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Old 01-04-2009, 08:49 AM
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1. Israel, $2.4 billion
2. Egypt, $1.7 billion
3. Pakistan, $798 million
4. Jordan, $688 million
5. Kenya, $586 million
6. South Africa, $574 million
7. Mexico, $551 million
8. Colombia, $541 million
9. Nigeria, $491 million
10. Sudan, $479 million
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Someone explain to me why we give these countries money to begin with? How is that we can give billions of dollars in aid to foreign countries yet still have billions of dollars worth of a deficit? I don't understand why it is OUR job to send OUR TAX MONEY money to these people!
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:00 AM
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^^Never heard of it until today. Found the article on Digg.
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Quick correction, your trillions in debt, not billions. We live in a global economy and sometimes, if you want to keep/make a friend, you gotta give 'em your fries. Also keep in mind, the amount of foreign aid listed there, still doesn't touch the number The Big Three want. It looks like a lot of money, but it couldn't keep GM running another quarter, hehe.
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I think that went over your head...

The amounts are ridiculous. Looking forward to Obama's plans...

I agree it's a global economy, but when you're cutting funding to domestic programs, go to drastic measures to reduce your spending, yet still send billions overseas to help foreign citizens, there's something wrong.
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I like how they conveniently left out the 1.8 billion for the Palestinians.
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Looking forward to Obama's plans...
Obama's got more terrorist connections than he knows what to do with; if you think we won't be funding that shit you better do some reading...and maybe some packing.
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i'm surprised its that low... i'm sure there are some big #'s missing...
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And why do you all think that Egypt, Pakistan and Jordan mind their own shit when we handle business over there? Publicly, they 'hate' us, but privately they depend on us. They won't bite the hand that feeds them..making 'friends' in that region costs money.
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Obama's got more terrorist connections than he knows what to do with; if you think we won't be funding that shit you better do some reading...and maybe some packing.
I see sarcasm doesn't translate well to text. But I think Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya might climb that list.
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That's why Israel is still Israel.
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i'm surprised its that low... i'm sure there are some big #'s missing...
Indeed, Iraq is oddly absent. I think foreign aid to Iraq would easily out-do any on that list.
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Indeed, Iraq is oddly absent. I think foreign aid to Iraq would easily out-do any on that list.
As of 2006 reports, it was about 10 billion a year.
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That's ridiculous.
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I see sarcasm doesn't translate well to text. But I think Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya might climb that list.
Then again that increase would be from the people who don't know better not Federal monies. ;)
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There isnt a country on the list I wouldn't nuke just to make the world a better place.
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There isnt a country on the list I wouldn't nuke just to make the world a better place.
including portions of our own right?
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including portions of our own right?
Which portions of the US are on that list?
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$491 million to Nigeria?!?! Did they scam the U.S. Gov.??
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Which portions of the US are on that list?
I meant from other threads that you've mentioned, that you would nuke certain portions of our own country eh?
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