United States of America Providing Welfare Payouts to the World
Can Americans Pay for Everything?
Charitable donations are great… I’m for them. But when the Government takes from you and then decides to give your money away to foreign countries it’s not charity… its income redistribution. Lets put the Haiti crisis in perspective. Give Americans jobs, let them work and earn, keep taxes to a bare minimum and Americans will give where and when appropriate. Take from Americans for your own agenda and you build a country of resentment.
Two weeks after President Obama announced an initial $100 million for Haiti earthquake relief, U.S. government spending on the disaster has nearly quadrupled to $379 million, the U.S. Agency for International Development announced Wednesday. That's about $1.25 each from everyone in the United States.
You might be okay with that… it seems like a good thing. And as a one off then maybe it is… but the pattern of taking American Tax Dollars and redistributing them to foreign countries extends way beyond disaster. Israel has collected $114 BILLION US Tax Dollars since 1940.
Every day your tax dollars are handed out around the world, while little is being done to really build and sustain the United States of America. The American Tax Payer is expected to fund any project the Government can dream up and then just shut up about it.
Of each U.S. taxpayer dollar, 42 cents funds US AID's disaster assistance — everything from $5,000 generators to $35 hygiene kits with soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste for a family of five.
Turns out I don’t remember voting on this one. I’d like to see Tax Payer dollars doing something for Americans. Yes my bad for addressing this issue at this time.
The U.S. also has long been the largest donor of ongoing foreign aid that Haiti depends on for up to 40 percent of its budget, with more than $260 million in U.S. money last year aimed at promoting stability, prosperity and democracy.
"We are trying to respond as quickly as we can to this catastrophe of biblical proportions by mustering all of the resources that the United States government can bring to bear, first on rescue leading into relief, which is where we are right now, and hopefully seamlessly into recovery," said Lewis Lucke, U.S. special coordinator for relief and reconstruction.
Has this guy heard of Africa? Biblical proportions? More than 1,000,000* children a year die in Africa from Malaria alone… and that’s just the children… yes that is more than 3.000 a day! What make Haiti so special? Why is Africa’s Malaria problem not getting the press? More than 10x the number of Haitians that were killed in the Quake.
Are Americans generous or just getting screwed by the Government? The Federal Government taking from the people then “Giving” to whomever they choose is not my definition of generous.
Blow up Iraq… then rebuild it. Schools and Roads. in Afghanistan, Money to rebuild the Gaza Strip. And we get what?
I’m a crass cynic, and if I were Haitian I would appreciate the help. But why does is the American Tax payer FORCED to provide Welfare for the World?
The point of my rant is not to suggest we do not help people in a time of need, but to expose the fact that American Tax Dollars are continually spent around the world while Americans have their own problems that are not being addressed. When the Federal Government takes from you the American Tax Payer and redistributes your earning around the world however they see fit you have Socialism.
* Source: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2003/pr33/en/