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U.S. Foreign Aid By Country

U.S. Foreign Aid By Country

The United States is notorious for having its fingers in many pies. One of the ways Uncle Sam tries to coerce other states to get in line with his preferred policies is by doling out foreign aid -- lots of it.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) states that its function is to provide "economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States." While the effectiveness of foreign aid remains up for debate, the United States recently has continued to pump around $50 billion in aid to other countries each year.

In terms of the absolute value of aid given, the United States is the world's top donor by far. So where is all that money going?

See where U.S. dollars flow below.

Here are the top ten recipients of U.S. foreign aid for 2012 (Data from July 2012 Congressional Research Service report):

10) Tanzania ($531 million)

9) Ethiopia ($580 million)

8) Nigeria ($625 million)

7) Kenya ($625 million)

6) Jordan ($676 Million)

5) Egypt ($1,557 million)

4) Iraq ($1,683 million) With many reconstruction efforts completed, assistance to Iraq has declined recently. Billions of U.S. dollars have been wasted since 2003, with much of the money going into corrupt contracts.

3) Pakistan: ($2,102 million) Pakistan comes in ahead of Iraq. U.S.-Pakistan relations may be rocky, but the country is considered one of three "frontline states" on the war on terror. Security assistance and aid "designed to limit the appeal of extremist organizations"

2) Afghanistan: ($2,327 million). After over a decade at war and ahead of the United States' planned withdrawal in 2014, Afghanistan remains a top recipient of U.S. foreign affairs spending.

AND...

The number ONE recipient of U.S. Foreign Aid IS...(Not surprisingly)...

1) Israel: ($3,075 million) Israel's special relationship with the United States pays off when it comes to foreign aid. The Jewish state has long been a top recipient of foreign aid, receiving nearly $3.1 billion in 2012.




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U.S. Foreign Aid By Country

The United States is notorious for having its fingers in many pies...

Foreign aid is just one of the avenues the government uses.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

US gifting aid? With excess cash? Goods? Services?

Who is fooling whom? Shoveling "legal tender" amongst broke nations helps none of those paying. Our hopelessly indebted large nation gifts paper dollars & other aid to rulers of smaller nations. Those rulers do what they wish once they receive our gift. I sincerely hope our goods & services do more good than harm.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Thanks again for that Mark Twain

I was wondering if anyone cared!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Even already knowing about the outrageous foreign aid...

...those figures still make my jaw drop.

Do you have a link for that info? I'd like to share it.

Foreing Aid? Large Broke Nations Gift Smaller Broke Nations.

Year: 2009

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Foreign Aid? US Convoluted Grift Gifts Smaller Broke Nations?

Untangling the spider web of U.S. foreign aid By Roberta Rampton

Reuters News, Nov 26, 2008: The United States could feed more hungry people around the world by reforming its convoluted foreign aid system, a coalition of aid groups said on Monday.

[No mention of how a large hopelessly indebted nation can fund gifts to other hopelessly indebted nations.]

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Broke Nations Fund Broke Nations? "Around the World in 80 Days"

"Around the World in 80 Days" ~ Librivox Audio Recording (free in the public domain)

Foreign Aid? Large Broke Nations Donate to Smaller Broke Nations

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Thanks Mark Twain

Great Stuff!!!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

The figures on Israel are just

a number for a budgetary number, which doesn't include possible supplemental funding or other factors like those brought up in this article. http://original.antiwar.com/alison-weir/2011/08/31/american-...

thankyou for the figures

thankyou for the figures

bookmarked

You're welcome.

But that's only the top TEN.

Our total foreign aid budget is over 50 BILLION dollars a year!

A drop in the bucket and no big deal according to John Kerry and Lyndsey Graham who both say that is is NOT re-distribution of wealth.

To which I say..."Huuuh?"

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

most americans must assume

most americans must assume america to be really really reaaally rich, to not be protesting this

True, but even if America was really really rich, it would still

...be wrong for our government to re-distribute OUR wealth around the world.

Because WHERE in our constitution does it give the U.S. Congress the authority to do that???

And remember, the only thing that makes a country "rich" is the productivity of its citizens.

True, some countries are blessed with more resources than others but that does NOT give OUR form of government the right to be the charity for the world.

That should only come on an individual - voluntary basis from the citizens of a free country...Not through government FORCE as they do now.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Couldnt agree with you more

Couldnt agree with you more