Ron Paul to Congress: Stop Sending Our Money to Warmongers and Oppressors!

In his latest column, Ron Paul criticizes HR 2346, a $106 billion Supplemental Appropriations Act which takes money out of the pockets of hardworking Americans and puts it into the greedy hands of international warmongers and oppressors. Instead of promoting war and destruction around the world, we need to bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan, balance the budget, and stop meddling in the affairs of other countries.

International Bailout Brings Us Closer to Economic Collapse

by Ron Paul

Last week Congress passed the war supplemental appropriations bill. In an affront to all those who thought they voted for a peace candidate, the current president will be sending another $106 billion we don’t have to continue the bloodshed in Afghanistan and Iraq, without a hint of a plan to bring our troops home.

Many of my colleagues who voted with me as I opposed every war supplemental request under the previous administration seem to have changed their tune. I maintain that a vote to fund the war is a vote in favor of the war. Congress exercises its constitutional prerogatives through the power of the purse, and as long as Congress continues to enable these dangerous interventions abroad, there is no end in sight, that is until we face total economic collapse.

From their spending habits, an economic collapse seems to be the goal of Congress and this administration. Washington spends with impunity domestically, bailing out and nationalizing everything they can get their hands on, and the foreign aid and IMF funding in this bill can rightly be called an international bailout!

As Americans struggle through the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, this emergency supplemental appropriations bill sends $660 million to Gaza, $555 million to Israel, $310 million to Egypt, $300 million to Jordan, and $420 million to Mexico. Some $889 million will be sent to the United Nations for so-called “peacekeeping” missions. Almost one billion dollars will be sent overseas to address the global financial crisis outside our borders. Nearly $8 billion will be spent to address a “potential pandemic flu” which could result in mandatory vaccinations for no discernable reason other than to enrich the pharmaceutical companies that make the vaccine.

Perhaps most outrageous is the $108 billion loan guarantee to the International Monetary Fund. These new loan guarantees will allow that destructive organization to continue spending taxpayer money to prop up corrupt leaders and promote harmful economic policies overseas.

Not only does sending American taxpayer money to the IMF hurt citizens here, evidence shows that it even hurts those it pretends to help. Along with IMF loans comes IMF required policy changes, called Structural Adjustment Programs, which amount to forced Keynesianism. This is the very fantasy-infused economic model that has brought our own country to its knees, and IMF loans act as the Trojan Horse to inflict it on others. Perhaps most troubling is the fact that leaders in recipient nations tend to become more concerned with the wishes of international elites than the wishes and needs of their own people. Argentina and Kenya are just two examples of countries that followed IMF mandates right off a cliff. The IMF frequently recommends currency devaluation to poorer nations, which has wiped out the already impoverished over and over. There is also a long list of brutal dictators the IMF happily supported and propped up with loans that left their oppressed populace in staggering amounts of debt with no economic progress to show for it.

We are buying nothing but evil and global oppression by sending your taxdollars to the IMF. Not to mention there is no Constitutional authority to do so. Our continued presence in Iraq and Afghanistan does not make us safer at home, but in fact undermines our national security. I vehemently opposed this Supplemental Appropriations Bill and was dismayed to see it pass so easily.


  • Mohammed AL-Saedi

    Who are the terrorists ?

    CIA USA ,,, CIA USA ,,, CIA USA, this was the slogan that the protests were chanting years ago. America is involved countless terror activities via its criminal espionage agency CIA in additional to various means thats including puppets regimes. In recent move into same terror-ism activities, America represent real danger on the world safety, is propelling another puppet regime of the south Korea into staging a tension on the region.

    “The south Korean military warmongers has been busy with madcap large-scale air battle ex-ercises with U.S. forces in the air over the western part of the Korean Peninsula since October 15”

    “exercises with the U.S. imperialists right after their provocative PSI exercises came to a clo-se. This is an intolerable provocation to the DPRK and a blatant challenge to the desire of the Koreans to see the inter-Korean relations improved and the need of the times.”

    “The puppet military is spearheading the exercises now under way in the air over the western part of the Korean Peninsula with combined air forces of south Korea and the U.S. involved. Herein lies a dangerous military purpose”


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  • Markschock

    USA should and must stop transferring $$$ billions to Israel ,stop sending weapons to the evil state of zionist jews.Israel keeps taking the land of the Palestinians ,Israel is killing Palestinians kids with US money ,There are too many jews in the US goverment,AIPAC should and must be destroyed,The zionist jews in USA are controling the country Obama is willing to give Israel more money ,he shouls be aware that this money comes from hard working americans who are suffering of the non existence of a real good healthcare programm, jobs crisis,Obama has become a problem to all american,he has become a black jew,this situation can no longer last,we must keep our moneyn here,no more cake for Israel,no more zionist jews in the gov.administration,let the clean up begin now !!

  • longshotlouie

    A US drone aircraft killed at least 45 Pakistani Taliban militants in south Waziristan yesterday when it fired missiles at the funeral of an insurgent commander killed earlier in the day, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

    “Three missiles were fired by drones as people were dispersing after offering funeral prayers for Niaz Wali,” one intelligence official said, referring to a Taliban commander who was one of six militants killed in an earlier drone attack.

    The army had no information on the attack on the funeral in the remote area under the control of Baitullah Mehsud, the country’s enemy number one, a military official said.

    One local security official, who could not be identified as he was not authorised to speak to media, said that more than 60 had died of whom “half are civilians”. Funerals of Taliban are attended by local villagers, not just militants.

    That should give the neo-cons and the neo-liberals, that happen by here, quite a boner.

  • longshotlouie

    Apparently, the new form of ‘patriotism’, the new incarnation of ’support the troops’ – is to support someone who helped massacre hundreds of U.S. troops just two decades ago.

    We are referring of course to Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the former Prime Minister of Iran who directed the bloody attacks on the U.S. embassy and Marine Corps barracks in Beirut in 1983. Sold by the media and hailed by Neo-Cons as the avatar of Iranian democracy, Mousavi was also “fingered for the 1988 truck bombing of the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Center in Naples, Italy, that killed five persons, including the first Navy woman to die in a terrorist attack,” reports CQ Politics.

    Regarding the Beirut bombings, which killed 220 U.S. Marines, CIA Middle East field officer Bob Baer wrote in TIME Magazine that Mousavi, “Dealt directly with Imad Mughniyah,” who ran the Beirut terrorist campaign and was “the man largely held responsible for both attacks.”

    Things that make you go hmmmm.