Victims' Rights Caucus



Madam Speaker, I heard from a Texan yesterday who was mad about why taxpayers are shelling out another $500 million for Pakistan. Americans are already giving Pakistan $1 billion a year. And Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said officials in Pakistan know where Osama bin Laden is hiding. Well, why don't they tell us where the terrorist of the desert, Osama bin Laden, is?

Isn't Pakistan supposed to be with us in this war in Afghanistan? And if they're not our ally, why are we giving them billions of taxpayer dollars? Now, in light of the illegal release of classified documents, Pakistan also appears to be taking our money and supporting our enemy, the Taliban. Maybe Pakistan isn't the loyal ally we pay them to be.

We should not be giving money we need here at home to countries that are friends in public and thieves behind closed doors. As my colleagueLouieGohmertsays, "We don't have to pay these people to hate us. They will do it for free."

And that's just the way it is.