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Why do we, as a country, continue to give foreign aid when we are so in debt?

Posted on 04/15/2008 8:50:49 PM PDT by sickofpolitics

Why do we, as a country, continue to give foreign aid when we are so in debt?


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Why do we, as a country, continue to give foreign aid when we are so in debt?
1 posted on 04/15/2008 8:50:50 PM PDT by sickofpolitics
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To: sickofpolitics
" Why do we, as a country, continue to give foreign aid when we are so in debt?"

Because on a job application in Washington D.C. ,, common sense is not a requirement.
2 posted on 04/15/2008 8:55:33 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: sickofpolitics

HA!!

Do you realize that in 1966 that was the national college debate subject?


3 posted on 04/15/2008 8:56:07 PM PDT by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: sickofpolitics; darkwing104; Old Sarge

If you really are sick of politics, why are you here?

IBTZ?


4 posted on 04/15/2008 8:56:31 PM PDT by SmithL (Reject Obama's Half-Vast Wright-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: G Larry

As I recall it was based upon an exchange between Sen. Fulbright and.....and.....rats! Can’t remember the other guy.


5 posted on 04/15/2008 8:58:09 PM PDT by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: sickofpolitics

It all depends on the issue. In some cases, national security, in other cases, it is part of a trade agreement (let us keep a base here and we will give you $xx for your infrastructure, in some cases, misguided policy, in other cases, keeping trade doors open result in a return on investment. The reasons are as diverse as the countries we supply aid to.


6 posted on 04/15/2008 8:58:59 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: SmithL

sickofpolitics
Since Apr 6, 2008

(Most of us have been sick of it wayyyy longer than that).

This is obviously one of those trolls who tries to get FReepers to make racist, xenophobic posts to sully the reputation of the board.


7 posted on 04/15/2008 8:59:02 PM PDT by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: sickofpolitics

“Why do we, as a country, continue to give foreign aid when we are so in debt?”

Domestic special interests. They kick back money to politicians.

“international food aid” = money to domestic farm interests. “Military aid” = money to domestic MI interests. “Aids aid” = money to domestic Big Pharma. Etc.


8 posted on 04/15/2008 8:59:08 PM PDT by Shermy ( "We are the ones we have been waiting for" = "egocentric Leninist avant-gardism" + "Messianism")
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To: sickofpolitics

Good question. What would you cut first?

Me:
UN funding
Aid to any dictatorship
Aid to any socialist/communist countries


9 posted on 04/15/2008 8:59:53 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: G Larry

Do you realize how much Barack Obama plans to increase the foreign donations over and above what we give now? He plans to give it to the UN to manage.


10 posted on 04/15/2008 9:01:02 PM PDT by Eva (CHANGE - the new euphemism for Marxist revolution)
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To: sickofpolitics

Because it’s cheaper than going to war.

We keep friends and influence others by assisting them.

Doesn’t always work but in the end it’s in our self interest and cheaper then allowing regions of the world to fester without our influence and assistance.

We also have a moral obligation as a free nation to assist others.


11 posted on 04/15/2008 9:01:44 PM PDT by stravinskyrules (Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don't like, it's always by Villa-Lobos?)
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To: sickofpolitics
"Why do we, as a country, continue to give foreign aid when we are so in debt?"

That's a dammed good question. Instead of foreign aid like we've always done, we should just send IOUs to nations we want to assist with out "money".

12 posted on 04/15/2008 9:02:40 PM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: SmithL
" If you really are sick of politics, why are you here? "

Well ? there was a time when us Republicans ( at one time, being a Republican was synonymous of being a Conservative ) were sick of the " Other side " crap and politics.
Times have changed, and now ( I would have not thought I would live to see the day ) that we are actually sick of our own side's crap and politics.
So ? that begs the question ? why are any one of us here on this web sight if we are sick of politics, lol.
13 posted on 04/15/2008 9:04:40 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Eva

Do you mean like placing the U.S. armed forces under the control of the U.N.?


14 posted on 04/15/2008 9:04:52 PM PDT by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: mnehrling
Aside from my other comment on this thread, although humorous, it's all about geo-politics....
One day, our friend could be our enemy, and our enemy could be our friend.
15 posted on 04/15/2008 9:07:01 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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Why do we, as a country, continue to give foreign aid when we are so in debt?

Because if you stop spending, your creditors will think you are worried about servicing your debt. They will then attempt to foreclose and get their money before you go broke.

16 posted on 04/15/2008 9:08:41 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (So you want to be President - it's like reality TV, only real)
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To: sickofpolitics

We are the policeman of the world.


17 posted on 04/15/2008 9:10:33 PM PDT by Fishing-guy
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To: G Larry

No, no, he wants to give something like 850 billion dollars to the UN to administer to help third world countries. Black Liberationists oppose all use of military by the US, so we won’t need a military if Obama is elected.


18 posted on 04/15/2008 9:10:51 PM PDT by Eva (CHANGE - the new euphemism for Marxist revolution)
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To: sickofpolitics

WE, HELL! That would be the morons running the show that some of us elected.Re-elect no one.


19 posted on 04/15/2008 9:14:53 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Eva

You’re making my point for me.
The U.N. also opposes all use of force by the U.S.
That’s why Obama will turn them over to the U.N.
Then AMERICAN forces and hardware will be used for the interests of the U.N., NOT America!


20 posted on 04/15/2008 9:15:32 PM PDT by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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