Shamir does not understand Republican Party's right wing - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 05.01.11 | 07:34 (IST)

    Shamir errs in his description of the Republican Party's right wing when he writes, "Ensuring funding for schools and fire departments in peripheral areas of the country, or bolstering welfare services and community projects in large cities, top the list of priorities they will seek to advance in the new Congress." In fact, the American right strongly opposes funding for welfare services or community projects in large cities. The American right is only slightly more enthusiastic about funding for schools (bastion of the teachers' union that the Republican right loathes) and fire departments (with generous pension benefits that the Republican right wants to cut). Shamir is correct, however, that some of the Tea Party politicians, such as Congressman Ron Paul, are isolationists who want to cut US foreign aid to Israel.

    from the article: Israel's right should be wary of U.S. conservatives
    First published 01:25 04.01.11 | Last updated 01:25 04.01.11
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