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America’s Foreign Aid “Game”

Children in the Feeding Program

Image by khym54 via Flickr

Americans often disagree about how much we should be spending on foreign aid.

Arguments often fall along Party lines, with Republicans favoring cuts in foreign aid to developing countries, but demanding aid to Israel…Democrats urging more spending for Africa  and other needy countries.

But, few of us realize how little out of our national budget is really spent in aiding developing countries.

Read the following article to see how your knowledge lines up with fact.

Don’t you wonder what would happen if the military budget was decreased?

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/2011102211828971760.html

One Response

  1. See my entry on myths on US ODA/Foreign aid:

    http://ipeanddevelopment.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/ten-myths-surrounding-us-aidus-aid-giving/

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