People Are Dying In New York While U.S. Sends Billions In Foreign AidSubmitted by pawnstorm12 on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 12:20
Nothing burns me up more regarding federal spending than the billions upon billions of dollars given away by the United States to other countries each year.
Don't get me wrong - I don't believe the federal government should be involved in any welfare, but if they are going to give away BILLIONS of dollars each year, WHY NOT KEEP IT HERE???
Since the latest storm, people have been begging for help in places like Staten Island, and are in danger of starvation or hypothermia as winter come on.
Yet each year, the federal government continues to give away untold billions of dollars to Egypt, Israel, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, Ethiopia, Sudan, Colombia, Kenya, Jordan, Mexico, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Russia, Uganda, Nigeria, Georgia, Mozambique, Congo, Indonesia, Zambia, Kazakhstan AND THOSE ARE JUST THE TOP 24 COUNTRIES. It goes on and on from there.
I suggest a total end to U.S. foreign aid to EVERY country immediately, and to redirect those funds.
We could do one of two things (or a combination of the two) with that money.
1. Current foreign aid monies could be used to help pay down the massive U.S federal debt.
2. It could be re-directed to an emergency fund (for the United States ONLY) for when natural disasters or other events occur.
This would NOT be used to rebuild people's homes (That's what insurance is for), but rather for extremely dire situations like what is happening in New York RIGHT NOW.
People are having to drink water from fire hydrants.
They're stuck in high rises with no elevators.
They're out of food, no electricity, no water, no heat, no fuel.
YET we continue to give away THEIR MONEY ot other countries.
Not only does it not make sense, it's absolutly IMMORAL to thieve from American citizens (through taxation), and GIVE IT TO FOREIGN NATIONS.
Organizations like U.S.A.I.D. (who profit from the U.S. foreign aid programs), should first be abolished and then prosecuted for treason against the United States.