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  • Trump to cut foreign aid for home countries of illegal immigrants

    05/23/2018 12:20:25 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2018
    President Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. will begin to deduct foreign aid from countries whose residents illegally enter the United States. "Many of these countries we give tremendous amounts of aid to. Tens of millions of dollars. And we're working on a plan to deduct a lot of the aid," Trump said at an event in New York denouncing the Salvadoran gang MS-13. "We're going to work out something where every time someone comes in from a certain country, we're going to deduct a rather large amount of money from what we give them in aid, if we give...
  • How much aid does the US give Palestinians, and what’s it for?

    05/15/2018 7:47:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 01/03/2018 | By DOV LIEBER
    The United States is by far the largest donor of financial aid to the Palestinians, with this assistance touching nearly every aspect of life in the Palestinian Authority. But US President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to end this aid to the Palestinians, angered by Ramallah’s refusal to cooperate with the US’s efforts to jump-start Israeli-Palestinian peace talks after he declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel in December. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of their future state. Trump tweeted on Tuesday that Washington was paying the PA hundreds of millions of dollars a year “for nothing,”...
  • Trump threatens aid cut if countries won't take deportees

    02/03/2018 9:35:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2018 7:28 PM EST | Jill Colvin
    President Donald Trump threatened Friday to cut off aid and slap sanctions on countries that refuse to accept nationals the U.S. tries to deport. Trump said during a briefing with Department of Homeland Security officials at the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center in Virginia that he knows how to change the trend. “If they don’t take ’em back, we’ll put sanctions on the countries, we’ll put tariffs on the countries,” Trump said. He added: “They’ll take ’em back so fast your head would spin.” He’s also threatened to cut off aid to the countries, which include China and...
  • America Sends $200 Billion Abroad Every Year: the Case Against Foreign Aid

    01/18/2018 11:26:23 AM PST · by Thalean · 13 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | January 18, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    According to the US Agency for International Development (USAID), America spent $468 billion on foreign aid over the last decade (years 2007-2016). This averages out to $46.8 billion annually (obviously). The figure includes both economic and military funding, but does not include America’s contribution to the United Nations and its affiliate organizations—which costs America an additional $8 billion annually—nor does it include direct military assistance in the form of permanent US garrisons. Including these costs would bring the total to just over $2 trillion (more on that soon). This is a lot of wasted money, but thankfully things are changing....
  • Pakistan PM calls US aid 'insignificant' as Trump threatens to cut it off

    01/06/2018 12:46:59 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | Haroon Janjua and Julian Borger
    Pakistan’s prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, has declared himself mystified by US threats to cut off funding, saying that US financial assistance was “very, very insignificant” and that Pakistan was “on the forefront of the war on terror”. In an interview with the Guardian, Abbasi said that reports that the US was considering cuts of up to $2bn in security assistance were bewildering because the total aid Pakistan – civilian and military – actually received was a tiny fraction of that amount. “I am not sure what US aid has been talked here,” Abbasi said in his office in Islamabad....
  • Trump, Citing Pakistan as a ‘Safe Haven’ for Terrorists, Freezes Aid

    01/04/2018 7:32:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | JAN. 4, 2018 | MARK LANDLER and GARDINER HARRIS
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would suspend nearly all security aid to Pakistan, an across-the-board freeze that is the most tangible sign yet of Washington’s frustration with the country’s refusal to crack down on terrorist networks operating there.The decision, which could affect as much as $1.3 billion in annual aid, came three days after President Trump complained on Twitter that Pakistan had “given us nothing but lies & deceit” and accused it of providing “safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan.”The move underlines how swiftly relations with Pakistan have deteriorated since Mr. Trump...
  • Trump withholding $255M in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of [safe haven to terrorists]

    01/02/2018 5:34:23 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Serafin Gómez, Alex Pappas |
    Full Title: Trump withholding $255M in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving 'safe haven' to terroristsThe Trump administration has decided to withhold millions in military aid to Pakistan as the president accuses the Muslim-majority nation of harboring terrorists and telling “lies” to the United States. “The United States does not plan to spend the $255 million in [Fiscal Year] 2016 Foreign Military Financing for Pakistan at this time,” a National Security Council official told Fox News on Monday. The official added, “The president has made clear that the United States expects Pakistan to take decisive action against...
  • Trump threatens to cut Pakistan aid, says it harbors terrorists

    01/01/2018 9:20:30 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | JAN 1 2018, 10:56 AM ET | WAJAHAT S. KHAN and ALASTAIR JAMIESON
    President Donald Trump threatened to end U.S. foreign aid for Pakistan Monday in his first tweet of 2018 — a move that comes amid strained ties over America’s decade-long war in Afghanistan. In an early-morning post, he accused Islamabad of harboring terrorists. “Our sacrifices should be acknowledged” The U.S. has repeatedly called on Pakistan to crack down on extremists in its border regions, including militants in the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, and warned in August that it was withholding millions of dollars in military assistance. “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the...
  • Trump Rips Pakistan In First Tweet Of 2018

    01/01/2018 5:15:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/01/18 | Kyle Balluck
    President Trump blasted Pakistan in his first tweet of 2018, saying its leaders have given the U.S. “nothing by lies & deceit.” “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” he said Monday morning. “They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” he added. The New York Times reported late last week that the Trump administration might withhold $225 million in aid over frustration with...
  • President Donald J. Trump 1-1-18 Morning Tweet on Pakistan

    01/01/2018 4:44:24 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 38 replies
    Trump's Twitter ^ | 1-1-18 | President Donald J. Trump
    The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!
  • President Trump just 'withdrew' the United States aids from UN...

    12/23/2017 11:13:16 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | 22/12/17
    ...we put our embassy wherever we want.
  • Trump threatens Jerusalem opponents with US funding cutoff

    12/20/2017 6:24:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 109 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2017 7:08 PM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to cut off U.S. funding to countries that support a resolution criticizing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” he said, alluding to U.S. aid. The president strongly supported U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley who said Tuesday that the United States “will be taking names” of countries that vote in favor of a General Assembly resolution Thursday declaring that Jerusalem’s status can be changed only by direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. “For all these nations, they take our money and then vote against us. They take hundreds of millions of...
  • Mexico Aid to be Cut by 25 Percent After State Dept. Does Not Report on Human Rights Progress

    12/19/2017 4:39:30 PM PST · by x1stcav · 67 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/19/17 | Mark Browne
    The U.S. will withhold $1.25 million in military aid to Mexico after the State Department did not certify that the government is prosecuting human rights violations, according to a U.S. senator. The lack of a report to Congress triggers a 25 percent reduction in aid to the Mexican armed forces for this fiscal year, under the annual appropriations bill for the State Department and foreign operations, according to Tim Rieser, a spokesperson for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) The provision requiring the report applies only to Mexico and is a result of language authored by Leahy, Rieser said in an email.
  • Let's Keep Investing in the World's Poor

    09/23/2017 4:01:16 PM PDT · by walford · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept 15 2017 | Bill & Melinda Gates
    ...President Donald Trump has recommended a cut of some 30% to the State Department’s budget, which includes the funding for the U.S. Agency for International Development and most of America’s investments in global health. Congress is unlikely to go along with such large cuts, but our best guess is that, by the time the dust settles, key foreign-aid programs will be scaled back. Even modest cuts would represent the reversal of a long-term trend of increasing U.S. support for foreign aid, and a similar mood of retrenchment has taken hold elsewhere. In the U.K., the world’s second-largest aid donor, there...
  • Uncertainty Grows in Zimbabwe as the Trump Administration Considers Cutting Foreign Aid

    08/03/2017 1:10:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Zimbabwean ^ | August 3, 2017 | Pacific Standard
    Zimbabwe receives $150 million in U.S. aid funding annually to combat food insecurity and support climate resilience programs for 2.1 million people. A narrow dirt road snakes along the banks of a small river and leads to the remote village of Birirano. Marked by baobab trees and drought-tolerent shrubs, this small community is sandwiched between desolate mountains in Zimbabwe’s eastern district of Chipinge. Far from the main highway, it is largely cut off from the rest of the country and the world. With limited livelihood possibilities, villagers here have long been locked in an unending cycle of poverty. Over the...
  • Watchdog says State Dept. failing to adequately track foreign aid

    07/02/2017 8:50:56 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/2017 | John Bowden
    The State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have failed to adequately track the more than $30 billion they spend annually on foreign aid, according to a government watchdog report released Friday. The report released by the State Department's Office of the Inspector General noted that the department has failed to build infrastructure for tracking billions of dollars in foreign aid despite being ordered to do so in 2015. "Because the Department had made such limited progress in building the capacity to centrally track foreign assistance data, [the Office of Inspector General] strengthened and reissued the recommendation...
  • White House Preparing Order to Tighten U.S. Food Aid Shipping Rules -Sources

    06/30/2017 10:43:16 AM PDT · by Oatka · 13 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | June 29, 2017 | Lesley Wroughton and Patricia Zengerle
    President Donald Trump’s administration is preparing an executive order that will require all U.S. food aid to be transported on American ships, according to four sources with knowledge of the deliberations. Currently, 50 percent of such aid must be transported on U.S.-flagged vessels. The sources said Trump is considering going as far as doubling that to 100 percent, a move likely to stir opposition from both Republicans and Democrats.
  • Two US lawmakers ask Trump admin to cut Pakistan aid for supporting terror

    06/17/2017 2:34:51 PM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    The Hindu ^ | June 17, 2017
    Two US lawmakers ask Trump admin to cut Pakistan aid for supporting terror In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) speaks during a House Foreign Affairs Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats Subcommittee hearing. | Photo Credit: Reuters Two top lawmakers have accused Pakistan of supporting terrorism and urged the Trump administration to cut military aid to the country, saying the US should make it more difficult for Islamabad to get its hands on American weapons. During a Congressional hearing this week, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Ted Poe, alleged that Pakistan is engaged in terrorism and asserted...
  • U.S. suspends aid to Kenyan health ministry over corruption concerns

    05/09/2017 8:42:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2017 | By Katharine Houreld
    The U.S. government has suspended $21 million in direct aid to Kenya's Ministry of Health amid concern over corruption, the embassy said on Tuesday, giving emphasis to an issue that is a growing liability for the government before August elections. Support for HIV drugs and other health programs outside the ministry would continue, the embassy said, adding that the United States invests more than $650 million on health in Kenya annually. Last year, Kenya's anti-graft chief told Reuters that a third of its state budget - the equivalent of about $6 billion - was lost to corruption every year. The...
  • Report: Trump to Cut Foreign Aid But Palestinians Will Receive More

    04/26/2017 9:35:09 PM PDT · by jjotto · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 25, 2017 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – The Trump administration is gearing up for major cuts in U.S. foreign aid across the world with the notable exception of the Palestinian territories, which will receive increased funding, State Department documents obtained by Foreign Policy magazine show. The documents, part of an internal budget proposal for 2018, seem to confirm the State Department and USAID’s 28 percent budget cut announced in March. While many countries will suffer from major cutbacks or else have aid cancelled entirely, funds to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will see an increase of 4.6 percent for the 2018 fiscal...