Did Lindsey Graham really say that?
I don’t have the opportunity to agree with neocon South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham very often, however, the rare opportunity arose when the Senator opposed raising the debt ceiling.
In the words of ESPN sportscaster Lee Corso, “Not so fast, my friend!”
Last week, while Graham was speaking to the Columbia Rotary Club about a $1 billion foreign aid package for Egypt prior to their November elections he made some convoluted statements:
“Egypt is the prize to be won,” said Graham. “Foreign aid is a very complicated, controversial topic, particularly when you’re broke. But…it is good for the American people and the American government to reach out and help those who live in peace with us.”
Good for the American people? Explain that.
But wait, there is more. Graham rambles on trying to justify “investing in priorities” despite battling a $14 trillion debt by saying:
“Being a broke nation doesn’t mean that you have the luxury of ignoring things going on around you.”
In the immortal words of Charlie Brown…Good Grief!
If Senator Graham, who rightly acknowledges we are broke, wants to give billion(s) of US tax dollars to another country, where does he propose we get that money?