On Friday, AIPAC issued a statement, saying “US security assistance is the most tangible manifestation of American support for Israel…”
Ahead of the holiday recess, Congress on Friday overwhelmingly passed a sweeping $1.8 trillion spending bill – heavily larded with hundreds of billions in corporate tax breaks along with billions for Israel’s killing machine.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D. TX) called the measure “a Christmas tree bill because special interests get special presents, all in ornaments on this tree.”
On Thursday, House members passed it by a 316-113 bipartisan majority. On Friday, Senate members followed by a nearly two-to-one 65 to 33 vote.
The measure increases spending by $66 billion for the FY ending September 30, 2016 – above earlier sequester limits set. It ends a 40-year ban on crude oil exports, a sop to energy giants during hard times of low prices.
Obama straightaway signed the 2,009-page measure into law. Perhaps no one but corporate lawyers, lobbyists, and others involved in crafting…
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