John William Tuohy lives in Washington DC

We’re so rich we borrow money to give it away

One of the few things that both Democrats and Republicans agree on is that the United States of America is broke. We are a debtor nation. As a result, our seniors, veterans, orphans, and growing homeless population suffers. In debtor America, our America, there are children going to bed hungry, there are elderly going without needed medication and our national contribution to improve the lot of the mentally ill is shameful.
In the meantime this is what the click in Washington hands out to other nations, most of which hate us, trust me on this, and absolutely hate us, our nation and our culture. Out of the top six U.S. foreign aid recipients, five of them were Muslim countries.

 Hamas - $351 M,
 Libya $1.45B,

Egypt - $397 M,

Mexico - $622 M,

Russia - $380 M,

Haiti - $1.4B,

Jordan - $463 M,

Kenya - $816 M,

Sudan - $870 M,

Nigeria - $456 M,

Uganda - $451 M,

Congo - $359 M,

Ethiopia - $981 M,

Pakistan - $2 B,

South Africa - $566 M,

Senegal - $698 M,

Mozambique - $404 M,

Zambia - $331 M,

Kazakhstan - $304 M,
Iraq - $1.08B,
Tanzania - $554 M,
The United States is the world’s largest bilateral donor. The UN has 193 members, and the U.S. provided economic assistance to 184 of them, or 96% of the countries in the world. In total, we, the people of the United States gives away something on the order of about $50 billion in foreign aid. 
The arrogant people who support foreign aid argue the following;
Its amounts to less than 1% of our national budget. (So what? It’s still money that should be spent on Americans)
Provides critical nations with some financial assistance in remaining solvent. (While we borrow money from China?)
Provides critical nations with military assistance in securing their borders. (Why are their borders our business?)
Gains American corporations preferential treatment in gaining access to the target nation. (Buying our way into a nation is never ever a good idea and if the corporations want to do business in those countries let them pay for it, not us)
Acts as a "carrot" to tempt the target nation in a direction seen as favorable by the US (in other words we’re buying loyalty….how long do you suppose bought loyalty is good for when it all hits the fan?)

Keep the money here where it belongs.

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