As Mediaite's Matt Schneider
noted, Rand Paul is one of the few legislators offering specific ideas
for cutting federal spending. His prescription? Halt foreign aid to
everyone. In a conversation with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, the Tea Party
Senator was frank when asked whether he'd cut aid to--for
example--African nations, Haiti, and Israel. Paul couched his argument
in the fact that he has "sympathy" for the recipients of such aid, but
that these funds are all too often misused by corrupt dictators. And, in
the case of Israel, Paul fretted that the amount of aid the U.S. sends
to the nation's enemies inadvertently funds an "arms race" in the region.
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