "The House will decide who gets aid"....

OK, so where's the aid for the border? Why aren't Repubs in the House passing the bill authorizing $14 billion more for border security?

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lol no he doesn’t.

Yeah, he does, of course it’s not 100% but it’s down considerably and that’s what we want and need and it’s absolutely possible to shut it down if you want.

Both articles you linked clearly show abbot’s proposals have either already been ruled unconstitutional by the S.C. or are soon to be.

So what? What Biden and Myorkas did was unconstitutional, that’s why he’s getting impeached unless you forgot.

“The justices ruled by 5-4 that US Border Patrol, a federal agency, could cut or clear out the concertina wire set up by the Texas National Guard.”

They also ruled that Abbott has the absolute and constitutional authority to enforce immigration laws and can put the razor wire up.

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lol no he doesn’t.

lol yeah he does.

“The justices ruled by 5-4 that US Border Patrol, a federal agency, could cut or clear out the concertina wire set up by the Texas National Guard.”

lol you think quoting some headline news article proves the end all to the matter?

The reality is, as Americans know, Texas is still putting up the razor wire. That's what's happening on the ground. What's happening in the UK? How much aid are thy sending to Israel?

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So what? What Biden and Myorkas did was unconstitutional, that’s why he’s getting impeached unless you forgot.

Then why did you link both articles?

lol you think quoting some headline news article proves the end all to the matter?

Bass did.

The reality is, as Americans know, Texas is still putting up the razor wire. That's what's happening on the ground.

Then you need to ask an American and stop pretending to be one.

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