James Flanigan neglects one important aspect of Israel's economy: the massive subsidy of cash from abroad.
This year alone, the U.S. taxpayer is bankrolling Israel to the tune of $5.9 billion.
Israel can provide its citizens with a university education, subsidized health care and a housing subsidy of as much as $19,000 for a family of four moving to the West Bank. Too bad Uncle Sam is "too broke" to provide similar programs at home.
What Flanigan should be asking is why Israel enjoys such a lock on the U.S. Treasury.