“And supporters of Israel have begun a campaign to make sure the Jewish state receives the full amount of military assistance promised by the United States”–these people are so nervy…

Clamor to Be Spared the Pain as Budget Cuts Descend

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Published: March 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — Construction companies are lobbying the government to spare their projects from across-the-board cuts. Drug companies are pleading with the White House to use all the fees they pay to speed the approval of new medicines.

And supporters of Israel have begun a campaign to make sure the Jewish state receives the full amount of military assistance promised by the United States.

A frenzy of lobbying has been touched off by President Obama’s order to slice spending this year by $85 billion, divided equally between military and civilian programs. The cuts have created new alliances and strange bedfellows.

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