LAST-MINUTE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION APPROPRIATION REVOKED …
U.S. president Donald Trump has reportedly put the kibosh on a $221 million payment from the State Department to the Palestinian Authority that was approved in the waning hours of the presidency of Barack Obama.
The payment – opposed by the GOP-controlled Congress – was quietly released by former U.S. secretary of state John Kerry.just hours before Trump was sworn in.
Do we approve of Trump’s decision? Yes … although not for the reasons you might suspect.
To be clear: Saving $221 million isn’t going to make any difference in a country where the deficit is more than $1 trillion and the debt is approaching $20 trillion.
It’s not even a molecule in a drop of the bucket …
Still, every million matters to some extent … and the principle of limiting government wherever possible matters a lot.
As we’ve repeatedly stated, cutting/ gutting foreign aid is one of the quickest and easiest ways to start saving taxpayer money in Washington, D.C. That’s why this website has consistently opposed all foreign aid – whether to it is to Palestinians, Israelis or anybody else.
America first, people. America first …
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