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ABOLISH U.S.A.I.D. - NOW! Agency currently requesting 50 BILLION U.S. taxpayer money for FY 2015

Below is video showing USAID petitioning the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for more money to "invest" in our "partners" around the globe.

Committee Chairman Menendez nods approvingly at every request from the lying USAID administrator.

USAID (which is part of the State Department) should be abolished as an UN-Constitutional agent for the transfer of American resources and treasure to foreign nations.

IS THIS WHAT OUR FOUNDERS HAD IN MIND WHEN THEY SET UP OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT???

IS THIS A PROPER ROLE of our central government???

To FORCIBLY take money from American citizens and transfer it by the BILLIONS UPON BILLIONS to foreign governments?

USAID is the most un-constitutional and criminal arm of the federal government. Why Americans aren't up in arms about it is perplexing.

And by the way - MOST republicans in congress support this illegal and immoral transfer of wealth from U.S. citizens to foreign nations - (both friends and foe).

This was today (4-11-14) on C-SPAN...
http://www.c-span.org/video/?318774-1/fy2015-usaid-budget

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Look here...

Here is the link to the Congressional Budget Justification for USAID.

http://www.usaid.gov/results-and-data/budget-spending/congre...

At the end they have tables to the overall spending items, no real details though.

Also they were appropriated in FY 2014, 1.06 Billion (rounded) to USAID directly, 8.4 Billion in Global Health Programs, 2.98 Billion in Economic Support funds, and 5.39 Billion to Foreign Military funding. All of this was appropriated from Congress.

Check out the book, "What is the Government Spending?" on Amazon for the exact amounts in the appropriations bill. Or go read the bill at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-113publ76/html/PLAW-113pub...

See What the government is Spending?
http://www.amazon.com/What-Government-Spending-A-Citizen-ebo...

Thanks JacciC

Very good info.

It's a lot to look through to find the foreign aid stuff but I have found plenty so far.

"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

Pawnstorm12...

And that isn't even all of the foreign aid. There was so much "crap" packed into that bill, it's no wonder that Congress didn't read it. But when you have solid numbers in front of you, and the roll call votes, it makes it easier to face politicians up for re-election with hard numbers and ask the questions.

See What the government is Spending?
http://www.amazon.com/What-Government-Spending-A-Citizen-ebo...

SteveMT's picture

Throw in another $30M for elections in the Congo.

U.S. pledges $30 million to Congo for democracy-building
BY Lara Jakes, Associated Press May 4, 2014 at 3:41 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo — The United States is prepared to give Congo $30 million in aid for stability and democracy-building – but wants President Joseph Kabila to agree to step down at the end of his current term in office, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/u-s-pledges-30-million-c...

Thanks for posting this about what's going on in the Congo...

I'll pass this around. It's utterly unbelievable.

Kerry is a P.O.S. THIEF hypocrite of the highest order.

"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

Now we're going into Nigeria...

The Neo-Con republicans (which is most of the party) are licking their chops 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

Americans are some of the top

Americans are some of the top donators in the world. They will give with or without gov help.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Government aid to foreign countries is not charity.

It is theft.

But politicians have tricked the populace to believe if our government gives away money in foreign aid, then it's American "charity" and it's our duty to do so.

But they had to STEAL it from us first - and many who they took it from needed the money they took MORE than some foreign government.

It's criminal theft which the sheeples don't care about - even when I inform the about it.

"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

I never meant government, as

I never meant government, as should be obvious by the fact that I stated Americans dont need the government to give to causes. We do it on our own.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

ecorob's picture

"Aid" is just a slush fund...

for politicians and "insiders".

ABOLISH all of it. NOW!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Bribe Money

so sick of it...really.We are in debt but we need to be a cheerful giver to our enemies and so called friends in distant lands I can't even pronounce.

It's partially bribe money to be sure - to control the countries

But even more immoral is that lots of it is to enrich American "defense" contractors and weapons makers who sell their goods to nations who we give money to because it's in the small print to do so.

It's in the small print because the lobbyists who fund the politicians campaigns are writing the laws!

"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

Rajiv Shah is a WORM, a THIEF, and a TRAITOR to the...

...United States of America.

First, USAID should be immediately abolished.

Then, Rajiv Shah (the USAID administrator), should be charged with and tried for treason...along with EVERY member of congress who gave him our money to give away to foreign governments.

How did this country get on such the wrong road?

The federal government was never created to give money away from its citizens to foreign nations.

And USAID is only 1 entity. Don't forget about the IMF, World Bank, Import/Export Bank, United Nations, Bank of International Settlements etc.

All of thes international organizations have ONE GOAL in mind...to extract as much money from the United States as possible.

And Congress goes right along with it, telling Americans that it's our "DUTY" to do so.

It starts with indoctrination by the public education system so the sheeples believe it from a very early age.

"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

Why is it that..

When you talk to the average person they say, "Oh, the government spends too much." then when you reply, "Do you know that over 5 billion is spent on foreign military financing? You should read about what else the government spends. It's public information." they turn around and tell you that they know the government spends too much and they just want to cut "entitlement programs" or "defense spending" and that is the end of the conversation?

See What the government is Spending?
http://www.amazon.com/What-Government-Spending-A-Citizen-ebo...

No kidding JC. I tell them that over 60 billion is spent on...

...foreign aid and it still doesn't seem to matter.

Most Americans have been indoctrinated to believe that (as Mitt Romney said in 2012) "foreign aid is GOOD for America."

Yeah sure - good if you're a profiteer of war and war equipment.

Case in point...Of the 2 billion we give Egypt every year, the small print states that they must spend 1/3 of it buying U.S. made weapons and military equipment.

So the cycle is; Weapons companies fund political campaigns and then ask the politicians they put into office to return the favor.

So the rotted politicians authorize billions in foreign aid which is then used to buy that company's weapons. Or worse yet they advocate for wars and occupations (You know, rats like Lyndsey Graham, John McCain, Peter King etc).

Then one day when we get in a conflict with these countries who bought our weapons, they end up using them against our own soldiers.

I know this to be true because I have heard ex-military members literally break down crying while telling stories of how American-made weapons have killed their fellow soldiers.

These bastards in congress who participate in these types of activities are the worst of the worst traitors to the United States - ever - and they should be charged accordingly.

"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

I know what you mean...

I've read the entire appropriations bill and they break up the funding in so many ways and a huge portion goes to foreign funding like Israeli Arab Scholarship Fund that gets amounts as necessary and the 2.5 billion in foreign development assistance or the 2.9 billion in foreign Economic Support Funds.

I've tried my best to educate people but it seems that they only understand talking points. There is even a new book on Amazon that breaks all of it down, by amounts and still they say the same thing.

Still being in the military and in the medical field, I see too many soldiers that have been harmed by American made weapons. It is heart-breaking because these are my brothers and sisters in arms.

If Americans wake up and demand answers and responsibility, we might be able to move away from the never ending war climate and the lining of deep pockets, to include countries.

See What the government is Spending?
http://www.amazon.com/What-Government-Spending-A-Citizen-ebo...

There you go JacciC. It's utterly criminal on the parts of...

...weapons manufactureres and politicians who work hand in hand and scratch each others backs while American soldiers are killed and wounded with AMERICAN-MADE WEAPONS.

This is the definition of treason.

We are funding arms races all over the world which too often come back to harm us.

And yet, this dirty cycle of war-profiteering goes on with not a care from the citizens.

I'll name names: Lyndsey Graham, John McCain, Peter King - Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrup Grummond.

In the middle, profiteering from it as well, is the U.S. Military - mainly the top brass, who LOVE war. It's FUN for them and they too get rich in the process.

Our founders would be incensed.

"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

Why aren't more Americans up in arms?

Because its USAID! They are giving "aid". Like "Aid" to Africa. Or First "Aid".

"Aid" is GOOD. And this one even has US in the beginning so the whole world knows that it is the wonderful, kind, giving, always fair and democratic, US government that is giving this AID!

I am being sarcastic of course.

If the government canned razor blades in cream sauce and labeled it "Cream Style Blade Corn", 98% of the people would buy it. And 75% of the people would continue to eat it even after their mouths were bleeding.

Like the Patriot Act! Its "Patriot" so its GOOD! Right? It says it right there in the name "Patriot". "Patriots" are good people so of course the ACT is GOOD!

Its all in the name.

Good points Jet...All in the name...like "Federal Reserve"

Not federal and there are no reserves (except the printing press).

But the names they use makes the sheeples accept things at face value, and therefore not look deeper into it or question it.

What USAID translates into is THEFT from American citizens (at the point of a gun (taxes).

And then a re-distributed transfer of wealth to places around the world who most Americans couldn't even begin to find on a map.

They tell us it's our "DUTY" for the U.S. to hand out welfare to foreign nations.

While lots of (previously tax-paying) American citizens live homelessly, sickly and hungry on our own streets.

Meanwhile we have to help the poor people of Haiti (to give one little example).

Haiti has been dirt-poor for as long as we can remember, and yet remains as poor as ever - even though we give them lots of money yearly.

"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

Thanks for Posting

Seems it has to be drilled into most people that this is something that they are paying for now due to borrowing and printing money, causing inflation -- tax via the printing press. Telling them that this money must be paid back by their children and grand children is only partially true, and it seems they really don't care about that. They have to understand that it affects them right now.

Debbie's picture

Bump!

Bump!

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USAID involved in the 'color revolutions'

training protesters Egypt, Syria, Ukraine also read up on NED and IRI. People need to look at these and other NGO's and what they are doing! I have some posts on it, will add later. Thanks pawnstorm for helping bring attention to this.

You're welcome Little Wing. And thank you also...

...for spreading the word on this rogue agancy.

I think if Americans were even a little aware of how USAID operates, we could end it quickly.

Their goal is to extract as much money as possible from the United States (with the blessing of the congress) and redistribute it all around the globe.

They are THIEVES of the highest order - using their thievery to justify their existence.

Using the idea of dependency of other nations to gather support for their existence and further theivery from Americans.

They are a wing of the New World Order which has infiltrated our government - damaging our nation at every turn.

While the immoral idiots in congress nod in approval and authorizes EVERY REQUEST, this THIEVING AGENCY asks for more and more of our money.

Year after year.

Without a peep from Americans.

"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

I think it is a way to buy influence

How did Ron Paul put it? Taking money from poor people in this country and giving it to rich people in a foreign county?

Ron Paul on USAID, NED, IRI

Ron Paul: US ‘Democracy Promotion’ Destroys Democracy Overseas
http://www.dailypaul.com/315238/us-democracy-promotion-destr...

Sen. McCain, Interventionism's ‘Energizer Bunny’
http://www.dailypaul.com/308264/sen-mccain-interventionisms-...

Ah yes...Good article by the good doctor.

Man, I've learned a lot from him the last several years.

Thanks for posting.

"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