Lindsey Graham and Chris Coons have returned from meeting with their puppetmasters in Israel to demand a hike in the annual disbursement of foreign aid we give to Israel:
“U.S. senators who just returned from a trip to Israel called on Tuesday for an increase in the $38 billion in military aid the United States is currently providing Israel, signaling support for more funds for Israeli missile systems.
Senators Lindsey Graham, a leading Republican foreign policy voice, and Chris Coons, a Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said they considered the provision of $38 billion over 10 years, “a floor.”
Graham said during a meeting with reporters that he thought provisions in the agreement phasing out an arrangement in which Israel could spend U.S. funds on its own defense industry and the provision of just $500 million in missile defense funding were “short-sighted.” …”
Meanwhile, the Trump budget proposes cutting almost everything else – the student loan forgiveness program, Medicare, Medicaid, heating assistance, etc. – but Israel gets more money.