Sunday, July 18, 2010

Another Easily Moved Thing Is US Dollars

Listen! Do you want to know a secret? But you gotta keep it to yourself, there's no need for all those unemployed people finding out.
You see, while Congress stalls on providing an extension of unemployment benefits for the nearly 22% of Americans out of work, the US just granted Israel $2.775 billion in aid for military and security purposes.As well as more aid to Pakistan, although only in the hundreds of millions there.
There is a small problem with these billions of dollars going to Israel. A little thing called the Symington Amendment which bans US economic and military assistance to countries which acquire nuclear enrichment technology when they do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections. That would make this whole package, well, illegal. Not to worry, though Mr. President, US law, like the Congress that enacts them, is a thing that is easily moved.


Tom Harper said...

Who cares about a bunch of unemployed parasites who just want to lie around getting stoned all day? It's much more important to shower billions of dollars and state-of-the-art weapons on Israel and other trustworthy allies :)

Lew Scannon said...

I've made a deal with myself: I will no longer taunt these people for their belief system of a dead Jewish carpenter coming back to life if they promise to stop asking me to finance their Armageddon.