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Senate blocks aid to Israel
Politico, by Burgess Everett

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Posted By:M2, 8/1/2014 7:34:42 AM

n the end, the Senate couldn’t even agree to deliver emergency aid to one of the United States’ closest allies. A last-ditch effort to deliver aid to Israel during its war with Hamas died on the Senate floor, as Republicans blocked the proposal over concerns that it would increase the debt. After Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’ $2.7 billion border aid package, which also included $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system and $615 million to fight Western wildfires, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried to split off the Israel and wildfire money as a standalone bill,...

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Republicans queered this deal because they were afraid to increase the debt? This doesn´t sound right. And Reid is the one defending "tiny Israel"? Did we all just fall through the looking glass?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMom, 8/1/2014 7:40:37 AM     (No. 9949010)

Consider the source. This is from Politico.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/1/2014 7:43:36 AM     (No. 9949012)

It doesn´t take a rocket scientist to know that democrats are anti-Israel. I don´t care what is written in this article, we know the democrats are the problem.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/1/2014 7:48:21 AM     (No. 9949019)

Enough of this insidious legislation-bundling.

Every bill should be a "stand-alone" bill.

The mutual back-scratching and log-rolling would stop, and we´d know exactly where our solons stand on each issue.... which is why it will never ever happen.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: harleynyc, 8/1/2014 8:43:31 AM     (No. 9949078)

Misleading headline by politicasses. Should be ´Harry Reid sets up GOP to look bad.´

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bad-hair, 8/1/2014 8:46:25 AM     (No. 9949083)

How exactly do Republicans BLOCK a senate bill without a majority?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/1/2014 9:12:49 AM     (No. 9949136)

So its the Republican;s fault Israel doesn´t get its military aid. Politico have you no shame.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/1/2014 10:55:16 AM     (No. 9949309)

$2.7 BILLION for the border chaos created by obama and only 225 Million for Israel. The Pubbies were right in voting against this bill.

This is what the DEMS alway try to pull....look at the whole picture.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: grace1798, 8/2/2014 8:49:54 AM     (No. 9950445)

WHY LORD doesn´t Reid die already?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: grace1798, 8/2/2014 8:50:46 AM     (No. 9950447)

Billions to ISLAM but peanuts to ISRAEL. Whose side is OBAMA ON ????? Not USA and Definitely not Israel. He´s a LIAR!

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