Posted on March 19, 2013 by


Maybe I am wrong by assuming or even thinking the idea in which America and her people are put first and are  priority.  Call me old fashioned, but that is what I believe. Yes helping others is an awesome, noble and above all is a Godly task,  but I dare to say not on America’s expense. Yeas help, and help and give and give some more, But do NOT cut mine to give to my enemies.

Read the following article , and SCREAM, for America is being destroyed from within by her own government. 

Rep blasts higher ed aid to Pakistan,

  as military suspends US tuition


Published March 19, 2013


Why is the U.S. funding higher education for its “Benedict Arnold ally”  Pakistan when the Pentagon is cutting tuition assistance for American  troops?

That’s the question Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, asked as he prepared to introduce  a bill Tuesday to give Pakistan aid the “sequester” treatment — halting the  money until U.S. tuition assistance is restored.

“Why are we funding education programs for our Benedict Arnold ally when we  can’t fund — or don’t fund — the education for our military? And to Pakistan  of all places, where hatred for America is at its highest. Washington should  watch its spending and prioritize,” Poe said on the floor Monday. “It’s time,  Mr. Speaker, to sequester Pakistan.”

Poe is the latest congressional lawmaker to try and short-circuit the tuition  assistance cuts, which the administration began to make in light of the  sequester. Last week, Sens. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Kay Hagan, D-N.C., also  introduced an amendment to a budget bill to restore the program.

Poe described the cost of the program as .1 percent of the Defense  Department’s budget, and one that has helped graduate 50,000  individuals.

Aid spent on Pakistan in fiscal 2012

Higher education: $12.7M

All education and social services: $47.2M

Total nondefense aid spent: $370M

Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He said the Marines spent roughly $47 million from the program last year —  comparing that to the $12.7 million spent on higher education in  Pakistan.

“And that’s not all,” Poe said. “Since the sequester, the administration has  approved $37 million in foreign aid to Pakistan.”

The figure on higher education aid represents just a fraction of the $47.2  million the U.S. spent on education and social services aid to Pakistan in  fiscal 2012. The U.S. spent a total of $370 million on all forms of nondefense  aid to Pakistan that year — which also represents just a fraction of the total  amount obligated.

The aid outrage is similar to that felt regarding $250 million in aid  recently announced for Egypt.

Several branches of the military have pulled back on tuition assistance since  the sequester took effect March 1.

The Marine Corps said in a statement last week that it is trying to preserve  “essential programs” and that leadership “remains committed to providing  opportunities to Marines as they pursue their educational goals.”

“Education counselors are available to assist Marines with their education  choice, including providing information about other education programs,” the  statement said, noting there are “other education funding options such as the GI  Bills, grants, scholarships and loans that can support a broader continuum of  learning and educational goals.”

The Army program gives soldiers as much as $4,500 annually to take courses,  at accredited schools, toward high school and college diplomas. Army officials  could not give a specific amount on how much the cuts would save, but said  201,000 soldiers used the program in fiscal 2012 at the cost of $373  million.

Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/19/rep-blasts-higher-ed-aid-to-pakistan-as-military-suspends-us-tuition-assistance/#ixzz2O0BDSs5l