Iran Freedom Support Act (HR 282)
The people will suffer the most, not the leaders. Many may perish. Additionally, the US may suffer economically with even higher gas prices and other economic consequences.
The act will not elicit the desired result. Economics sanctions rarely do. This will lead to calls for "more action." We all know the final result – the people of Iran will suffer even more, and it will cost US taxpayers.
Who would sponsor such ill advised action? Is it the "greedy" oil companies? Well, a look at the bill sponsors in the House does not show any congressional sponsors from districts with strong oil interests. Perhaps there are, but I am not aware of any on the list.
I do see many sponsors from districts are thick with supporters of Israel, and who have been vocal proponents for Israel and AIPAC in the past.
So now you know who is pushing for the US to enter conflict with Iran, just in case you were wondering about that.
Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN (Original Sponsor) [Strong AIPAC/Israel Supporter]
Mr. BURTON of Indiana,
Mrs. JO ANN DAVIS of Virginia,
Mr. LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART of Florida,
Mr. MARIO DIAZ-BALART of Florida,
Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey,
Mr. GREEN of Wisconsin,
Mr. JOHNSON of Illinois,
Mr. LARSEN of Washington,
Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin,
Mr. SMITH of New Jersey,
Mr. WILSON of South Carolina