Obama’s “Triple Play” Chutzpah
Nothing like a Friday news dump: "Obama Blows Off Congress, Funds Palestinians, Lies About PA Stance on Israel"
Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online is reporting (and calling it a "Triple Play"), via the foreign press because our American news organizations are either disinterested or busy expressing its own anti-Israel bias, that Obama has, once again, defied the U.S. Congress and waived its Palestinian Accountability Act in order to hand the PA $192 million.
A spokesman for the White House, Tommy Vietor, says:
... President Obama made the decision to pour American taxpayer dollars into Palestinian coffers in order to ensure “the continued viability of the moderate PA government.” He added the claim that, as the report puts it, “the PA had fulfilled all its major obligations, such as recognizing Israel’s right to exist, renouncing violence and accepting the Road Map for Peace.”
I seem to have missed that. I mean, with all the Western MSM's eagerness to paint the Palestinians in a grand light, and Israel as the evil one, you would think the PA's "recognizing Israel's right to exist, renouncing violence and accepting the Road Map for Peace" would quickly and loudly replace the media's concerns over the Romney family's roof surfing dog many moons ago.
In sum, everything Obama is saying about Palestinian compliance is a lie. Even if we were not broke, we should not be giving the PA a dime. To borrow money so we can give it to them is truly nuts.
Will Congress do anything about it? There is a very simple answer to this: slash the executive branch’s budget. That is the weapon the framers gave Congress to rein in a corrupt, spendaholic executive branch. You could start with a treble damages rule: Obama gives $192 million to the PA against Congress’s directive, Congress responds by slashing $600 million out of the State Department’s budget. That would be start — though State would still have $51 billion left over to fund the Muslim Brotherhood and its other favorite Islamic supremacists.
Here is just a bit of what our U.S. tax dollars funds in "Palestine". Just an example of the Palestinians teaching their children the "recognizing Israel's right to exist, renouncing violence and accepting the Road Map for Peace" Obama claims has been reached.