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Senate Democrats block bipartisan House
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Posted By: 4250Luis, 11/17/2023 1:52:39 PM

Senate Democrats blocked a stand-alone Israel aid package led by Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., Tuesday after a lengthy debate on the chamber floor. Marshall sought unanimous consent for the House's version of the package, which passed the lower chamber with bipartisan support Nov. 2 and would earmark $14.3 billion reallocated from funds meant for the IRS in President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act. Senators Marshall, Ted Cruz, JD Vance and Mike Lee introduced the Senate version last month. But Democrats shot down the effort because the package does not include aid to Ukraine. A handful of Republican senators argued the two emergency aid packages should be split up and voted on separately.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: hershey 11/17/2023 2:38:20 PM (No. 1600380)
Yep, the democrats need to make sure ol Gropin Joe the hair sniffer gets his 10 percent out of the Ukraine aid, and all the trough suckers in the Ukraine sinkhole get their bite as well... NO more aid to Ukraine...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Venturer 11/17/2023 2:51:00 PM (No. 1600393)
Not that sure groping Joe is the only one getting a cut. I cannot see the rest of the Democrats that worried about Joe getting a cut, there must be some of the rest making a buck in this too. personally i like the Senate and the House voting on bill that are separated from anything else. Every bill should pass on it's own merits.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: marbles 11/17/2023 2:58:40 PM (No. 1600401)
Why should aid to Israel ( the only sane country in the mid east ) be coupled with more $$$$ to Ukraine ( the money laundering capitol of the world ) ? Only the willfully blind on the left see a moral equivalence.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: HicoKid 11/17/2023 3:04:45 PM (No. 1600405)
Sounds like a win. We don't need to throw 14 billion at Israel when we already send almost 5 billion each year to a rich country. Now, if Congress can divert funds from that pile of 90 billion allocated to the IRS, by all means, do it.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bamboozle 11/17/2023 3:20:06 PM (No. 1600418)
Fine, let the dems explain to their Jewish voters why they prevented Israel from getting any money.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: formerNYer 11/17/2023 3:23:51 PM (No. 1600421)
Keep send in Israel aid package to the Senate right up untill the 2024 elections.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney 11/17/2023 4:58:30 PM (No. 1600464)
The House needs to hold their ground. Nothing gets through the House until the House gets some things they want.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: andyboy 11/17/2023 5:42:25 PM (No. 1600493)
A teachable moment for Jewish Democrats who still think their party supports Israel. Are they paying attention? Probably not.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: scottj 11/17/2023 8:20:40 PM (No. 1600532)
Anti-Semitic Democrats have exposed themselves.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: mifla 11/18/2023 5:41:14 AM (No. 1600687)
Let's see who blinks first. Show us what you are made of, Speaker Johnson. Cut off any more aid to a corrupt Ukraine and tell America to set up a go fund me for Israel.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: rightdog 11/18/2023 6:37:22 AM (No. 1600707)
Biden recently release $10B to Iran. Biden and minions say, "it was their money" but they will assuredly use it against Israel and the West. How about redirecting (giving ) it to Israel? (The ultimate irony) The left will say, "Why, that's stealing. It's theirs." If our feds can direct (or look the other way) an American bank (e.g. B of A) to do illegal stuff, they can probably direct the bank(s) that are holding Iran $ to "do something illegal". Since when did this administration worry about doing something illegal? They do it every day.. After all, as the left like to say, "It's for the greater good".
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Zigrid 11/18/2023 9:53:50 AM (No. 1600818)
Not a problem...Israel has plenty to get them through this exercise...and are self sufficient.....sorry Obama...your little plan isn't working out for ya...and Iran is getting nervous because President Trump is coming back....very soon....marxists need victims to control...and the jews are self/sufficient...and with a little help from American jews ...they are all set for the remaining battle....
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Reply 13 - Posted by: TexaTucky 11/18/2023 10:30:22 AM (No. 1600859)
If we absolutely must borrow more money from China to give to various arms of the global military industrial complex, it should be on a war-by-war basis. If only to keep the accounting straight. But when was the last time US taxpayer money went to fund a war and it turned out good? What's that definition of insanity . . .?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Kafka2 11/18/2023 11:18:29 AM (No. 1600887)
Considering that Chuck Schumer runs the Senate like Pelosi ran the house, I find it strange that Democrats are holding up this aid to Israel. The Democrats could pass this bill with no Republican support. While claiming that Democrats support Israel’s right to defend itself, this is not how you do it. These delaying tactics are how you throw Israel under the bus. I hope people who support Israel are taking note.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Heraclitus 11/18/2023 5:51:18 PM (No. 1601104)
Cranky little Zelenski is having another temper tantrum, demanding more money from Uncle Joey, and being all undemocratic as he rounds up and arrests opposition Party members. Dems never demanded an audit of how our monies were being spent, where the weaponry is. We know what the Israelis are doing with their warfighters. Come to think of it, most Repubs haven't demanded audits from Ukraine. Kinda stinks like dead fish.
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