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Foreign Aid Slashed To All But Israel

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Tuesday, the New York Times reported on page one that deficit and debt hawks in both parties are planning massive foreign aid cuts for the coming year. Of course, there is one foreign aid program that is not proposed for cutting in anyone's plan: not Obama's, not House Republicans or Democrats. And it happens to be the largest single foreign assistance program of them all $3.5 billion in aid to Israel. As the Times puts it, defending this particular program shows that "even in times of austerity, some spending is inviolable."

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