Monday, January 12, 2009

Our dual-citizenship Congress: Lotsa pork for Israelis, no pork for California?

I turned on the television last night and listened to the local news anchor tell me, "The State of California is currently facing bankruptcy." I live in California. This is not good news. Plus California's jobs are drying up, homes are being foreclosed on, stores are going out of business, schools are laying off teachers, banks are eliminating branches. The eighth-largest economy in the world is about to tank. Boy could we use some financial help from the feds.

But will we get it?

Probably not.

No pork for California, not even a bailout.

But Congress still continues to enthusiastically pour billions of our taxpayers' dollars into the Israeli economy each year. What's with that? Do our Congressional representatives hold dual citizenship with the United States and Israel or what? When are they going to stop voting pork for Israel and start voting bailout money for CA?

Are we Californians going to have to start firing Qassam rockets at Washington to get their attention or what?