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Why does the American gov send aid to other country and ...

  1. mikielikie profile image66
    mikielikieposted 7 years ago

    Why does the American gov send aid to other country and ...

    neglect the homeless and crime and drugs here at home?

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    Because Americans are touched by the suffering of their fellow human beings of other nationalities.  A fact for which I am grateful.  Other nations also send aid to the United States such as they did after Katrina.

  3. Ralph Deeds profile image62
    Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago

    What psycheskinner said is true, but most of the aid is for military weapons made in the U.S., and they are used to keep governments in power who will honor their commitments to U.S. corporations and to regional alliances. Some say we should give more developmental assistance and less military aid. A minority question why we should give foreign aid of any kind.

  4. Freeway Flyer profile image91
    Freeway Flyerposted 7 years ago

    Foreign aid as a percentage of the overall budget is lower in the United States than other industrialized nations. The same can be said for federal aid here at home, although the U.S. spends much more on domestic problems than on foreign ones. In spite of the growth of the welfare state and increased interest in foreign affairs, the United States is still a fairly individualistic country.

    Foreign aid is often more about politics than helping people. Like all nations, the United States government mostly acts out of perceived self-interest: forming alliances, promoting trade, defending the state, etc. … -the-World

  5. fowler01 profile image57
    fowler01posted 7 years ago

    Good question. I have been proposing that we move back to our pre-WWII ideology of isolationism for years but, unfortunately, the biggest kid on the playground likes to push everyone else around. It makes them look stronger and gives them an inflated sense of themselves. This is called 'safe thinking'.

  6. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 7 years ago

    The question is; what is that foreign aid being used for?