I don't know why we give foreign aid. It should be for explicit projects and purposes in a foreign country,
like the sunami. Who knows where the money goes in those countries, so it does not
seem like a sound concept to just be throwing money at then.
I think Sadam Hussem used to keep the money we sent to Iraq and the citizens did not get any of the money.
I will never forget that President Clinton talked about this publicly, and he said that the amount of money that
goes to foreign aid is actually a very small part of the US budget. That made me feel better about it, but maybe that
was not true.
Anyway, I am not surprised that the amount of foreign aid skyrocketed under Obama.
I wonder what Romney will do?
and at that most the foreign aid should come from ministries and private organizations like the red cross...Americans pull together to help countries in need like none other...indeed Catholic charities do more than any others...I think they are more likely to get the money to the people who most really need it....otherwise it goes more to the govts to do who knows what...