Your tax dollars overseas.ITEM: Foreign aid is "likely to suffer" in President Bush's proposed budget, worried a feature on the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty website on February 4. The article claimed such aid has long been used successfully. Now, however, "considering its record budget deficit, expensive military campaigns in both Iraq and Afghanistan and the ongoing war against terrorism, the U.S. is looking to trim traditional foreign assistance programs."
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Though U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1 1997 to January 1 2007, serving two five-year terms. He was the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. called the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. (at Notre Dame Notre Dame IPA: [nɔtʁ dam] is French for Our Lady, referring to the Virgin Mary. In the United States of America, Notre Dame in 2000) "one of the least generous" nations in the world, that is laughable. During the four decades or so after World War 11, the U.S. supplied more than a trillion dollars in bilateral aid. Washington still provides more foreign aid than any other country. (Keep in mind, however, when governments hand over other people's money, that isn't generosity--it's theft.)
President Bush, singing a different tune than in pre-election days, has pledged a 50 percent increase in ODA ODA - Open Document Architecture (formerly Office Document Architecture). (Official Development Assistance) by 2006, not counting $15 billion aimed at AIDS and other diseases primarily in Africa.
Foreign aid also fuels corruption. British economist Peter Bauer often said that foreign aid represents taxing poor people in rich countries to benefit rich people in poor countries. And there's always another rat hole into which to toss money: Recent reports indicate that Washington may start aiding Muammar Qaddafi's Libyan dictatorship dictatorship
Form of government in which one person or an oligarchy possesses absolute power without effective constitutional checks. With constitutional democracy, it is one of the two chief forms of government in use today. .