Sen Paul agrees that America should cancel the millions wasted in aid to Pakistan and other nations that buys us nothing in return, not even friendship, and spend it at home, on
A glance at the banners, signs and flags from a supposed “spontaneous” protest in Pakistan indicates they’re orchestrated by the corrupt government that is poised to lose millions of dollars in US taxpayer giveaways.
The Pakistani’s all seem quite well dressed for a country “in need” of our support. Neil Cavuto asks Senator Rand Paul why President Trump is taking the stand he is against continuing foreign aid to Pakistan at this time.
Paul replies, “You know I think most Americans would support the President on this. We don’t like to see our money going to countries that burn our flag.” He also points to a Christian, Asia Bibi, who has been on death row for five years for being a Christian and accused of crimes against Islam. He notes that Dr. Shakil Afridi, who helped America nab Bin Laden, was put into jail for 33 years as a result of his efforts.
Paul observes that the Pakistani government “seemed to look the other way” when Bin Laden was there for a decade, an indication that he believes they were protecting him and Afridi angered those inside the government by helping the Americans.
Paul agrees with the thinking of President Trump and a large portion of the American people that we should keep that money here at home and use it for needs here, such as infrastructure. He’s got a bill that he told President Trump he’ll be introducing next week that deals with exactly those issues.
Senator Paul notes that ideas like those are very popular with the people, but that “nobody in Washington is for keeping any of that money at home. They would send more money than you can imagine everywhere in the world but they never will consider keeping any of it at home.”
“But President Trump,” says Paul, “has said repeatedly during his campaign, throughout his presidency, that we need to spend that money here at home and I’m going to put legislation out there and let’s see if we can get Congress to vote on spending some of that money here.”
Cavuto asks if the US needs to step back in general from our policies on limitless foreign aid and if Pakistan might be the tipping point. Paul replies, “Yeah, I think that at the very least if you’re giving people money they ought to be your friend.”
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