Sequestration. Day 4. $250 million to Egypt.—
Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) March 04, 2013
Well I see where John Kerry just sequestered Egypt for two hundred and fifty million dollars
Wonder who picked up that tab—
Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) March 04, 2013
I see the sequester didn't interfere with $250 million in new economic aid to Egypt. Kerry: "The U.S. can and wants to do more."—
(@jimgeraghty) March 04, 2013
That’s right. Secretary of Dunce John Kerry is releasing $250 million in aid to Egypt. Morsi’s power grab? Totally a cause for aid.
More from the New York Times:
The statement issued by Mr. Kerry noted that he and Mr. Morsi had discussed the need to ensure the fairness of Egypt’s coming elections, but it did not mention any specific political commitments the Egyptian president had made to receive the aid.
Parliamentary elections are scheduled for April. Some opposition groups have said they will boycott the vote because of what they see as an effort by Mr. Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood movement to dominate Egyptian politics.
American officials say that Mr. Kerry asserted that moving ahead with difficult economic changes in Egypt would require a degree of political consensus and was implicitly a promise of some political change.
Promises, you guys! Americans are questioning something else as well: What about Sequesterpocalygeddon?
Let me get this straight, we have "sequester" going on but can give 250 mil to Egypt in "aid"?
Thought we were broke?—
Ashley Busbee (@AshleyBusbee) March 04, 2013
Sequester is so devastating that Kerry pops $250 mil for Egypt? Since all our previous $ are paying off brilliantly.—
Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 04, 2013
Have we figured out how many furlough days could've been avoided with the millions given to Egypt, for those Obama predicted Sequester doom?—
N4CER (@n4cerinc) March 04, 2013
After all the whining & spinning about his sequester, Obama is giving Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood $250M. Hard to believe.—
Terri Whitter (@TerriWhitter) March 04, 2013
Sadly, it is all too believable and not really surprising. Elections, they have consequences.