Who Needs Congress? Obama Released $147 Million to Palestinians

The Obama administration had another Friday night news dump yesterday. They released $147 million to the Palestinians. I wonder who we’re borrowing that money from. Fox News reported the news this morning.

American aid officials said Saturday they will restore development programs for Palestinians after President Barack Obama ended a six-month funding freeze that shut down the local Sesame Street and other projects.

An official with the U.S. Agency for International Development confirmed that $147 million, which pays for infrastructure, education, humanitarian aid and health projects, had been restored.

But the official could not say specifically whether Palestinian Sesame Street would resume.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

In October, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla, froze $192 million earmarked for assistance to Palestinians as a penalty for their United Nations membership bid in September.

We have more than $15 trillion in debt and we’re talking about paying for Palestinian Sesame Street? Good grief. (Let’s hope their rhetoric has improved in the past few years. I’d hate to think our tax dollars are still being used to fund the incitement of violence.)

The news was first reported in foreign outlets, of course.

Friday night news dump: President Obama has decided to provide $192 million to the Palestinian Authority despite Congress’s freeze on PA funding after its president, Mahmoud Abbas, attempted to declare statehood unilaterally last September, in violation of the PA’s treaty commitments.

Obama’s “waiver” of the restrictions on Congress’s Palestinian Accountability Act was first reported in the foreign press (AFP), which is where Americans generally need to go to get news about what the U.S. administration is up to. A report from the Times of Israelis here. [Hat tip, Creeping Sharia.] The New York Timesevidently too busy reporting on how much Israel sucks, did not find this story fit to print.

White House spinmeister Tommy Vietor stated that President Obama made the decision to pour American taxpayer dollars into Palestinian coffers in order to ensure “the continued viability of the moderate PA government.” He added the claim that, as the report puts it, “the PA had fulfilled all its major obligations, such as recognizing Israel’s right to exist, renouncing violence and accepting the Road Map for Peace.” (Read More)

Moderate government, huh? Creeping Sharia notes how moderate they are.

Moderate? Does the death sentence for selling your home to a Jew sound moderate?Taxation for Islamization. Does that sound Constitutional?

Doesn’t it warm your heart knowing you work hard and pay your taxes so you can fund this  garbage?