Obama keeps throwing our hard-earned dollars to the Egyptian Arab Spring. What do average Americans have to say about this wasteful foreign aid?
Read from Weasel Zippers:
Poll: 77% of Americans Want U.S. Aid To Egypt Cut or Reduced…
"See Sunday’s post about the Muslim Brotherhood claiming the U.S. has to send aid or the Camp David Accords could be in jeopardy.
(Poll Position) — 'Most Americans believe the U.S. should reduce or eliminate its more than $1 billion a year in financial aid to Egypt.
In our national scientific telephone poll, we put this question to Americans: “Do you believe that the U.S. should maintain, reduce, or halt providing Egypt with more than $1 billion a year in U.S. financial aid?”
In response, 14% said maintain the aid the $1 billion+ a year in aid, 44% said reduce the aid, and 33% said halt the aid altogether.
Along partisan lines, independents (43%) and Republicans (40%) most favored ending U.S. aid to Egypt.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,232 registered voters nationwide was conducted Feb. 6, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.'"
Perhaps, American objection to funding Egypt has something to do with the intense persecution Christians are facing from the Muslims in Egypt.
Read from Jihad Watch:
Egypt: 20,000 Muslims attempt to torch church, kill pastor
"The Tiny Minority of Extremists has a consistent pattern of turning out less tiny than advertised. As we are increasingly seeing in Egypt and Tunisia, they do not even need absolute power to wreak havoc on human rights and civil society.
It is also worth remembering that the repair or building of churches is forbidden under Islamic law; if the mob has its way, the Christians would not be able to fix what they have broken. '20,000 Muslims Attempt to Kill Pastor and Torch Church in Egypt,' by Mary Abdelmassih for the Assyrian International News Agency, February 15:
(AINA) -- 'A mob of nearly 20,000 radical Muslims, mainly Salafis, attempted this evening to break into and torch the Church of St. Mary and St. Abram in the village of Meet Bashar,in Zagazig, Sharqia province. They were demanding the death of Reverend Guirgis Gameel, pastor of the church, who has been unable to leave his home since yesterday. Nearly 100 terrorized Copts sought refuge inside the church, while Muslim rioters were pelting the church with stones in an effort to break into the church, assault the Copts and torch the building. A home of a Copt living near the church and the home of the church's porter were torched, as well as three cars.'"
The Egyptians are threatening the US -- if we defund them, they will break the peace treaty with Israel:
The Arab Spring in Egypt Means Government Sanctioned Extortion and Hostage-Taking
Since we are discussing foreign aid, you might be interested to know that Obama wants to keep shoveling money at the Pakistanis as well:
Unreal: Obama Wants To Increase U.S. Aid To Pakistan To $2.4 Billion…