Eric Cantor proves US Government, like Abbas' Palestinian Authority, really works for Israel.
Top US lawmaker plays down talk of Israel aid cuts
(AFP) – 2 days ago
WASHINGTON — One of the White House's top Republican critics on Tuesday played down talk that US aid to Israel could face deep cuts at a time when overseas assistance from Washington is being scrutinized.
"I've always said that any aid to foreign countries should pass the test of whether it helps support the security of the United States," Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told AFP.
Cantor said it was "very clear" that Israel was waging "the same war against radical Islam that we are in" and therefore met that test.
The lawmaker also cautioned against expecting "across-the-board" cuts in overseas funds as President Barack Obama's Republican foes press ahead with their campaign promise to slice government spending to where it was in 2008.
Republicans have said that their efforts to save roughly $100 billion will not necessarily result in every program being cut, and that foreign aid is undergoing a region-by-region, country-by-country, program-by-program review.
Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of US aid since World War II, and gets nearly $3 billion each year from Washington, according to the US Congressional Research Service.
Cantor's comments came a day after the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Howard Berman, warned that the Republican plan, if enacted, could lead to "drastic cuts" including in aid to Israel.
Berman said the Republican plan imperiled "financing for the purchase of US military equipment to ensure Israel's qualitative military edge" over potential adversaries.
No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot serve the American people. A friend of Israel is no friend of America. America needs leaders who will put America, first, second, and third. The revelation that Abbas and his Palestinian authority had secret deals to control Palestine for Israel's benefit should remind us all that Israel does indeed subvert governments to its own ends, and raises questions regarding the US Government's obvious failure to defend America when Israel attacks American air workers in international waters. Does the US Government have the same secret deal with Israel that Abbas does? Does the US Government act like it has the same secret deal with Israel that Abbas does? Eric Cantor sure does!