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Cutting Foreign Aid: Smart and Safe

 
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Cutting Foreign Aid: Smart and Safe

Neoconservative (and leading Rand Paul critic) Jennifer Rubin’s latest attack on Senator Paul centers on Senator Paul’s proposal to end foreign aid. Most of her article is filled with the same old clichés supporters of a constitutional foreign policy are used to hearing: foreign aid is “small” part of the federal budget (as if that […]


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Foreign Aid: It’s (General) Electric

Last week, I blogged about President Obama’s decision to increase “security cooperation” and make “significant new investments in African peacekeeping” following the U.S.-African leaders summit.  President Obama also announced that the federal government would be spending an “additional” three million dollars on the “Electrify Africa” program.  This program provides taxpayer-backed loans to electricity projects in […]


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Obama unilaterally increases military invention and foreign aid, DC yawns

This week DC played host to the first “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit,” a three-day gathering of “leaders from across the African continent.” Aside from tying up DC traffic, thus making it more difficult for federal bureaucrats, Congressional staffers, and lobbyists to get to “work,” the summit give Obama an opportunity to promise to spend more blood-and-treasure in […]


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What Does The US Government Want in Ukraine?

Here is Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul’s latest Texas Straight Talk on the US Government’s continued meddling in Ukraine. As Dr. Paul points out, at a time when the US is broke, it makes no sense for the US Government to be spending money to interfere in the Ukraine at a time when the […]


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GOP’s electrifying vote on corporate welfare

Today, the House of Representatives will consider the Electrify Africa Act (HR 2548). This bill creates “…a comprehensive United States Government policy to assist countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop an appropriate mix of power solutions for more broadly distributed electricity access…” In other words, it forces the American people to pay (either directly through […]


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