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Discussion in 'Front Porch Chat' started by Weedygarden, Dec 2, 2019.

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  1. Dec 2, 2019 #1

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    Interesting to see how much foreign aid each country gets from the U.S. I hope you can see this chart well enough to see who gets what.

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    Well if we want something that they have, then we give them aid. Or a loan that we know they can never pay back.
     
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    Sure makes me wonder how many would still be our friends if we didn't pay up.

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    This is RIDICULOUS. I can see helping strategic allies and a certain amount of aid for the needy, but only AFTER things are taken care of at home.
     
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    North Korea gets aid! Cuba gets aid! The more I think about this, the more I wonder who doesn't get aid? The whole world is on U.S. welfare!

    And, who do we owe money to? Just wondering if that is in this in any way?
     
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    American receives NO foreign aid except in national disasters like Katrina or 911.
    I wonder how much of that foreign aid we give comes back to pay off the politicans.
     
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    It gives their kids jobs they know nothing about.
     
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    Ha Ha. Good one, Cnsper.
     
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    I am willing to bet that a huge amount of that money Never goes where it is supposed to go.
     
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    I've never heard of some of those.
     
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    It looks as though the wealthy countries get more of a token amount. Germany gets half a million, but is that a peace offering for letting the U.S. have bases there? I did not see anything for Canada and Mexico, but I might have just missed it.
     
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    Mexico $290 Million.
    Canada $35.4 Million
     
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    Canada does not need our taxpayer money.
     
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    I wonder why we give them aid? So they will be our friends?

    And Israel? Why in the world do we give them so much money? It may have started after WW II, but haven't they gotten it together?

    What if this aid was reduced each year for the most financially stable countries? If they were all told that we are reducing aid to the wealthiest countries by 1/100th each year for a few decades.
     
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    Neither do the rest of the big countries.
     
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    Nope! But it seems like more of a peace offering. What do any of them give us?

    And the government giving this aid to all these countries is us going to work and earning money that is given in taxes and then away to people who hate us.
     
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    Put all that aid towards the national debt instead.
     
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    Was reading about the NATO meeting this morning, Trump and all the European leaders. Trudeau and Macron and Boris acting like little boys on the hot mic.
    Do any leaders take their jobs seriously? Or are they all just playing?
    Why are we giving them any of our taxpayer money?
     
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    This list still just ticks me off. When every vet has a place to live and food to eat, when our national debt is paid off, when we never have to borrow a penny from anyone else, and when our national infrastructure is in perfect working order; then and only then, should we be lending a hand to other nations.
     
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    THIS^^^
     
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    This makes me think of parents who want to finance their children's college but do not have the finances to do so, so they mortgage their home to the hilt and empty their savings. Then when they should be retiring, they have not taken care of themselves and are in trouble. What will most of these countries do for us?
     
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    Zero, zilch.....nada.
     
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    Or maybe this helps with them not wanting to actively attack us? Is that what has kept war mostly off of our land? Except 9/11 and a few other situations?
     
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    I looked for Saudi Arabia and could not see it. It might be another one of those that is there, but I am not seeing it.
     
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    Bottom center, .36 million.
     
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    They are another wealthy country. Is this a peace offering?
     
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    $5.7 billion to Afghanistan! The whole friggin country isn't worth 5.7 billion.
     
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    It allows us things. If we loan/give money to countries that will never pay us back, then we can put companies there, we can get their natural resources, we can determine who is in power there. We have a say in what their country does if they owe us.
    I say we mind our own business and do what Sentry said.
     
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    I wonder what determines how much money we give to each country?

    I am still wondering about Israel. Why are we giving them that much money? Is it because they are surrounded by Muslim countries? And?
     
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    My guess is they are both tactical and espionage based payments. We need to have jumping off points and safe havens for operations of all kinds, especially in that region.
     
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