This is how screwed up the Obama administration is, that because of this ‘sequester’ they are funding education aid to Pakistan while cutting tuition assistance for our own troops.
FOX NEWS – Why is the U.S. funding higher education for its “Benedict Arnold ally” Pakistan when the Pentagon is cutting tuition assistance for American troops?
That’s the question Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, asked as he prepared to introduce a bill Tuesday to give Pakistan aid the “sequester” treatment — halting the money until U.S. tuition assistance is restored.
“Why are we funding education programs for our Benedict Arnold ally when we can’t fund — or don’t fund — the education for our military? And to Pakistan of all places, where hatred for America is at its highest. Washington should watch its spending and prioritize,” Poe said on the floor Monday. “It’s time, Mr. Speaker, to sequester Pakistan.”
Poe is the latest congressional lawmaker to try and short-circuit the tuition assistance cuts, which the administration began to make in light of the sequester. Last week, Sens. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Kay Hagan, D-N.C., also introduced an amendment to a budget bill to restore the program.
Poe described the cost of the program as .1 percent of the Defense Department’s budget, and one that has helped graduate 50,000 individuals.
He said the Marines spent roughly $47 million from the program last year — comparing that to the $12.7 million spent on higher education in Pakistan.
“And that’s not all,” Poe said. “Since the sequester, the administration has approved $37 million in foreign aid to Pakistan.”