Priorities: Israel vs. Food Stamps

Dispatches from the Underclass

This infographic from Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) offers a revealing picture of US priorities.

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The House of Representatives cut $40 billion from the food stamp program last month, which just so happens to be the same amount of money the US has promised Israel in military aid through 2027. Even as Congress endorses more and more austerity for Americans, it seems our representatives are always happy to throw buckets of money at the “Jewish and democratic” state. Just this summer, the House Armed Services Committee approved an additional $488 million funding package to Israel, not to be confused with the $3.1 billion in military aid the US had already allocated for the coming fiscal year.

Among other things (i.e. war, mass surveillance, corporate welfare, etc.), preserving Israel’s access to an endless supply of weapons is more important than preventing food insecure kids, who make up half…

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4 thoughts on “Priorities: Israel vs. Food Stamps

  1. Reblogged this on Niki.V.all.ways.My.way. and commented:
    i’m a big fan of our original intent which requires us to equally provide for the common defense AND the general welfare . . . . so, i’d say, right now in our reality, we need to rebalance in the form of feeding our people. I don’t necessarily agree that “food stamps” and our current program of making sure our general welfare is being taken care of because I believe that process has been completely pimped out, but …. just for the sake of balance, as fix our ethical problems, we need to start by shifting our priority: FOOD NOT BOMBS!

  2. makes me wanna actually shed tears. As Isn’t Real (Israel) talks shit to everybody in the Middle East because the have their big brother (USA) standing behind. While they bulldoze houses of people who the nerve to be living there since their inception.

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