As noted previously, the military is pulling back on tuition assistance to vets as part of the farcical sequester spectacle. Yet there is still plenty of money for Obama to shower upon our Islamofascist enemies. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) is enraged:
“Why are we funding education programs for our Benedict Arnold ally when we can’t fund — or don’t fund — the education for our military? And to Pakistan of all places, where hatred for America is at its highest.”
Even as Dr. Shakil Afridi rots in a Pakistani prison after helping us find Bin Laden in their country (where he had been “hiding” in plain sight with the nearly certain knowledge of the government),
Poe … said the Marines spent roughly $47 million from the program last year — comparing that to the $12.7 million spent on higher education in Pakistan.
“And that’s not all,” Poe said. “Since the sequester, the administration has approved $37 million in foreign aid to Pakistan.”
The figure on higher education aid represents just a fraction of the $47.2 million the U.S. spent on education and social services aid to Pakistan in fiscal 2012. The U.S. spent a total of $370 million on all forms of nondefense aid to Pakistan that year — which also represents just a fraction of the total amount obligated.
The aid outrage is similar to that felt regarding $250 million in aid recently announced for Egypt.
That would be the country where Obama pulled the rug out from under our ally to pave the path to power for the sort of gents seen here paying a call at our embassy:
Spending is always about priorities. Obama did warn us well in advance that when push came to shove he would “stand with the Muslims.” That’s one reason liberals voted for him.
On tips from Dr. 9 and Clingtomyguns.