33 Milllion drop in the bucket

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by texan, May 25, 2012.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    So the Senate is going to withold 33 million from Pakistan.

    Big deal.

    They are going to get perhaps 1.5 Billion this year. So now they will get 1.4 and 67 million from us.

    U.S. senators scandalized by Pakistan's jailing of a doctor for helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden voted on
    Thursday to cut aid to Islamabad by $33 million -- one million for each year in the doctor's sentence.
    "It's arbitrary, but the hope is that Pakistan will realize we are serious," said Senator Richard Durbin after
    the unanimous 30-0 vote by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
    "It's outrageous that they (the Pakistanis) would say a man who helped us find Osama bin Laden
    is a traitor," said Durbin, the Senate's number two Democrat.

    Read more: Blog: Senate to cut $33 million from Pakistan aid in retaliation for jailing bin Laden source

    Moderate Muslim Voices: How much money does Pakistan get in U.S. aid?
  2. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    The U.S. gave $20.7 billion in military and economic development aid to Pakistan from fiscal 2002 through fiscal 2011, according
    to a new report that FOX Business has obtained that was issued by specialists in South Asian Affairs for
    the Congressional Research Service [CRS] to Congress on May 6.

    Read more: How Much Did the U.S. Give Pakistan? | Fox Business
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    We (meaning the USA) are so stupid. Why we give billions of dollars to countries that hate us baffles me. Screw em.
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    "Cut it off! Cut it all off!!" has always been my solution. ......we're talking foreign aid,right?
  5. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    So you folks want to save money in not doling out foreign aid? Seems to me you had the chance to support such a person that would in fact do that but you've made your bed so now sleep in it!