Thursday, January 27, 2011

If Israel is hurting for money, then the government needs to stop supporting the families of the ultra orthodox Jews whose men refuse to work

James Edwards on U.S. foreign aid to Israel:
Instead, they spend all day studying the Talmud, and believe the government has the obligation to support them. And the government does so, providing them generous welfare benefits. These freeloaders also don’t believe in birth control, so they have huge families. 800,000 of the 7.4 million people in Israel belong to these ultra-orthodox communities, so obviously it’s costing the government a lot of money to support them. In fact, Israeli economists are starting to worry about the future of Israel, since about 30% of the nation’s school age children are ultra orthodox.

Of course, Rand Paul’s call for cutting off aid to Israel will go nowhere. Congressmen and Senators are deathly afraid of even being open to discussing it, for fear of the Israel lobby. And the conservatives are the worst of all. Michelle Bachmann practically worships Israel. So this proposal is going nowhere.

Which just shows how insane this country is. We’re borrowing $1.5 trillion dollars a year to give billions to Israel, which then turns around and spends it on welfare to support hundreds of thousands of freeloading religious freaks whose men refuse to work.

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