Would somebody please explain what American taxpayers get for handing over their hard-earned treasure to countries who're provably hostile to our interests. This an exerpt from an article I found over at FortLiberty.org...
The United States gives out $13.3 billion tax dollars in direct Foreign Aid annually.
The United States is above and beyond the single most generous benefactor of the United Nations, donating $2.4 billion dollars of your hard earned money, to primarily third-world dictators.
This amount is 25% of the United Nations budget.
In addition, the United States gives another $1.4 billion tax dollars to United Nations' programs and agencies.
The American taxpayers fund more for the United Nations than ALL of the other 177 member nations combined.
What most Americans do not realize is that the vast majority of the recipients of the of US Foreign Aid routinely vote against the wishes of the United States in the United Nations at an average rate of 74%.
In other words, of the $13.3 billion tax dollars invested in direct Foreign Aid only about 26% or $3.5 billion went to support people who endorsed American initiatives or causes. A staggering $9.8 billion tax dollars went to causes and people who were and are in open and direct opposition to the United States' interests and objectives.
Egypt, for example, after voting 79% of the time against the United States, still receives $2 billion annually in US Foreign Aid.
Jordan votes 71% against the United States and yet still receives $192,814,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.
Pakistan votes 75% against the United States and yet receives $6,721,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.
India votes 81% against the United States and yet still receives $143,699,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.
Perhaps it is time to get out of the UN or make some significant changes, and give the tax savings back to the American workers who are having to skimp and sacrifice to pay the taxes.
I'm not stupid. I realize that the idea is that if we shower these otherwise hostile countries with fabulous cash and prizes, maybe they'll be on our side if we need them in a crisis. I for one think this is money poorly spent. I think they gladly take our money and laugh at how stupidly gullible we are to think they are our friends now that we've "bought" their friendship.
Here's an idea to pay for the tax rebate we'll be getting in a few months. We should suspend for one year all foreign aid packages, then see who our friends are. I suspect the attitude of our enemies will change dramatically and they'll really be genuinely helpful when we need them to be.
Why are we paying countries to hate us? The UN needs to be moved to Europe and let them pay for it.