[sent to Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)]
I read about the debate in which Mr. Paul has participated last night in Las Vegas and was surprised to read such statements from Mr. Paul as “I would cut all foreign aid. … And I don’t think aid to Israel actually helps them.” The truth is that aid to Israel actually does help them and it actually does help the United States as well. The ways in which U.S. aid to Israel helps both parties are too many to list in this short message, but seeing that Mr. Paul is so passionate about the American economy, I’d like to remind Mr. Paul that much of the U.S. aid to Israel is returned back to U.S. defense contractors. I urge Mr. Paul to reconsider his extreme views against foreign aid in light of these facts.