WASHINGTON, March 5 -
Mr. Speaker, the Presidentís sequester has gone into effect and according to the White House the sky is falling. The Administration is on a tour de fear with the American people yet it has the power to prioritize spending. Who made the priority list? Pakistan.
Thatís right, Mr. Speaker ñ in the midst of the doom and gloom of sequestration, the Admin is quietly shelling out an additional $37 million to Pakistan. Are you kidding me? Thatís over half of the $67.8 million being cut from public education in Texas.
Pakistan is the Benedict Arnold nation in the list of countries that we call allies. Pakistan leaders are continuing to vilify the United States on the one hand and, with the slight of hand, take our money. Money I believe ends up with radical extremists. Pakistan plays the game of dangerous, dishonest deceit by pretending to be our ally in the war on terror while simultaneously giving a wink and a nod to extremism.
Mr. Presidentófund our schools, not disloyal allies.
And thatís just the way it is.