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    Trump Orders the Freeze of Billions of Dollars in Congressionally Approved Foreign Aid

    The Trump administration has put a temporary hold on some congressionally approved foreign aid funds.
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    That’s pending a State Department review as well as by the U.S. Agency for International Development, as many news outlets have reported about the development.
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) informed the two agencies in a recent letter that “unobligated funds” would be frozen until “three business days after” State and USAID provide an accounting of how much remains in specific accounts — and how, exactly, those funds are being spent. The funds expire on September 30, the end of the fiscal year.


    A USAID official told CNN the funding amounts to somewhere between $2 billion and $4 billion, as Fox43 reported.
    The accounts specified in the letter include funding for international organizations, international peacekeeping, international narcotics control and law enforcement, global health, development assistance, foreign military and assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia.

    More at: https://www.lifezette.com/2019/08/tr...d-foreign-aid/
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    Does this "temporary hold" include foreign aid to Israel?

    If so, it makes the Epstein situation today all the more curious considering the rumors that he was a spy for Mossad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revgen View Post
    Does this "temporary hold" include foreign aid to Israel?

    If so, it makes the Epstein situation today all the more curious considering the rumors that he was a spy for Mossad.
    I'm not sure but I doubt it, hopefully that will come.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Congress is supposed to control spending.

    https://www.kff.org/news-summary/tru...-move-forward/

    Trump administration resurrects ‘rescission’ proposal in latest attack on U.S. aid spending

    “…The funding in question totals between $2 billion and $4 billion that is set to expire when the current fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, according to people familiar with the accounts. … Last year the White House considered using the same budgetary authority — a relatively obscure process known as ‘rescission’ — to target U.S. global development funding. USAID’s country missions managed to quickly spend much of their remaining unobligated funds, and OMB ultimately abandoned that plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Congress is supposed to control spending.

    https://www.kff.org/news-summary/tru...-move-forward/
    Where were you almost the entire day? We have a major $#@!storm brewing and you are offline. You have a lot of catching up to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWDude View Post
    Oh, brother. Zippy is useless. How is he getting paid for this crap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Congress is supposed to control spending.
    https://www.kff.org/news-summary/tru...-move-forward/
    Really? Which branch of government writes the checks?



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    Foreign aid should be abolished .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Foreign aid should be abolished .
    How hard is it to abuse this scheme? A bunch of needy foreigners willing to do whatever to get it. How about some kickbacks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by revgen View Post
    Does this "temporary hold" include foreign aid to Israel?

    If so, it makes the Epstein situation today all the more curious considering the rumors that he was a spy for Mossad.
    Yup and yup. You're spot on. $38 Billion to Israel, and they have free health care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Congress is supposed to control spending.
    Congress only gets to control what money the executive MAY spend, they can't make him spend it.
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    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Not one plumb nickel will be held back from Trumps War Criminal handler; Israel

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