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Old 11-07-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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We continue to send aid, because we have to maintain the image of the world’s benevolent superpower. Mind you, our own citizens are needy and homeless. You’re absolutely right. We no longer have the funds to be the ATM for the impoverished of the world.

For 40 years, U.S. foreign aid has been judged by its intentions, not its results. Foreign aid programs have been perpetuated and expanded not because they have succeeded, but because giving foreign aid still seems like a good idea. But foreign aid has rarely done anything that countries could not have done for themselves. And it has often encouraged the recipient governments' worst tendencies--helping to underwrite programs and policies that have starved thousands of people and derailed struggling economies.

The Continuing Failure of Foreign Aid
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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For 40 years, U.S. foreign aid has been judged by its intentions, not its results. Foreign aid programs have been perpetuated and expanded not because they have succeeded, but because giving foreign aid still seems like a good idea. But foreign aid has rarely done anything that countries could not have done for themselves. And it has often encouraged the recipient governments' worst tendencies--helping to underwrite programs and policies that have starved thousands of people and derailed struggling economies.

The Continuing Failure of Foreign Aid
Absolutely! The greedy leaders of those countries reap the benefit, not the citizens. It is a monumental travesty.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: The Wine Country, CA
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Why are we sending aid in the first place??

It is time for the USA, to be a little selfish.

I know with my business, when cash flow is short, I don't donate anything to charity.
I have to think of myself and my business, to survive.
Agreed.. I thought that remittances sent by the Illegal Aliens and dissappearing from the U.S. economy was helping to rebuild their home countries..

Sounds like someone IS being selfish here and it ain't the U.S.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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"I don't think I agree with what he's saying," said Yvette Sanchez, of west El Paso. "Because regardless of whether they're illegal or not, they're human beings. They need medical attention."

that's a quote from within that story.
this attitude kills me. yes they should recieve medical attention, BUT NOT WITH MY TAX DOLLARS DAMN IT!

They can get medical care in Mexico its cheaper

Mexico's health care lures Americans
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