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Old 11-28-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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can anyone provide a link to all the money america sends overseas. do you think it could cover 1/2 the cost of the health care bill if we applied the money to it?
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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How can we give an estimate when you have no idea how much healthcare will cost?
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: southern california
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if we stopped sending money to china and made our own stuff again we would be rich again. if we stopped letting the illegals send money out of the country they would leave. we are the solution-- look no further. the enemy is not "over there" he is right here.
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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Hmmm. A closed economy, eh? Sort of like the...COMMUNISTS???

As for the actual question, money leaves the country in all sorts of ways and comes back in all sorts of ways. Am I not allowed to attend a family wedding abroad, for instance? You need to be much mroe specific about what kind of transactions you are talking about.
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:55 PM
 
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Foreign aid is what I'm guessing the OP is referring to.
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:57 PM
 
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if we stopped sending money to china and made our own stuff again we would be rich again. if we stopped letting the illegals send money out of the country they would leave. we are the solution-- look no further. the enemy is not "over there" he is right here.

right on. but i was talking about countries like pakistan, some south american countries, mexico, india, etc, not countries it trades with.
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:58 PM
 
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Foreign aid is what I'm guessing the OP is referring to.

yes, thats what im refering to.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, IN
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can anyone provide a link to all the money america sends overseas. do you think it could cover 1/2 the cost of the health care bill if we applied the money to it?
The US gives less than one-tenth of one percent of its GDP away in foreign aid of all types which is less (as a percentage of GDP) than pretty much every other developed country in the world. Foreign aid is a vital component of our foreign policy and we already give too little. Even if we put every penny we send out in foreign aid into healthcare instead, it wouldn't make a dent.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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if we stopped sending money to china and made our own stuff again we would be rich again. if we stopped letting the illegals send money out of the country they would leave. we are the solution-- look no further. the enemy is not "over there" he is right here.
well said!

america does not need to go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. (to paraphrase john quincy adams). we would do well to remember this:
John Quincy Adams on U.S. Foreign Policy (1821) (http://www.fff.org/comment/AdamsPolicy.asp - broken link)
what has America done for the benefit of mankind?

Let our answer be this: America, with the same voice which spoke herself into existence as a nation, proclaimed to mankind the inextinguishable rights of human nature, and the only lawful foundations of government. America, in the assembly of nations, since her admission among them, has invariably, though often fruitlessly, held forth to them the hand of honest friendship, of equal freedom, of generous reciprocity.

She has uniformly spoken among them, though often to heedless and often to disdainful ears, the language of equal liberty, of equal justice, and of equal rights.

She has, in the lapse of nearly half a century, without a single exception, respected the independence of other nations while asserting and maintaining her own.

She has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when conflict has been for principles to which she clings, as to the last vital drop that visits the heart.

She has seen that probably for centuries to come, all the contests of that Aceldama the European world, will be contests of inveterate power, and emerging right.

Wherever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be.

But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy.

She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.

She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Keonsha, Wisconsin
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can anyone provide a link to all the money america sends overseas. do you think it could cover 1/2 the cost of the health care bill if we applied the money to it?
I don't know about giving a link, it would require alot of research. I can say this about the title of your thread though,
A LOT MAN, or, in your case, GIRL.
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