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    world welfare

    Should we as a country still be giving foreign governments aid,basically money we borrowed from china.This goes beyond all reason.

    As long as our government keeps up this stupidity we stay in debt for a long time.

    So how do you feel.

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    Re: world welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by rudedog View Post
    Should we as a country still be giving foreign governments aid,basically money we borrowed from china.This goes beyond all reason.

    As long as our government keeps up this stupidity we stay in debt for a long time.

    So how do you feel.
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    Last edited by Jerry; 06-14-09 at 07:33 PM.

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    Re: world welfare

    Foriegn aid is worth while in developing our image and securing our interests without going to war.


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    Re: world welfare

    Some aid is counter productive some isnt some is politically pragmatic.You cant just put it down to right or wrong.
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    Re: world welfare

    Regardless of whatever else, note that 45% of our 3.7 Trillion budget is deficit spending, indebting us and our children and grandchildren, and mostly to China.

    When you can't pay your monthly expenses, when you're borrowing an amount equal to your paycheck every month to pay your own bills and debts, would you still keep handing out huge sums of money to every bum on the street, including the ones that would like to kill you?

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    Re: world welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Regardless of whatever else, note that 45% of our 3.7 Trillion budget is deficit spending, indebting us and our children and grandchildren, and mostly to China.

    When you can't pay your monthly expenses, when you're borrowing an amount equal to your paycheck every month to pay your own bills and debts, would you still keep handing out huge sums of money to every bum on the street, including the ones that would like to kill you?
    Would you keep paying all of those bills if you could eliminate some of them?

    Edit: And I don't like the poll options.

    My personal opinion is that some foreign aid is necessary, and some is not. I have no idea what is or is not, but it seems only reasonable that this is the case.
    Last edited by The Mark; 06-14-09 at 08:42 PM.
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    Re: world welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Would you keep paying all of those bills if you could eliminate some ofthem?
    An individual or household who is in this dire strait, faces the following choices:

    1. Cut back (eliminate or reduce bills and expenses, starting with luxuries like entertainment and charity.)

    2. Keep spending and eventually declare bankruptcy.


    The Fed can keep on spending for a time, since it can print its own money...but the bill will come due at some point.

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    Re: world welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Regardless of whatever else, note that 45% of our 3.7 Trillion budget is deficit spending, indebting us and our children and grandchildren, and mostly to China.

    When you can't pay your monthly expenses, when you're borrowing an amount equal to your paycheck every month to pay your own bills and debts, would you still keep handing out huge sums of money to every bum on the street, including the ones that would like to kill you?
    if that moneys providing more of a return than other expenditures, yes.
    U cut where its smart. Not just where its CALLED aid.
    Last edited by Real Talk; 06-14-09 at 08:56 PM.

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    Re: world welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    An individual or household who is in this dire strait, faces the following choices:

    1. Cut back (eliminate or reduce bills and expenses, starting with luxuries like entertainment and charity.)

    2. Keep spending and eventually declare bankruptcy.


    The Fed can keep on spending for a time, since it can print its own money...but the bill will come due at some point.
    If we stopped giving foreign aid, then we would still have a huge defecit. So, the choices aren't between having a big defecit with foreign aid or a ballanced budget.

    I do think though that foreign aid is MORE IMPORTANT then most domestic welfare though. Even though the "poor" in America are in bad shape, the truely poor in the rest of the world need our help much more.

    From my priorities anyway, it doesn't make sense to throw away some of the better spending because of a defecit, when ideally we should try and get rid of other less nescesary spending.


    anyway... we are in a recession, so defecit spending is more acceptable now.
    After the recession we should just scrap or revamp most of medicare and non-SS federal weflare to ballance the budget, but keep foreign aid at its current level, or increase it.

    And if anything, our foreign aid should be focused on INVESTMENTS for third world countries instead of just handing out food that doesn't fix any problem.

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    Re: world welfare

    Absolutely no way should a nation that's borrowing money be handing money to it's enemies. We don't have any friends, and shouldn't be trying to buy them.

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