Most Americans Would Rather See $38 Billion Invested In Vets & Education Than Israeli Military Aid

According to a recent poll, 81 percent of American internet users would rather see aid to Israel channeled toward efforts to address domestic issues, like caring for vets, improving education, paying down the national debt or rebuilding infrastructure.
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    AUSTIN, Texas — The announcement of a massive new aid package recently offered to Israel isn’t sitting well with many Americans, who would rather see the money used domestically, according to a new online poll.

    On Sept. 14, the White House announced a Memorandum of Understanding under which the United States will provide Israel with an unprecedented $38 billion in “security assistance” over a ten-year period, between fiscal years 2019 and 2028. At about $3.8 billion annually, the deal marks a significant increase from the current levels of foreign aid to Israel, which total more than $3.1 billion each year.

    “The majority of the proposed spending is for Foreign Military Financing to provide Israel advanced and upgraded jet fighters, to continue developing Israel’s missile defense systems and to purchase other U.S. weapons,” Grant Smith on Tuesday, director of the Institute For Research: Middle Eastern Policy, wrote in an analysis published by Antiwar.com on Tuesday.


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    A poll conducted by Google Consumer surveys posed this question about the newly minted deal to 1,005 internet users:

    “The U.S. just agreed to provide $38 billion in military aid to Israel over the next ten years. In your opinion, how could this money be better spent?”

    Just 16.8 percent of those surveyed thought the money should be spent on Israel. The majority, or about 81 percent, indicated that the money should be redirected elsewhere, with 20.7 percent suggesting directing the funds toward veterans, 20.1 percent toward education, 19.3 toward efforts to pay down the national debt, and 14.9 percent toward rebuilding U.S. infrastructure. A small group, 5.8 percent, wanted to see the funds go toward the Middle East peace process.

    The U.S. just agreed to provide $38 billion in military aid to Israel over the next ten years. In your opinion, how could this money be better spent?

    Google Consumer Surveys typically appear to website visitors, who are asked to answer a question in order to freely access content behind a paywall or on a website that generally operates on a subscription-only basis. While statisticians consider online polling less effective than more traditional methods, Google’s results rated highly during the 2012 election season.

    Regardless of methodology, last week’s poll isn’t the first to suggest Americans are uncomfortable with foreign aid Israel. In April, months prior to the latest deal, another Google Consumer Survey asked respondents to rate the amount of aid Israel receives. In that survey, 62 percent said they believe Israel gets too much aid.

    A phone-based poll carried out in May by Shibley Telhami, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, suggested Americans are divided along party lines when it comes to foreign aid to Israel. According to Telhami’s poll, carried out with assistance from pollsters at Nielsen Scarborough, 57 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of independents think Israel gets “too much” or “way too much” aid. Republicans, however, were split more evenly, with 40 percent saying they believe Israel gets “too much” or “way too much” aid and 40 percent believing the country gets “too little” or “way too little.” By contrast, only 5 percent of Democrats and 17 percent of independents agreed that Israel receives “too little” or “way too little” aid.

    Meanwhile, Grant Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy, has argued that in asking whether foreign aid to Israel is popular among Americans, polls may be overlooking the more important question of whether it is legal. On Aug. 8, Smith filed a lawsuit alleging that aid to Israel violates two amendments to the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act which forbid the U.S. from providing military aid to clandestine nuclear states.

    In the lawsuit, Smith writes:

    “This lawsuit is not about foreign policy. It is about the rule of law, presidential power, the structural limits of the U.S. Constitution, and the right of the public to understand the functions of government and informed petition of the government for redress.”

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      • American Patriot

        Its about time someone wrote an article about this!! What a colossal waste of money, which should be spent on improving life in the U.S.

      • moosehorn

        What’s wrong with this country? Giving billions to a foreign rogue state, and turing a blind eye on its veterans.

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      • tapatio

        THE “AID PACKAGE” TO THE JEWISH STATE IS ONLY A SMALL PART OF THAT STATE’S COST TO THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER…………

        Staggering Cost of Israel to Americans

        http://www.ifamericansknew.org/stat/cost.html

        http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/05/01/how-much-does-israel-cost-the-average-american/
        While so many Americans are subsisting on food stamps, losing their homes, and accumulating credit card debt they will never be able to pay off, the US is giving Israel $3 billion in direct foreign aid every year and, according to Congressman James Traficant, another $12-17 billion in indirect aid such as valuable military equipment deemed “scrapped,” loan guarantees, and preferential contracts. Israel is an affluent country with more than 10,000 millionaires and, according to the International Monetary Fund, was one of the few economies that weathered the 2008 financial storm nearly unscathed.

        The Cost of Israel to the American People by Richard Curtiss
        http://www.alhewar.com/Curtiss.html

        How US Taxpayers Subsidize Israeli Settlements
        http://www.mintpressnews.com/how-us-taxpayers-subsidize-israeli-settlements/203674/

        Israel Is the United States’ Biggest Welfare Recipient
        http://addictinginfo.org/2014/09/15/israel-is-the-united-states-biggest-welfare-recipient/

        American Taxpayers Subsidize Israel’s Prosperity
        http://original.antiwar.com/alison-weir/2011/08/31/american-taxpayers-subsidize-israels-prosperity/

        ISRAEL: THE RICH PARASITE STATE IS SUCKING AMERICAN ECONOMY AND BLOOD
        https://hshidayat.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/israel-the-rich-parasite-state-sucks-american-economy/

        THIS IS WHAT YOUR AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS BUY – AREN’T YOU “PROUD”???
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/13092d18ac7df18c5f049043122f79a19fdebc4f346a81cb64339b4e6613db64.jpg

      • James Wherry

        Most Americans would rather see all foreign aid cut off, but aid that helps American weapons manufacturers is fine by me: keeping them employed until the next war is a good idea.

        You will NOTE, however, that my fellow [former fellow] Republicans are trying to strip the bill of the language that says that AMERICAN money has to be spent on AMERICAN COMPANIES.

        THAT is wrong!

        • tapatio

          THE SELF-PROFESSED “CHRISTIAN” ZIONIST TROLL, JAMES WHERRY, BEGAN TROLLING ME EARLY THIS YEAR. SINCE HE WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO US HIS REAL NAME AND A TRACEABLE PHOTO, I DID A BIT OF CHECKING AND, FINALLY, RAN A BACKGROUND CHECK (easy if your wife’s a retired attorney).

          JAMES WHERRY IS A “HASBARA” TROLL FOR THE JUDEO-NAZ! STATE AND A S-XUAL PREDATOR OF THE “GAY” CHICKENHAWK VARIETY – HE LIKES YOUNG BOYS. NOT UNUSUAL – HIS ADOPTED CULT-URE PROMOTES HOMOSEXUALITY AND PEDOPHELIA AS LIFE-STYLE CHOICES.

          James Wherry pretends to be gay. He isn’t. He’s a s-x predator that likes BOYS, as evidenced by the barely legal boy he bought from the Philippine slums and “married” in Columbus, GA.
          Fortunately, Wherry is stupid enough to use his real name and had used a traceable photo and proveded the opportunity to show what sort of gutter scum actually represents the oligarchy and the Zionist disease.
          JAMES WHERRY is a “hasbara” troll for the outlaw Jewish state and a GAY CHICKEN-HAWK (men who use boys for s-x) who chooses the youngest possible “legal” boy from a culture where the boy is so desperate to escape the poverty that he will accept ANY humiliation.

          THIS is the sort of filth that makes up Zionism and its ranks of Gentile sycophants.

          Even though Wherry was an officer in the US military, his first loyalty is obviously to Zionism. Zionists follow the Jewish “Chosen” Master-Race delusion promoted in Judaism’s Talmud. Wherry has also bragged about helping train the state terrorists of Uganda.

          Wherry resides, with his boy paramour, Mario, at ……….
          6300 MILGEN RD APT 1403
          COLUMBUS, GA 31907

          (15 minutes from the gate of School of the Americas – the world’s largest death squad and terrorist training facility) should anyone wish to drop by to say, “HI”.

          https://www.facebook.com/james.wherry.39

          http://wrbl.com/2015/06/27/local-reaction-to-scotus-decision/

          http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29462263.html

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          • James Wherry

            But TAPATIO: neither this thread nor my comment was about you.

            SO, if you take this thread “hostage’ to your NAZ! hatred of Jews and Gays, are you going to demand ransom – or, “start killing hostages?”

        • TeeJae

          You don’t seem to realize the only reason we wage war is to keep the weapons manufacturers in business.

          • James Wherry

            The reason we have weapons is to protect ourselves. Yes, we keep private enterprise in business so they are around for the next war, but also because the Chinese, Iranians and Russians aren’t stopping their arms race.

            You go talk to Your People and I’ll go talk to mine.

            • TeeJae

              To protect ourselves?! LOL! That was a good one.

              Evidently, you have not yet figured out that the US does not need to protect itself. It’s “national defense/security” program is an Orwellian misnomer which should more accurately be called National Offense. We don’t have war waged on us (other than false flags like Pearl Harbor and 9/11). WE wage war on others. Period. Wake up.

              • James Wherry

                Sounds like a plan.

      • Stu Pendisdick

        This is what happens when you have dual-citizenship people in positions of power and legislation. Their first allegiance is not to America. It is to Israel, no matter what the cost to America is.

        We need a purge. The Zionists must go. Period.

        • James Wherry

          Let’s cut off all aid to the Palestinian Arabs. That would be a good place to start.

          If you want to end military aid to Israel, tell your religious bigots in Islam to end their war against Israel.

          • Stu Pendisdick

            We don’t need to be pissing away any of our hard earned tax dollars by sending them overseas, *PERIOD*.

            • James Wherry

              Stu, I am of two minds on the subject. As an America first libertarian, I agreed that you were 100% correct.

              But I am also a civil affairs officer. Mine are spending on a local school or a local medical clinic in a foreign nation does not set the United States back very much.

              It also has incredible strategic values. Let’s say that I want to build a very inexpensive Townhall on the border between Somalia and Djibouti. That gives US service members a great opportunity to ‘just happen to pass by’ a potential area for the trafficking of arms, terrorists and unfortunately human trafficking and drugs as well.

              Second, realize we are in competition for “hearts and minds” and a little, inexpensive good will goes a very long way. I want the villagers to discreetly call me on their cell phone, or report what they say the next time I stop in to see how they are doing.

              Sadly, diplomacy and defense are more complicated and practice then in theory.

              Bear in mind, I am talking small amounts of money spent judiciously.

              With respect to Israel, I am willing to provide funds for the purchase of US arms-but I am not willing to provide any money for spending outside of the United States of America. America should take care of “America First.”

            • tapatio

              Regarding Wherry’s comment below…………Civil Affairs are part of the gang that gave Vietnam the Phoenix Program. Wherry bragged once of helping to train the animal state terrorists of Uganda. The SOB is not a kindly Army type helping villagers – he helps teach monsters how to oppress without being brought up on charges at the UN.

              He’s also a gay chickenhawk – he bought a young Filipino boy and brought him back to the US for marriage.
              https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cefdc8dc3338e129068563fd5edae746c1fcf6cd02cc2cdede36506c95419198.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/36a0758fd596c1f9f6cd979ebdcd762e8f9a8d7220fa3a43bfbbd55abea1a8b0.jpg

            • James Wherry

              Regarding TAPATIO’s comment, he’s part of the gang that sent 5.7 million JEWS to the ovens. He even praises the Holocaust as “an act of self-defense by non-Jews.” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f10ba9b4eeed3338e681bbbf3009c2397f31b890ed9894e59aeafac539bdb0cc.jpg

              • Stu Pendisdick

                …except the whole “6 million in the ovens” has pretty much been solidly debunked. Of course, you won’t hear about that in countries where the Zionists have made it illegal to speak the truth…

                Did some of the true children of Jacob die in concentration camps? Of course, along with some gypsies, homosexuals and others, all at the bidding of the Zionists, and with the same arms-length excuse they’ve been using for thousands of years…”*WE* didn’t kill anyone…”

                You see, the Zionists of today are nothing more than the Pharisees that Yeshua railed against over 2,000 years ago, the same ones who demanded that he be killed, but not by their hand directly, so that they could blame the Romans and hide behind legalities and technicalities as is their cowardly way.

                Hitler wanted to deport all non Germans. This is well documented and verified. His documented-verifiable plans for shipping the children of Jacob to Palestine where the children of Jacob and Ishmael lived side-by-side in peace and harmony, and had been doing so for many generations, have been thoroughly vetted. He was persuaded, however, to inter them instead, at the urging of the satanic forces that produced the Balfour Accord.

                There was a much larger plan in place by the Zionists. They didn’t want peace to continue in Palestine, and they needed the true children of Jacob out of the way so they could move forward with their plans.

                With the Zionists in control of the Allied armed forces by way of legislative and judicial infiltration in America, full-out government takeover in Russia and financial blackmail via bank control in England, it was a simple matter to ensure that supply lines to the camps were disrupted as much as possible, leading to disease, famine and death of those interred in far greater numbers than would have been otherwise.

                Once sufficient numbers of the true children of Jacob had been neutralized, they cut off their funding to Germany ( yes, they have *ALWAYS* funded both sides of conflicts…look it up ) allowing operators to move in, destroying the camps to conceal the truth, and staging photos to support the coming narrative that they would force down the throat of the world.

                The Zionists have used their evil influence to ensure that no honest discussion or investigation of the true facts could be undertaken in Germany and the immediate surrounding areas, where the truth is most easily verified.

                The biggest mistake that people make when discussing the vile acts of the Zionists ( Pharisees ) is calling them Jews, thus falling into the very traps they laid out to prevent them being called out.

                They are *NOT* Jews. The satanic hexagram that flies over the stolen land of Palestine today is *NOT* of YHWH.

                *YHWH* did *NOT* bring His children back to the promised land; it was stolen by means of subterfuge, intrigue, lies and deception. The current state of affairs in the land speaks the truth of the assertion.

                Any *TRUE* Rabbi will tell you this. Any *TRUE* child of Jacob who has studied the political theater that was WW1 and WW2, up through today’s manufactured crisis in the entire region, will tell you that the hand of the Pharisees is plainly visible.

                The Zionists control the media, they control the governments ( some to an extreme ), they control the education system and they control the world’s finances.

                Their goal is clear, and they vehemently attack those who speak too loudly against them using the very laws they wrote to protect themselves.

                I’ll leave this discussion now, having shown you the door to the truth. I cannot make you walk through it. I cannot make you see the truth. I cannot take off your blinders. All I can offer is the fact that the truth *IS NOT* what you have been taught through the Zionist-controlled media and education systems.

                Two quotes, particularly salient to this:

                “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” – (popularly attributed to Voltaire, though that attribution has pretty much been debunked. The truth of the statement still stands, however. )

                “When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

                Take the Red Pill, and have a nice day.

                • James Wherry

                  “Debunked?” No. Questioned for purposes of undermining what the NAZ!s did? Yes. Seems like you have more in common with “TAPATIO” than at first it appeared.

                  I don’t care if the Jews died in cattle cars on the way to the Death Camps, were worked to death in labor without food, or died in the gas chambers. At the end of the day, they were rounded up BECAUSE they were Jews, and ended up, very, very dead. The fact that the crematoriums did not complete the job is evidenced by the bones and bone shards plowed into fields in Poland. Still the same result.

                  One of the more-dishonest creeps on this website simply said, “Who knows what happened at the end of WWII? Who knows? Who knows?” If you’re going down that road, don’t waste our mutual time being “coy” about mass murder. It seems obscene.

                  As to whether they were “True Sons of Jacob,” or not, the NAZ!s made no such distinction, so why should I? Islam consists of Muslim converts from around the world, including Moors who fled Spain and moved to the Sultanate including the West Bank and Gaza.

                  * * *

                  What’s most laughable – and seemingly dishonest – about what you wrote is your sympathetic view of Hitler. Goebbels diary entries told the truth.

                  “Beginning with Lublin the Jews in the General Government are now being evacuated eastward. The procedure is pretty barbaric and is not to be described here more definitely. Not much will remain of the Jews. About sixty percent of them will have to be liquidated. Only about 40 percent can be used for forced labour.

                  “The former Gauleiter of Vienna (Globocnik) who is to carry out this measure, is doing it with considerable circumspection and in a way that does not attract much attention…… the ghettos that will be emptied in the cities of the General Government will now be re-filled with Jews thrown out of the Reich. The process is to be repeated from time to time.

                  In December, he was present when Hitler addressed a meeting of Gauleiters and other senior Naz!s, discussing among other things the “Jewish question.” He wrote in his diary afterwards:

                  “With regard to the Jewish Question, the Führer is determined to make a clean sweep of it. He prophesied that, if they brought about another world war, they would experience their annihilation. The annihilation of Jewry must be the necessary consequence. The question is to be viewed without any sentimentality. We’re not there to have sympathy with the Jews, but only sympathy with our own German people. If the German people has again now sacrificed around 160,000 dead in the eastern campaign, the originators of this bloody conflict will have to pay for it with their lives.”

                  http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/holoprelude/goebbels.html

          • tapatio

            For more than 3000 years, from the money changers Jesus is said to have driven from the temple steps to Rothschild in the UK to the lowest loan shark in NY, to the Internet propaganda shill, the IDF thug, the Mossad scum and their rabbis preaching the delusion of a “chosen” master-race, this criminal cartel posing as religion and ethnicity has most closely resembled a malignant cancer metastasizing through our world, corrupting and destroying everything it touches.

            GREAT JEWISH LEADERS
            https://mohammedjehankhan.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/israel-12.jpg
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        • tapatio

          We need to go further than that. ALL Jews residing in the US MUST swear an oath of allegiance ONLY to the US. There are 5000+ people in the US military, with high security clearances, whose primary allegiance is to Israel (Congressional Budget Office, 2011). All such people, US citizens or not, MUST be deported or tried for treason.

          Most of the traitors in Congress are not Jewish, they are paid minions of Zionism. They and the Zionist in the White House (Obama hates Bibi – but, he’s been nicer to IsraHELL than any other pResident) should be tried for treason. Their activities are OBVIOUSLY contrary to the interests of the American People and in service to a foreign/outlaw state.

        • James Wherry

          STU, I plainly do not agree with you about Israel or Zionism, but I’m afraid the conversation has been “taken hostage” by MintPressNews’ resident NAZ!, TAPATIO. Hate to say it, but while some of you opposed to Israel don’t “hate the Jews,” TAPATIO is Exhibit A that your opinion is backed by NAZ!s whose goal is to murder all Jews. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/df711f772136f18bb53fa7f00919e34909fc519eb93c1a48f3b4a13e295c7958.jpg