Why We're Broke
If you would like to know why the United States is broke, pull up the State Department’s “Summary and Highlights International Affairs Function, FY 2010 Budget Request,” on the Internet.
This 95-page document provides a sanitized look at how your tax dollars are being sent to virtually every country in the world, including Russia and its former satellites.
Of course, Israel is the primary recipient of our money, and no U.S. politician who wants to be re-elected would dare suggest cutting the billions in direct payments and other billions in military aid.
The United States even pays Israel $25 million annually to support “humanitian migrants” who want to move to Israel. Egypt receives other billions so that it will be nice to Israel in accordance with Jimmy Carter’s Camp David Accord.
The State Department breaks down billions in payments into vague program titles such as “Global Health and Child Survival,” which sends more than $5 billion to the heads of 28 African countries to do whatever they choose, including Paris shopping and limousines. “Development Assistance” to Africa totals $2.7 trillion and some change.
We also support family planning in Africa, which, although expensive, isn’t a big hit. And $350 million is also spent on AIDs prevention, which doesn‘t seem to be working. There are many rich politicians in Africa and elsewhere. Arriving at a total cost to the U.S. taxpayer, based on the State Department document, is impossible because of the myriad programs and hidden costs.
Annual operating expenses for the State Department USAID program, exclusive of money spent overseas, totals more than $1.4 billion.
Is it any wonder that the U.S. government is flat broke?
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