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Should President Barack Obama have American taxpayers spend about $1.55 billion on aid to Egypt.

The Patriot 2012/11/20 18:06:41
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  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/11/24 05:43:20
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +1
    I think that we should have learned by now that we can not buy the friendship of our enemies. We should be arming the Christians there so they can protect themselves.
  • Flyingbug 2012/11/21 22:43:54
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    Flyingbug
    +1
    No, all of our foreign aid should be re-evaluated on a country-by-country basis.
  • BigEyedFish 2012/11/21 16:53:21
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    BigEyedFish
    +1
    We need to stop funding terrorists
  • Broken 2012/11/21 16:38:20
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    Broken
    +3
    We should immediately stop ALL foreign aid to every country that is not 100% on our side.....hmm, I think that would leave only Israel and England.
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/11/21 16:14:09
  • JCD aka "biz" 2012/11/21 15:50:58
    Yes - The Muslim Brotherhood won't like it if we don't.
    JCD aka "biz"
    +1
    Five dollars apiece to try and get peace in the Middle East? How does it compare with the cost of wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, and with the cost of aid to Israel?
  • The Pat... JCD aka... 2012/11/21 15:54:40
    The Patriot
    +2
    Can you send then ten dollars? I refuse to pay
  • JCD aka... The Pat... 2012/11/21 15:57:55
    JCD aka "biz"
    +1
    lol
    Did you refuse to pay for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars?
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/11/21 14:17:16
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    END ALL FOREIGN AID.
  • Dee Zyn 2012/11/21 06:54:25
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    Dee Zyn
    +1
    Don't trust egypt. They should stop spending money on bombs and missles etc. Spend it on their people instead. DUMBOS!
  • mac9 2012/11/21 06:44:30
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    mac9
  • drsardonicas 2012/11/21 05:14:04
    Yes - The Muslim Brotherhood won't like it if we don't.
    drsardonicas
    Sure Americans are stupid enough to allow it so why not.
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/11/21 04:14:28
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +2
    Qatar and Saudi have financed all the covert Arab Spring crap, Egypt should get their cash from them. What are they going to do with the money, buy and transport weapons to Gaza?
  • WGN 2012/11/21 03:29:58
    Yes - The Muslim Brotherhood won't like it if we don't.
    WGN
    It has nothing to do with the country being Muslim or not, It has to do with CORRECT foreign policy and foreign aid that has been a staple of American good will for the past 75 years.

    If you are implying that Obama is somehow pro Muslim, then you really do not care about the money, but have a political agenda, but just how much do you think Reagan spent arming and training the Taliban in the 1980's and that would have made him a Muslim lover?


    Brian Wingfield
    Forbes Staff
    Making Sense Of U.S. Foreign Aid To Egypt And Elsewhere

    "U.S. foreign aid has a variety of goals. Among them, lifting people out of poverty, promoting democracy and economic stability worldwide, and bolstering strategic alliances. According to the government’s user-friendly Web site, www.foreignassistance.gov, Uncle Sam doles out “more than $58 billion a year in foreign assistance through more than 20 agencies.” More than half of that, roughly $37 billion, is managed by the State Department and USAID.

    You may be surprised to learn that most countries outside of Western Europe, Canada and Australia get foreign aid from the U.S. This year the requested amount for Russia was $68.7 million. For China, it’s $12.9 million. A whopping $647.7 million has been allocated for Nigeria. Even $20 million is set aside ...







    It has nothing to do with the country being Muslim or not, It has to do with CORRECT foreign policy and foreign aid that has been a staple of American good will for the past 75 years.

    If you are implying that Obama is somehow pro Muslim, then you really do not care about the money, but have a political agenda, but just how much do you think Reagan spent arming and training the Taliban in the 1980's and that would have made him a Muslim lover?


    Brian Wingfield
    Forbes Staff
    Making Sense Of U.S. Foreign Aid To Egypt And Elsewhere

    "U.S. foreign aid has a variety of goals. Among them, lifting people out of poverty, promoting democracy and economic stability worldwide, and bolstering strategic alliances. According to the government’s user-friendly Web site, www.foreignassistance.gov, Uncle Sam doles out “more than $58 billion a year in foreign assistance through more than 20 agencies.” More than half of that, roughly $37 billion, is managed by the State Department and USAID.

    You may be surprised to learn that most countries outside of Western Europe, Canada and Australia get foreign aid from the U.S. This year the requested amount for Russia was $68.7 million. For China, it’s $12.9 million. A whopping $647.7 million has been allocated for Nigeria. Even $20 million is set aside for communist Cuba. The monies do not include money that finds its way into these countries through U.S. regional foreign assistance offices or offices that deal with specific issues like health or agriculture.

    Where does the money come from? Taxpayers, of course. But before you get entirely bent out of shape about your hard-earned cash being shipped off to Beijing or Havana, have a look at where it’s going, or at least where it’s supposed to be going. In Russia, for example, most U.S. foreign aid is used to promote democracy and human rights. In Cuba, all of it has been set aside for this purpose. In China and Nigeria, more than half of the requested budget for foreign aid to those countries is aimed at helping those countries fight HIV/AIDS. The U.S. foreign assistance budget for Israel is devoted entirely to security issues, but in Afghanistan it goes to a variety of projects, including education, infrastructure development and maternal and child health, as well as security.

    The classic criticism of foreign aid is that it ends up supporting corrupt or authoritarian regimes. That’s the question the Obama administration is going to have to sort out as the situation in Egypt evolves. However, from a purely budgetary perspective, it’s not much of an issue. Total U.S. foreign aid in 2010 was about 1.7% of the U.S. budget.

    By any measure, the $1.5 requested for Egypt this year–down from $1.8 billion –is a lot of money. But put it in perspective. As part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program in 2008, Uncle Sam invested $100 billion in Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo collectively in order to prop up the financial sector.

    Does that mean budget hawks shouldn’t scrutinize the $1.5 billion that goes to Egypt, or any foreign assistance for that matter? Of course not. But for those serious about reducing the deficit, foreign aid is hardly the place to start."
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  • urwutuis 2012/11/21 03:18:09 (edited)
    Yes - The Muslim Brotherhood won't like it if we don't.
    urwutuis
    +1
    You just don't get do you?
    Do any of you ever bother to look deeper than right wing rag sheet headlines?
    It's no wonder you're clueless
    With recent events in the region we can't afford not to stabilize the Egyptian govt.

    Unless you want to surrender access to their massive Alexandria naval facilities as well as the air base in Cairo and their air space.
    We don't have bases in Egypt but we have depended heavily on the use of Egyptian facilities in the past. They were built with US funds, to US specs to accommodate US forces and play a major roll in times of crisis

    All money is also contingent upon Egypt meeting criteria including peace with Israel and democratic rule.
    It would be madness to abandon the only US semi-friendly stabilizing force no matter what organization he belongs to.
  • Charles White 2012/11/21 03:07:46
    Yes - The Muslim Brotherhood won't like it if we don't.
    Charles White
    Even those I vote yes, I am undecise because I really do not know why our leaders continue to pour money into countries that are so unstable. We support these unstable countries with money and weapons and soon or later they used our money and weapons against us. Politics makes strange bed fellowers indeed.
  • Cn2012 2012/11/21 02:59:44
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    Cn2012
    +3
    What is the freakin governments major malfunction. When will they realize that the money isn't there. Oh, and when will all of America realize that we are being totally fleeced.
  • WGN Cn2012 2012/11/21 03:32:18
    WGN
    Total foreign aid is 1.7% of the total budget.

    The government gives more to private corporations in this country than all the foreign aid combined. if this is about money, stop the corporate tax breaks and aid.
  • Cn2012 WGN 2012/11/21 03:36:43
    Cn2012
    +3
    Definitely, stop bail outs too. Fine. The main point is that the government budget is out of control.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/21 02:17:00
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    Our debt is already massive and we are in danger of economic collapse, are you crazy?
  • WGN WhereIs... 2012/11/21 03:34:32 (edited)
    WGN
    All you fiscal conservatives out there, Foreign Aid, 1.7% of the total budget, Welfare (not SS or Medicare) 3.2% of the budget. Why not look at he defense budget that takes 37% of the total budget.

    Get Real-

    You know not of what you speak!
  • marcuss....PHART 2012/11/21 02:13:33
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    marcuss....PHART
    +3
    STOP EVERY PENNY OF FOREIGN AID TO ANY COUNTRY!

    Don't you think the problems here with 20+million unemployed is a bit worse than whats going on in some country that is hoping and praying to Allah we collapse?
  • Lady Wh... marcuss... 2012/11/21 14:18:36
    Lady Whitewolf
    well said.
  • Jaiheena Star 2012/11/21 01:55:20
  • RicardoCabeza 2012/11/21 01:42:39 (edited)
    Yes - The Muslim Brotherhood won't like it if we don't.
    RicardoCabeza
    Besides, those 200 WW II vintage "U boats" they bought with our last $2,000,000,000.00 are not paid for yet, GEEEZ! USS Taxpayer
  • wtxwoman 2012/11/21 00:44:51
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    wtxwoman
    +4
    We should stop aiding anyone for a while until we get our own selves straightened out.
  • American☆Atheist 2012/11/21 00:15:31
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    American☆Atheist
    +1
    We should stop waisting money on Israel
  • ronbo51 2012/11/21 00:07:39
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    ronbo51
    +2
    nope. let his "arab" friends pitch in the $$$
    screw him!
  • Peon of the Masses 2012/11/21 00:06:40
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    Peon of the Masses
  • Mark P. 2012/11/21 00:02:28
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    Mark P.
    +2
    They will be the next ones to ick us in the balls. No more money.
  • rustyshackelford 2012/11/20 23:59:58
  • texasred 2012/11/20 23:54:01
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    texasred
    +3
    They are not our ally. They hate us. Screw them!
  • ed 2012/11/20 23:47:50
    NO - We need that that money here in the USA to help our economy.
    ed
    +4
    piss on Egypt.
  • hiram 2012/11/20 23:26:39
  • JP hiram 2012/11/20 23:41:30
    JP
    Is Obama in charge or not?
  • hiram JP 2012/11/20 23:44:52
  • JP hiram 2012/11/20 23:52:47
    JP
    +1
    Show me where a minority congress can by-pass the president.
  • hiram JP 2012/11/21 15:03:09
  • WGN hiram 2012/11/21 03:37:32
    WGN
    Well said! They do not understand the fragility of the area or what Foreign aid is all about!
    Or the fact that the GOP/TP congress is the body that writes the checks!

    They truly are ignorant!
  • hiram WGN 2012/11/21 15:04:38

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