President & Congress Gives $7 Billion To Pakistan: Yea or Nay?

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    President Obama has signed a bill that gives $7 Billion in aid to Pakistan over five years,a measure that the nuclear-armed U.S. ally's Military had claimed was an intrusion into the nation's internal affairs.

    It seems to me that Pakistan's Military has a good point. I'm still always surprised that these "Aid" packages aren't more publicly debated in our Congress. It seems like these deals are always done incredibly quickly and secretly by our Government. Personally i would have to vote Nay on this type of "Aid." Just interested in seeing what others think on this subject.
     
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    $7b. payable upon the delivery of Osama's head? Sure.
     
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    Amen brother... That's what we should have done.
     
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    Is it me or do they always seem to be trying to slip something by us with these "Aid" packages? They seem to be done so quickly and secretly. I would like to see much more open & public debate in our Congress before just handing all that Tax Payer cash over to these countries. Hmm?
     
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    What can I say? I pay for results not words.
     
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    Hard call, TBH. We are between a rock and a hard place with Pakistan. We need their help (staging, some token and not so token captures, etc.), but they have diverted some funds to programs in conflict with our interests.

    We cut them off, it gets worse for us.

    We pay them, and some of that money goes against our interests.



    And, they are nuclear.
     
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    Careful,

    I read that just a bit too quickly. The names are too similar and I thought "Oh shit no, he didn't just type that!".

    Immie
     
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    We will get nothing for that 7 billion.

    You might as well burn it in a furnace.
     
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    Corporate America will retain its access to low-cost high-tech workers.

    Other than that, what do we ever get in return for our foreign aid?
     
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    Wasn't it Pakistan who "lost" the previous $6 BILLION Bush gave them?
     

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