BILL: Should We Fund Israel's Defense? - Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 - H.R.6126

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  • 482
    Steve
    01/31/2024

    Rep Finstad, you went to the boarder asking for Democrats to work with Republicans to secure the southern border before new funding for Ukraine!

    Well hard working Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have a bipartisan bill that greatly improve the situation at the Southern border! ! 

    But Trump Republicans in the house now don't want to do anything as Trump needs a campaign issue! Finstad you need to work to get this bipartisan bill passed if you are there for the greater good for Americans! 

  • 27
    Filura
    01/10/2024

    Greetings,  We strongly urge you, our government officials, who hold powerful positions, to take immediate action by advocating for:  1. a cessation of hostilities and genocide  in Gaza.  2. ensuring the allocation of our tax money does not support Israel genocidal campaign financially.   3. In order to facilitate the entry of much-needed humanitarian aid into Gaza, it is crucial to emphasize the importance of ending the blockade enforced by the Israeli army.   We respectfully request your valuable support and assistance in actively promoting and advocating for peace, justice and harmony within the region. Thank you,  Flora muradov

  • 783
    Ty
    12/01/2023

    This president has failed to continue to promote peace madam president! We need to stop giving money away like it's candy! We need this president to be a leader and promote peace or we need him to step aside and find a better president who will promote peace and not give money to a terrorist organization and state 

  • 482
    Steve
    11/29/2023

    I have. NO problem helping Israel defend it's self, but we should attach some strings to help find a solution in getting along with it's neighbors! 
    I also want the US to keep providing support to Ukraine! They are defending themselves from one our greatest enemies! The people calling to end support do not understand the long term consequences of that policy! 
    Yes we must get control of our spending! The Republicans had no problem handling out huge tax cuts to the top 5%, and increasing our national debt! 
    I am really upset with representatives that vote against funding our government, but do nothing to balance our needs with spending and Tax collection! 
    Cutting funding to the IRS is ridiculous! 
    It would be the same as cutting all funding for farmers, ridiculous! 

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    Brian
    11/13/2023

    I find the hypocrisy of the right to be stunning again.

    All this talk of Ukraine's "corruption" and not wanting to send them more money to assist in their struggle against Russia...and yet we're willing to let a corrupt, indicted Prime Minister Netanyahu continue using our money to expand settlements, bomb hospitals, and impose military force on a civilian population. 

    What both Ukraine and Israel  have faced is awful, but our policies of standing behing these two countries should be equal and consistent.

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    Brian
    11/13/2023

    Our money should not be free to all. 

    If we're going to give military aid to Israel, there should be basic guidelines to ensure how they use it and how they treat their neighbors and the minorities within their nation. 

    I support Israel's right to defend itself, but I do not support settlements, discrimination, and their current treatment of the people in Gaza. 

    If they can't uphold humanitarian standards and avoid war crimes, then they can't have our money.

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    Bruce
    11/12/2023

    I don't wish ill on Israel.  

    I feel very sorry for those who have been lost to the Hamas terrorism and hostage-taking AND the subsequent retaliation in Gaza and the West Bank.  

    However, the United States must NOT fund any more WAR CRIMES by either side.  

    More than 11,000 Gazan Palestinian civilians have been slaughtered by the Israeli military.  The largest hospital in Gaza no longer has power and communications.  30 some pre-term infants in incubators are now probably dead.  

     

    NO MONEY FOR MORE WAR!  

     

  • 239
    DeAnna
    11/12/2023

    No, we have given so much money to other countries, while people can't afford food and housing. We have allowed corporations to buy our government so they can raise prices. You have nickeled and dimes is for so long that as much as I feel for others, we have people dying in the richest country. We have people dying because the can't afford healthcare, freezing because they can't afford a place to live or heat. People who at one point could at least afford food, starving. I can no longer afford groceries and have stopped buying meat. How about we focus on this country before spending billions in other countries. At this time I have my doubts that anyone in our government has our backs.  Your all so busy fighting over wars in other countries, what about the war on the American people which you have all created? 

  • 3,354
    Steph
    11/11/2023

    To My Representatives in Congress:

     

    It is most urgent that you Strongly Oppose the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 - H.R.6126.

    VOTE NO!

    As a fellow commenter passionately wrote: “under no circumstances should my tax dollars be used to kill maim innocent civilians especially women, kids, elderly!”

  • 9,016
    Charles
    11/11/2023

    Veto this bill! Using  IRS funding NO the Irs needs to go after the most wealthy. Where is the humanitarian aide to BOTH sides?

    Ukraine Left out?  This bill is a BIG VETO.

     

  • 3,354
    Steph
    11/11/2023

    I am sick to death and disgusted by the wasting of my taxes on the fight for land possession, greed, and religious bullshit!   Ukaine is a different story.  The USA asked them to disarm their Nuclear capacities and they did, with the understanding that if Putin tried to force them back(reforming the USSR is his end Goal.....once KGB always KGB)  we would have their back.   As they did what OUR GOVERNMENT asked them to do, they no longer have the capacity that is required to stop  Putin with his obsession to rebuild the USSR.   They do not have that capacity because we asked them to dismantle it!   Therefore, The USA must Honor our part in that agreement.

     

    Israel and the Middle East, on the other hand, is all because of religion.     It seems like most of the Global conflicts come from the big 3 Abrahamic Religions.      None of the three are religions of peace, despite what they all three preach.  You only have to look at the hatred spewing forth right here in our own country by the Christian right wing to see than NONE OF THE 3 are nothing more than weaponized drivel and hate driven propaganda!

     

    The GOP screams about raising retirment age, getting rid of Social Security because they cannot fund it.....ending social porgrams for the poor because "they have to find the money for it and we cannot afford it"  but we send BIllions of dollars to Israel every year(now sending more!) and we seem to be able to afford THAT!   But we cannot fund social programs for the poor, elderly and disabled?    Sickening!

     

    And-if we're SOOOOOO broke and they SOOOOOO want Fiscal Responsibility(hint: They do not) then it's High time millionaires and billionaires start paying taxes!    Multi-trillion dollar corporations are paying less tax than I am!   Millionaires and Billionaires are paying less tax than I am!

    It's all just sickening, disgusting and reprehensible!

     

    I have just had it!

     

    Ok.  I am now off of my soapbox and devote the rest of the day to being a sunbeam.

     

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

     

     

  • 2,946
    Arlys
    11/10/2023

    I am tired of wasting my tax dollars on the fight for territarial possession, greed, and religious differences.  The Ukaine is a different matter.  They do not have what is required to stop almighty Putin and his power mad cronies.  

    These wars must end for the sake of all humanity.  Life is too damn short to waste it on greed, hate, and the lust for power over others.  War is not an option in either case.

    It is time we tighten our purse strings and start making "big money" pay their fare share so we can aid those IN NEED along with our very own citizenry

  • 2,418
    Martha
    11/10/2023

    If Israel has the beest trained and equpied military in the Middle East then why should we fund their war, especially when the GD Republicans want to fund their war while cutting funds to the IRS which will decrease the amt. of revenue that will be collected, thus adding to the deficit.  This is not just me saying this the Congressional Budget Office has made this determination.  I have no problem with helping Ukraine as they don't have the resources (military, financial) that Israel has, but we shouldn't be on the hook to Israel.  I'd agree that some assistance should be provided, but then Israel needs to stop bombing the cilivian population and pause the fighting for more than just 4 hrs. and allow civilians to get the hell out of Gaza to avoid the indiscriminate bombing that Israel seems to be doing.  Further, after the war ends the US should not help with reconstruction.  That should all be on Israel given they followed a scorched earth policy in their war.

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    LeslieG
    11/10/2023

    Funding the $14B Israeli Appropration by cutting $26B/year in revenue that the IRS funding would produce adds to the deficit and makes no sense.

    Also the package should be reduce to $8B to cover $4B resupply for the Iron Dome and $4B to replenish US supplies but no additional funding that is allowing Israel to bomb the civilian population of Gaza.

    "Republicans proposed giving Israel $14 billion, attached to $14 billion in IRS funding cuts.
    The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the proposal would cut revenue by $26 billion."

    "The Israel aid bill, introduced by House Appropriations Chairwoman Kay Granger, R-Texas, allocates $4.4 billion to replenish U.S. weapons and munitions stocks sent to Israel and $4 billion for the Iron Dome and David’s Sling missile defense systems."

    "Granger’s bill also allocates $3.5 billion in Foreign Military Financing grants and loans allowing Israel to buy additional weapons from U.S. and Israeli defense contractors."

    "Israel is rapidly burning through munitions as it continues to bomb the 2.2 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, killing roughly 9,000 people and wounding thousands more, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Israel launched its campaign following Hamas’ massacre of approximately 1,400 Israelis and abduction of 240 hostages, per the Israel Defense Forces."

    https://www.businessinsider.com/israel-war-funding-irs-cuts-cost-taxpayers-worsen-deficit-cbo-2023-11?amp

    https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2023/11/02/house-passes-israel-military-aid-bill/

  • 6,716
    Bruce
    11/10/2023

    This is dead on arrival.  

    Taking the money to fund Israel's military from the U.S. IRS funding makes this bill unpassable.  

    I might support a bill providing support for Israel's defense IF it does not steal the money from making our own government function.  

    AND as long as the military aid is strictly defensive.  

    AND the Israeli genocide of Palestinian civilians immediately stops. 

  • 3,601
    Surender
    11/09/2023

    Absolutely not! Israel is not a poor country by any means and has its own advanced military complex being a major arms exporter 

    under no circumstances should my tax dollars be used to kill maim innocent civilians especially women, kids, elderly! 

     

  • 26.1k
    Frank_001
    11/09/2023

    Representatives,

    It is most urgent that you Strongly Oppose the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 - H.R.6126.

    VOTE NO!

    As a fellow commenter passionately wrote: “under no circumstances should my tax dollars be used to kill maim innocent civilians especially women, kids, elderly!”