In the last few hours of the Obama administration, he went against Republicans, and gave a staggering $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. This move was blocked time and time again, but Obama snuck it directly into the hands of Islamic radicals. (via Fox News)
Officials said Monday that the Obama administration– in its waning hours– defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides told The Associated Press that the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning.
The aides said written notification dated Jan. 20 was sent to Congress just hours before Donald Trump took the oath of office. But that’s not all.
In addition to the $221 million for the Palestinians, the Obama administration also told Congress on Friday it was going ahead with the release of another $6 million in foreign affairs spending, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations, the congressional aides said. The aides and the State Department official weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity. Considering that we just sent $220 million to one of the largest enemies of our greatest ally, and a place that knowingly harbors terrorists and terrorism, I, as the rest of America, demand to know why this was done. America deserves justice.
In the eight years that Obama was in office, we’ve seen obscene amounts of money going overseas. He spent eight years raising unemployment, raising taxes, and raising aid for other countries. Are you starting to see a problem here? The fact that he went so far as to sneak in that last payment is the equivalent of someone spitting in your face. We know we’re in good hands with President Trump, but that doesn’t make Obama’s insult sting any less.