Why does the American gov send aid to other country and ...
neglect the homeless and crime and drugs here at home?
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.
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.
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.
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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'.
The question is; what is that foreign aid being used for?
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