This is going to blow your mind. I am just amazed at how our government spends our hardearned American tax dollars funding stupidity time and time again. Ask yourself, why would America give money to a country or an organization that funds and supports terrorist activity? Total INSANITY!
The Palestinian Authority spends hundreds of millions of dollars a year paying jihadists and their survivors who were involved in acts of terrorism. Some of those funds come from U.S. taxpayer money that Washington sends to the P.A. Insanity RIGHT? It seems, if you die as a terrorist, as a ‘martyr,’ your family gets an annual stipend greater than the average Palestinian earns. In this case, the terrorist who killed Taylor Force, an American and West Point graduate…was hailed as a hero.
It seems the U.S. government gives the Palestinian Authority more than $300 million a year. But wait…there’s more! According to the P.A.’s on-line budget, it shells out that same amount to the families, or about 7 percent of its total budget. In other words the U.S. government paid the terrorist and the terrorist’s family was compensated for the killing of West Point graduate, Taylor Force! TOTAL INSANITY!
Now, Senator Lindsey Graham is introducing a congressional bill named for Taylor, the Taylor Force Act, that would cut off the U.S. aid unless the Palestinian Authority stops the payments. It’s about time!
H/T Fox News:
Taylor Force was a West Point graduate who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was pursuing his MBA at Vanderbilt last year, and his future was certainly very bright.
“Taylor was stabbed to death while he was in Israel by a Palestinian,” says his mother, Robbi, matter-of-factly.
Taylor, who was 28, was walking along the Mediterranean boardwalk promenade with friends in Tel Aviv, when he was savagely knifed to death on March 8, 2016.
His killer was identified as a Palestinian terrorist, 22-year-old Bashar Masalha, who authorities say went on a stabbing spree that also severely wounded ten others before he was shot dead by Israeli police.
“All dads and all moms are proud of their kids. Taylor basically did everything right, but he was humble about it,” says his father, Stuart.
Taylor’s parents say their grief was compounded by the fact that the family of their son’s murderer is making money off his death. The Palestinian Authority spends hundreds of millions of dollars a year paying jihadists and their survivors who were involved in acts of terrorism, and critics say some of those funds come from U.S. taxpayer money that Washington sends to the P.A.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to meet with President Trump at the White House on May 3. It is expected that Trump will raise the issue of payments during the visit.
A congressional bill named for Taylor, the Taylor Force Act, would cut off the U.S. aid unless the Palestinian Authority stops the payments.
“Can you imagine growing up in a country where your government will pay you for killing someone else through a terrorist act?” asks South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham incredulously. He is the leading sponsor of the Senate legislation.
“If you die as a terrorist, as a ‘martyr,’ your family will get an annual stipend greater than the average Palestinian earns. In this case, the terrorist who killed Taylor Force…was hailed as a hero, was basically given a state funeral, and his family was given money by the state,” Graham says.
The practice is inconsistent with American values, inconsistent with peace, and inconsistent with decency.”
The House bill is sponsored by Colorado Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn and New York Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin.
“Taylor Force is an American hero,” says Zeldin. “It’s about letting the Force family know that we stand with him and they stand with their son…the United States Congress and President Trump will do the right thing.”
Graham predicts that if the bill reaches Trump’s desk, he will sign it.
I think nobody, no Israeli or no American, would be happy to know that his taxpayer money is being used to be paid for families of terrorism,” Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon told Fox News.
Taylor’s parents say the payments to Masalha’s family were an additional shock after learning of their son’s fate.
The Taylor Force Act is a good thing. It is not a Democrat thing, it is not a Republican thing, it’s not Conservative or Liberal. It is to get things going in the right direction, the way they should be.
Americans should NOT be funding terrorism, terrorists or terrorists’ families. We need to STOP this INSANITY NOW! Enough already! What idiot would vote against THIS?! Pass the Taylor Force Act NOW!