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By Jug Varner

With hurricane devastation costs running into the billions of dollars along America’s coastlines, the question is: Where do we get the money to rebuild and replace these lives, homes and businesses? Here are some suggestions that may be too obvious for those in Washington DC to understand or even consider:

The first suggestion to Congress is one they would most likely NOT even give a second thought… much less take any action… but it is one that could quickly free up billions of misspent dollars.

1. ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY BUDGET PORK.
Retain only NECESSARY ITEMS - defined as those that greatly benefit the nation as a whole.

Democrats and Republicans alike do this nation a great disservice by their “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” system of taking care of themselves FIRST and insuring their reelection by PORKING their beneficiaries back home. They turn deaf ears to this ever-growing problem even when their own few colleagues in Congress try passing bills to eliminate pork - so this suggestion probably would never see the light of day. But it certainly shows where their real interest lies.

2. GET OUT OF YOUR OWN HOG TROUGH

The majority in Congress have independent incomes, but what they consider to be “low” congressional pay (in excess of $100,000 annually plus expenses) is not enough… so they continuously give themselves unnecessary raises (usually as quietly and surreptitiously as possible in the form of an ame1, ndment to some unrelated bill). These raiseses also impact on their enriched retirement as well. They may plead sorrow for your support of their sad plight, but obviously they don’t feel much sorrow for yours!

3. $TOP GIVING NEEDLE$$ BILLION$ TO NATION$ THAT HATE U$

For years, Congress and every administration have approved vast sums of money to aid many nations that obviously hate us as well as questionable amounts and purposes of some nations who ally with us. It is high time these government movers and shakers realize what history has proved: “You can’t buy love.”

Voting records of various Arabic/Islamic recorded in both the U.S. State Department and United Nations shows the following results:

67% of the time Kuwait votes against the United States
67% of the time Qatar votes against the United States
70% of the time Morocco votes against the United States
70% of the time United Arab Emirates votes against the United States.
71% of the time Jordan votes against the United States
71% of the time Tunisia votes against the United
73% of the time Saudi Arabia votes against the United States
74% of the time Algeria votes against the United States
74% of the time Yemen votes against the United States
74% of the time Oman votes against the United States
75% of the time Pakistan votes against the United States
75% of the time Sudan votes against the United States
76% of the time Libya votes against the United States
79% of the time Egypt votes against the United States
80% of the time Lebanon votes against the United States
81% of the time India votes against the United States
84% of the time Syria votes against the United States
87% of the time Mauritania votes against the United States

Despite the above, our government keeps handing out billions in foreign aid to many of these nations - very little if any of which may go to benefit anyone beyond those at the top. For example, and this is only the tip of the iceberg:

  • Egypt votes 79% against us and receives $2 billion annually in US Foreign Aid.
  • India votes 81% against us and receives $143,699,000 annually.
  • Jordan votes 71% against us and receives $192,814,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.
  • Pakistan votes 75% against us and receives $6,721,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.

When one compounds this by all the other many U.S. billions going elsewhere in the world, the answer to the question “Where are we going to find the billions to help our own people?“ should be obvious to the Congress — but is it?