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Friday, April 12, 2013
remains untouched in 2014 US budget proposal
Under 2014 budget proposal submitted by U.S. President
Barack Obama to Congress on Wednesday, Israel would receive $3.4 billion in
total military aid, including $220 million for the Iron Dome anti-rocket system.
Israel would receive $3.4 billion in total military aid
under the 2014 U.S. budget proposal sent to Congress by President Barack Obama
on Wednesday, virtually unchanged from its current level of military aid from
Obama's proposal includes $3.1 billion in general military
aid for Israel, similar to 2013, plus a separate request for $220 million to
finance the Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system. In 2013, funding for Iron Dome
was not included in the president's original budget proposal, but $210 million
was added later on by Congress.
Obama's 2014 proposal also allocates $96 million for joint
U.S.-Israel research and development projects, including the David's Sling and
Arrow missile defense systems.
The overall budget proposal that Obama submitted to
Congress on Wednesday totaled $3.8 trillion.
The proposed budget hopes to tame galloping deficits by raising
taxes on the wealthy and trimming benefit programs. The proposal includes $1.8
trillion in new deficit cuts over the next decade as the U.S. tries to reduce
Hmmm - we can't afford to pay public sector workers, we can't afford Social Security and Medicare - and they are even calling these items "entitlements" - but we can keep sending money to Israel - in fact we pay more for Israels defense than the Israeli's do!