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100 Billion Yearly On Afganistan But No Funds For FEMA Empty 100 Billion Yearly On Afganistan But No Funds For FEMA

Post by  on Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:38 pm

Congress is arguing about funding FEMA to help US disaster victims, but they voted to spend 100 BILLION Dollars a year on Afganistan! Update 9/26. Congress passed funding but it never should have been argued to the point of near shutdown. These congressmen can sit there with their salaries and premium healthcare while disaster victims live in FEMA trailers!

There are only 49 members of the 435 members of the 2010 congress who care about us Americans!

Stop Wasting $110B a Year on These People
As Arabs spread democracy, we prop up Afghan, Pakistan regimes

By Mark Russell, Newser Staff

Posted Mar 6, 2011 8:43 AM CST
Democracy is on the march across the Arab world, so "What are we doing spending $110 billion this year supporting corrupt and unpopular regimes in Afghanistan and Pakistan that are almost identical to the governments we’re applauding the Arab people for overthrowing?" asks Thomas Friedman in the New York Times. The problem, he says, is that the authoritarian governments that run most of the Middle East liked the specter of radical Islam, finding it a useful excuse to justify their harsh rule. They claim to be fighting violent extremism, but in reality, "they are nurturing the devil."

But now, the moderate, democratic uprisings around the Middle East are changing that equation. "In other words, the Arab peoples have done for free, on their own and for their own reasons, everything that we were paying their regimes to do in the 'war on terrorism' but they never did." To Friedman, the evidence is clear—it is time for the United States to stop funding the corrupt governments in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Instead, America needs to "divert some of the $110 billion we’re lavishing on the Afghan regime and the Pakistani Army and use it for debt relief, schools, and scholarships to US universities for young Egyptians and Tunisians who had the courage to take down the very kind of regimes we’re still holding up in Kabul and Islamabad".



Source:http://www.newser.com/story/113472/thomas-friedman-stop-wasting-100-billion-a-year-on-afghanistan-pakistan-regimes.html



The following congress members voted against war funding in the Dec. 17, 2010 vote, for $725 billion for the Pentagon which included $158.7 billion for "overseas contingency operations," i.e., the military occupation of Iraq and the war in Afghanistan). If your congress member is not here, he/she voted for war funding:



Baldwin,Blumenauer, Campbell, Capuano, Chu, Clarke, Cohen, Conyers, DeFazio, Duncan, Ehlers, Ellison, Eshoo, Farr, Filner, Flake, Fudge, Garamendi, Hall (NY), Honda, Jackson (IL), Johnson (IL), Kagen, Kucinich, Lee (CA), Lewis (GA), Lofgren, Zoe, Matsui, Michaud, Miller, Moore (WI), Nadler (NY), Olver, Paul, Payne, Pingree (ME), Serrano, Slaughter, Stark, Thompson(CA), Tierney, Towns, Velázquez, Watson, Watt, Waxman, Welch, Woolsey





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