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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 4:30 am

To the Editor:

Here is something for Democrats and Republicans to think about.

Everyone who helps run our republic keeps telling us that we are broke, and we are, no doubt about it.

That is the excuse given by our leadership for not being able to sufficiently fund our seniors, our veterans, orphans, the infirm, the homeless, etc.

But, these same leaders in our government over the past few years found plenty of money to fund the following with direct cash aid: Hamas — $351 million, Libya — $1.45 billion, Egypt — $397 million, Mexico — $622 million, Russia — $380 million, Haiti, — $1.4 billion, Jordan — $463 million, Kenya — $816 million, Sudan — $870 million, Nigeria — $456 million, Uganda — $451 million, Congo — $359 million, Ethiopia — $981 million, Pakistan — $2 billion, South Africa — $566 million, Senegal — $698 million, Mozambique — $404 million, Zambia — $331 million, Kazakhstan — $304 million, Iraq — $1.08 billion, Tanzania — $554 million,

Yep, our government funded all the above with literally “billions of dollars” and get this — they still hate us!

Someone needs to explain to our leadership, Democrats and Republicans alike, that “charity begins at home.”

Ed Coet

Killeen

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6 comments:

  • barbie500 posted at 11:27 am on Mon, Jul 1, 2013.

    barbie500 Posts: 143

    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, I'm sorry but I don't think that means giving them money and arms that they could use against you. And I agree they need to do a better job with our social programs, but people lie and they have no way of proving what they have and what they don't have if they don't go through a bank. I think on the food stamps they could do a better job and make sure it is spent on food and not junk.

     
  • Gary Caraway posted at 9:15 pm on Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

    Gary Caraway Posts: 49

    We could save those few billion dollars and more if we would stop funding both sides of the Afghan war. (ABC World news 22 June 2010.)

     
  • Dr Strangelove posted at 11:21 am on Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

    Dr Strangelove Posts: 572

    More money is spent on social welfare programs than foreign aid, defense etc. We need to look there first—it’s not working. Also some people need to understand the way foreign policy works. What’s the saying, “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer?” Remember we used to give foreign aid to the USSR!

     
  • Eliza posted at 9:44 am on Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

    Eliza Posts: 896

    : Hamas — $351 million, Libya — $1.45 billion, Egypt — $397 million, Mexico — $622 million, Russia — $380 million, Haiti, — $1.4 billion, Jordan — $463 million, Kenya — $816 million, Sudan — $870 million, Nigeria — $456 million, Uganda — $451 million, Congo — $359 million, Ethiopia — $981 million, Pakistan — $2 billion, South Africa — $566 million, Senegal — $698 million, Mozambique — $404 million, Zambia — $331 million, Kazakhstan — $304 million, Iraq — $1.08 billion, Tanzania — $554 million,

    The above countries and general population, have in common, their combined hatred of the U.S. and its people, with the exception of Haiti (where the people in general have No say so, over their domineering government. The millions given do not benefit the people of these country's, but the government who teaches and insist that the people dislike the U.S.
    The hard working Americans who are forced to donate to their enemy's, need to insist themselves, that this be stopped or eliminate from public office those who are more involved in doing good for foreign enemy governments, then they are the welfare of their own people.

     
  • barbie500 posted at 8:31 am on Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

    barbie500 Posts: 143

    Are we still going to give all this money to other countries when our seniors, vets and homeless are dying because they have no place to live or no food to eat? Everyone knows that eventually the people who you are trying to help hate you, they don't want to feel dependent on someone else and a second class citizen. We need to stop this now. Add it all up, this would us get us out of debt and take care of our people first.

     
  • ray posted at 7:28 am on Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

    ray Posts: 17

    I agree with Ed that we need to stop giving away money to other countries. we also need to stop giving it away in this country to buy votes. If it is a debt we owe like like to veterans or social security ok but 96 weeks of unemployment farm and bussiness subsidies no way