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Salon – Rand Paul favors cutting US aid to Israel

Not too crazy about this guy but this proposal makes some sense to me. I’m totally in favor of isolationism, for now. Bring everyone home, let other countries take care of themselves, let’s get our house in order, then we can go and help out where help is needed. At least at that point, we’ll get respect, people will listen to us, and not just take our money and do whatever they feel like it, giving us the run-around.

The tea party-backed Paul unveiled a budget proposal this week that would slash overall government spending by $500 billion, saying the growing debt requires nothing less. It makes significant cuts in education, energy and defense while eliminating some agencies.

The Kentucky senator also is calling for cutting billions from foreign aid, and told CNN he would end the $3 billion in foreign military assistance to Israel.