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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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To: sickofpolitics
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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To: sickofpolitics

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

Because our leadership, at all levels, are inept, incorrigable and suffering from cranial/rectal inversions.


21 posted on 04/15/2008 9:16:50 PM PDT by Grunthor (McCain 2008 -Bite the pillow. - roamer_1)
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To: proud_yank

I’d cut everything and give 30 days notice to all welfare recipients to find a job.


22 posted on 04/15/2008 9:17:53 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: sickofpolitics
Why do we, as a country, continue to give foreign aid when we are so in debt?

Simple, because of who we are. We are a nation of people who drop everything to climb mountains looking for a lost boy scout, a people who raise the type of heroes that charge into certain death because they know they can trade their life for a perfect stranger’s. We are a nation of people who will charge a hi-jacked cockpit and force the plane into the ground rather than allow it to be used as a weapon. We stay glued to the TV hoping and praying for people we do not know or will never meet to emerge from a collapsed mine. We are a nation who weeps for an abandoned baby we do not know and for a fallen soldier, police officer or fire fighter. In short, we are a nation of good people who values life above anything and are pained to see anyone suffer.

23 posted on 04/15/2008 9:20:20 PM PDT by txroadkill (Liberals believe that the only oppressed people in Cuba are the terrorist in GitMo)
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To: sickofpolitics

Sorry...you failed the civil service exam.
Logical questions are not allowed.


24 posted on 04/15/2008 9:31:46 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: All

25 posted on 04/15/2008 9:33:17 PM PDT by Rob112586 ("...a decrease in the quantity of legislation generally means an increase in the quality of life.")
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To: sickofpolitics

Because we love kittens?


26 posted on 04/15/2008 9:39:02 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: sickofpolitics

Thank you, thank you, thank you. We should end it all now.


27 posted on 04/15/2008 9:39:45 PM PDT by smalltownslick (All)
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To: sickofpolitics

To Buy Influence and appear nice in eyes of Global Community.


28 posted on 04/15/2008 9:46:54 PM PDT by The_Republican (Ovaries of the World Unite! Rush, Laura, Ann, Greta - Time for the Ovulation!)
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To: sickofpolitics

Why.

Bush sold all his ‘political capital’,
to stay in Iraq.


29 posted on 04/15/2008 10:41:13 PM PDT by patch789
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To: sickofpolitics

I will refer to a few common psychobabble phrases to explain this.

Our government is “hooked on approval” of other governments in a “suicidally co-dependent” way.


30 posted on 04/16/2008 12:09:14 AM PDT by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: proud_yank

How about any group that has claimed “refugee” status for more than a few years? At some point, you’re not a refugee any more. You’ve either made a new life for yourself in a new place or you’re a deadbeat squatter or you’ve gone home, but you’re not a “refugee.”


31 posted on 04/16/2008 2:51:11 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (0'bambi: the audacity of hype)
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To: sickofpolitics; timpad; TBarnett34; MeekOneGOP; PetroniDE; Lady Jag; mhking; glock rocks; ...
Do you like kitties?

Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Viking Kitty/ZOT ping list!. . . don't be shy.

32 posted on 04/16/2008 3:02:25 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: darkwing104

IBTZ??


33 posted on 04/16/2008 3:05:42 PM PDT by Monkey Face (This tagline is no longer in service. If you need help, please hang up and call the FBI.)
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To: sickofpolitics
Sniff sniff


34 posted on 04/16/2008 3:06:24 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (feh)
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To: sickofpolitics

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

Well, lemme see what you all bought with all that money, ay... a few cruise missiles, some atomic capability, plenty of ordnance...

I wonder if any of your Creditors would be keen to collect it off of you?

MOLON LABE

IBTZ!


35 posted on 04/16/2008 3:06:54 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: sickofpolitics

Because capital hill is full of idiots!


36 posted on 04/16/2008 3:07:36 PM PDT by evangmlw
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To: sickofpolitics
Took you 10 days to come up with this? Put it in breaking news next time! Photobucket
37 posted on 04/16/2008 3:09:09 PM PDT by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: sickofpolitics

38 posted on 04/16/2008 3:12:51 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Note to McCain: The voters are not united FOR you, they are uniting AGAINST Clinton/Obama)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness
why are any one of us here on this web sight if we are sick of politics, lol.

Personally, I'm still here for making snarky comments, the ZOT threads, and the troop support. The rest of the psychos can sit on a spindle and twist.

39 posted on 04/16/2008 3:17:13 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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I got here in time for once. IBTZ!


40 posted on 04/16/2008 3:31:49 PM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: sickofpolitics
Perhaps writing that check to Uncle Sam the other day for your taxes has soured your mood. Here's a better place to put your money:

Donate to Free Republic


41 posted on 04/16/2008 3:36:47 PM PDT by 50mm (I love the smell of napalm in the morning....It smells like victory!)
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To: sickofpolitics

Because if we don’t, they’ll hate us. Oh, wait.....


42 posted on 04/16/2008 3:41:54 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts, the Gay State. Once leader of the American Revolution, now leading its demise.)
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To: sickofpolitics
Why do we, as a country, continue to give foreign aid when we are so in debt?

Well, it's all rather complicated.

See, when you mix equal parts margarine, powdered laundry detergent and Rice Krispies together and then rub it on your elbows, and then lean on a large terra-cotta pot, you get this reaction that causes that sort of thing.

If I were you, I'd use live crickets and peanut butter instead.

43 posted on 04/16/2008 3:46:52 PM PDT by Allegra (Tehran delenda est)
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To: darkwing104
Someone call for a RAT zinger?


44 posted on 04/16/2008 3:50:28 PM PDT by OeOeO
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To: Old Sarge

Yes, I should have thought about that, my bad, but, things must be getting bad when we are even sick and tired of our own GOP party’s crap.


45 posted on 04/16/2008 4:01:05 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: Old Sarge

The rest of the psychos can sit on a spindle and twist.

_______

Ha! Are the foot peddles powered by size 11 triple E’s?


46 posted on 04/16/2008 4:06:59 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Huh?)
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To: WakeUpAndVote
Ha! Are the foot peddles powered by size 11 triple E’s?

Nope - water mill and grindstone...

47 posted on 04/16/2008 4:17:47 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: darkwing104

I sent him/her/it a kind FRmail saying “come out and play”, but 10 days of lurking to come up with a one line vanity?

we will see.


48 posted on 04/16/2008 4:19:01 PM PDT by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: dynachrome
I remember a few simular posts by hit-and-run trolls...Same old crap different year...


49 posted on 04/16/2008 4:21:45 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: sickofpolitics

We’re what’s known in the con industry as a soft touch. America is as a whole a bunch of nice people that want to see other people happy and healthy, it’s a good thing really, but it is a tad expensive.


50 posted on 04/16/2008 4:24:11 PM PDT by discostu (aliens ate my Buick)
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