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End spending

“End spending”, Monterey Herald – Oct. 22, 2023

Sen. Rand Paul seems to have been ignored a lot by the news media recently, but he often asked the same question that still bothers me now. Why do we waste money supporting foreign wars where our own interests are not directly involved?  Our past record has shown our support only keeps the wars going longer and the money gets spent on other purposes than it was intended. A recent 60 Minutes report said our military aid money to Ukraine was being used by farmers there to buy more seeds.

With the new war in Gaza, we can’t afford to finance two wars at once. Biden should decide by now that one nation beginning with the letter U has been getting and wasting too much of our tax money with no end to the conflict in sight. Congress needs to draw the line and close the money bags now.

— Bill Graham, Salinas