Victims' Rights Caucus

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In July of 2010 I gave a speech where I voiced the same concerns that I have today: we should not give money to a country unless we are certain that they are acting in our national interests. Either Pakistans intelligence and military are incompetent or they knew where Osama bin Laden was all of these years. We give Pakistan billions of dollars, we deserve answers. Thats why I introduced the Pakistan Foreign Aid Accountability Act.

Madam Speaker, I heard from a Texan yesterday who was mad about why taxpayers are shelling out another $500 million for Pakistan. Americans are already giving Pakistan $1 billion a year. And Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said officials in Pakistan know where Osama bin Laden is hiding. Well, why don't they tell us where the terrorist of the desert, Osama bin Laden, is?

Isn't Pakistan supposed to be with us in this war in Afghanistan? And if they're not our ally, why are we giving them billions of taxpayer dollars? Now, in light of the illegal release of classified documents, Pakistan also appears to be taking our money and supporting our enemy, the Taliban. Maybe Pakistan isn't the loyal ally we pay them to be.

We should not be giving money we need here at home to countries that are friends in public and thieves behind closed doors. As my colleague Louie Gohmert says, "We don't have to pay these people to hate us. They will do it for free."

And that's just the way it is.

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