Paul, one of eight senators who voted against the so-called “fiscal cliff” agreement in Washington this week, is scheduled to speak at a private reception on Monday on the issue of fiscal responsibility and reducing US foreign aid during a speech at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies. JIMS describes itself as “an independent, nonprofit economic policy think tank whose mission is to promote social progress in Israel through economic freedom and individual liberty.” The Courier-Journal article quoted Paul as saying that the depiction of him as anti-Israel because he favors foreign aid cuts was a “misrepresentation.” “It is not my position to be against Israel,” the first-term senator and Tea Party darling said. “I’m appreciative of the fact that Israel is a democracy, one of the few true democracies in the Middle East, and I’m also appreciative that they’ve been a close friend and ally.” Paul said foreign aid cuts “should start with countries who have not been good allies.... I wouldn’t start with Israel.”It's Rand's first ever visit to Israel.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Rand set to visit a free market think tank... in... wait for it... here it comes... ISRAEL!
Cuts in foreign aid to all nations, but anti-American countries (Cough-cough - Egypt - Ahem, ahem) first! From Eric Dondero: It's been called the Cato of Jerusalem. And the leading libertarian in the United States Senate is now scheduled to make a visit. JayPo reports, "US Senator Rand Paul set to visit Israel":