Introduction:Remember the fairy tale, "The Emperor's New Clothes?" Saying that America should be spend taxed and borrowed money in this economy on so called foreign aid is a lot like believing that that naked emperor was walking around sporting fancy duds. Not. America, wake up!
"Foreign aid" is not so much compassionate aid as it is the currying of political favors. Aid given to a foreign country comes back (properly laundered, of course) in the form of PAC contributions to finance political campaigns later.
It is insanity to take money from American workers' pay in an economy so stagnant that many people can barely make ends meet only to spend it as "foreign aid" to benefit other countries. Who recalls the old adage, "Charity begins at home?" It applies here.
It is insanity, (or perhaps suicide) to borrow money from one country, say, China, only to give it to another, say, Egypt, while indebting the American taxpayer to pay the bill. Excuse me, but we cannot afford foreign aid at this time.
Aid to foreign countries, even when genuinely compassionate, generally does not work any better than welfare does in the United States. In fact, it has a remarkably similar effect: it encourages dependence upon the aid instead of encouraging the aided country to discover innovation and to develop for itself. Also, foreign aid is rife with corruption, and much of the money never reaches those for whom it is intended.
If foreign aid ... aka, the money we take from taxpayers, and borrow, only to give away ... for example, as Obama gave one BILLION dollars worth of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt last month ... were reported by the mainline media, or even better, put to a vote ... the majority of Americans would never, EVER choose to do it.
America gives more than $58 BILLION dollars each year in foreign aid. We all complain about the economy. Can you even begin to imagine how the economy and stock market might begin to rebound if we chose the responsible path and dedicated $58 BILLION dollars a year towards paying off the national debt???
That's alot of spending that can be used in the U.S. to the American citizens
If Americans only had their voices back and our senators and congressmen and congresswomen had backbones. I totally agree with your list and have believed these for many years.Well done. Keep trying to enlighten people who don't know these things.
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