#31 J Frank Mortimer's Voodoo economics - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • J Thomas
    • 26.03.10 | 20:43 (IDT)

    I like Israel, but it bugs me when people make this stupid argument. I will make it simple. Imagine that the US government sends one dollar to Israel, and Israel gives it to an Israeli who visits the USA and buys a Macdonalds McDouble. I am in line behind him, and I want a McDouble. "Sorry, we gave it to him." Say that Israel instead spends the dollar on a rivet from Lockheed. Lockheed pays the dollar to a Lockheed employee who stands in front of me at Macdonald's and eats my McDouble. Say Israel instead buys a bullet from Britain, the british trade the dollar for part of a pound, and the American who had the pound eats my McDouble. Any way it goes, the dollar comes back and buys something from Americans, something that Americans work to make and then don't get to use. Because we gave it to Israel. Maybe it's right to give stuff to Israel. But you don't do me any favors when you spend my money in the USA. Maybe you do Lockheed a favor. I don't much like Lockheed.

    from the article: Exclusive / Despite row, U.S. and Israel sign massive arms deal
    First published 17:14 25.03.10 | Last updated 20:27 25.03.10
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