I'm with Ron Paul when he suggests we cut off foreign aid to nations throughout the world. We are flat broke and then some.
Besides, many of the nations, which our hard-earned dollars go to, despise us, though they are eager to open their dirty little hands to more gifts from the hated USA. And where does our generosity get us? Absolutely nowhere; that's where. Our enemies laugh in our faces as they grab our money.
If we want to help poor people, all we need to do is go to Appalachia. In fact, under this Obama economy, the Appalachias are growing throughout this land.
HOWEVER, there is one nation which I would continue to support financially. No surprise to those reading this blog; it's Israel. First and foremost, God said that He would bless those who bless Israel, and I can't think of a country that needs His blessings more than our own. But, there are more reasons to support Israel than the spiritual ones.
Read from Israel Matzav to see why Israel is an asset for us.
What the US gets for all that aid to Israel
"Robert D. Blackwill, deputy national security advisor for strategic planning in the George W. Bush administration, and Walter B. Slocombe, undersecretary of defense for policy in the Clinton administration, are authors of the new report 'Israel: A Strategic Asset for the United States' (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy). They have written an op-ed in Monday's Los Angeles Times, which ought to put a serious dent in the arguments of those who claim that our relationship is 'the US gives and Israel takes.' It's not like that at all.
'Today, Israeli contributions to U.S. national interests cover a broad spectrum. Through joint training, exercises and exchanges on military doctrine, the United States has benefited in the areas of counter-terrorism, intelligence and experience in urban warfare. Increasingly, U.S. homeland security and military agencies are turning to Israeli technology to solve some of their most vexing technical and strategic problems.
This support includes advice and expertise on behavioral screening techniques for airport security and acquisition of an Israeli-produced tactical radar system to enhance force protection. Israel has been a world leader in the development of unmanned aerial systems, both for intelligence collection and combat, and it has shared with the U.S. military the technology, the doctrine and its experience regarding these systems. Israel is also a global pacesetter in armored vehicle protection, defense against short-range rockets, and the techniques and procedures of robotics, all of which it has shared with the United States.
In missile defense, the United States has a broad and multifaceted partnership with Israel. Israel's national missile defenses — which include the U.S. deployment in Israel of an advanced X-band radar system and the more than 100 American military personnel who man it — will be an integral part of a larger missile defense spanning Europe, the eastern Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf to help protect U.S. forces and allies.'
In sum, we believe that Israel's substantial contributions to U.S. interests are an underappreciated aspect of this relationship and deserve equal billing to shared values and historical responsibility as rationales for American support of Israel.'
Read the whole thing."