Obama Inc. Spends $1 Billion on Syrian Aid, Cuts Pay for US Soldiers

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With Obama’s latest giveaway to Syria, the $1 billion dollar threshold has been reached.

How much money is that? By Obama’s standards, it isn’t a lot. But while he’s lavishing aid on Syrian terrorists, he’s cutting pay increases to the American soldiers he expects to fight for those terrorists.

U.S. taxpayers have spent at least $1,010,354,195 on Syrian humanitarian aid for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, according to official numbers from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

“To help the many Syrians in need this Eid al-Fitr, the United States is providing an additional $195 million in food aid and other humanitarian aid, bringing our humanitarian contribution to the Syrian people to over $1 billion since the crisis began,” Obama said in a White House statement.

“For millions of Americans, Eid is part of a great tapestry of America’s many traditions, and I wish all Muslims a blessed and joyful celebration. Eid Mubarak.”

Like the great tradition of liberal politicians screwing the military while lavishing untold wealth on America’s enemies. A great tradition that Obama, Clinton and Carter are all part of.

While Obama was celebrating his Eid and his giveaways, he was cutting pay for the soldiers he wants to send off to die in the wars of Eid.

As promised in his Fiscal Year 2014 budget, Obama has just informed Congress that he will cap next year’s pay raise for U.S. military personnel at 1 percent, instead of the 1.8 percent raise set by the formula Congress established.

The announcement came on Friday afternoon, at the start of the long Labor Day weekend, in a letter to Congress.

“I am strongly committed to supporting our uniformed service members, who have made such great contributions to our Nation over the past decade of war,” Obama wrote to congressional leaders. “As our country continues to recover from serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare, however, we must maintain efforts to keep our Nation on a sustainable fiscal course. This effort requires tough choices, especially in light of budget constraints faced by Federal agencies.”

Tough choices. Like dumping 1 billion on Muslim Syria while cutting pay for the fighting American men and women he despises.

But those soldiers are still the lucky ones. Think of the 20,000 Marines fired to save 10 billion dollars. That 1 billion spent on America’s enemies could have preserved 2,000 US Marines.

But Obama has his own priorities.

  • http://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/ SLIMJIM

    A billion dollars??? What are they doing with this money????

    • ziggy zoggy

      Sending “refugees” to Western countries and pocketing most of it.

      • cmesic

        Yes, they took over UK. There are more Mosque’s in Britain than churches now. When the tribulation starts they will be beheading Christians. Pray for the US.

  • Jakareh

    I know it’s off-topic, but I have recently discovered a lost Nostradamus quatrain that I would like to share with my FPM friends:

    “In the palm-fringed faraway isles of the sunset
    A besotted and much-wed servant of Baphomet
    Through fornication with a whore shall beget
    The one who shall inspire immeasurable regret!”

    Hmm, I wonder whom this could be referring to. I guess it will forever remain a mystery.

  • CowboyUp

    “…affecting the general welfare…” another democrat ‘constitutional scholar’ president who either doesn’t understand or deliberately perverts article 2, section 8 of the US Constitution. A knowledgeable person has to laugh on those occasions (like wild bill’s impeachment) when democrat party politicians and media hacks start waving around “The Federalist,” which explains why their interpretation of the “welfare clause,” and the 2nd Amendment, among others, are wrong.
    Lucky for them, that maybe one or two in a hundred Americans even know what “The Federalist,” was, and maybe one or two in a thousand have read any of it.