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Old 11-12-2005, 10:04 AM
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Deficits at Home, Welfare Abroad *
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November 7,* 2005** *
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In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and with an ongoing war in Iraq that costs more than $1 billion per week, taxpayers might think Congress has better things to do with $21 billion than send it overseas.* Yet thatís exactly what Congress did last Friday, approving a useless and counterproductive foreign aid spending bill.* Never mind that the total federal debt recently topped $8 trillion, or that a major US city was virtually destroyed only a few months ago.* *
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Arrogant is the only word to describe a Congress that cares so little about its own taxpaying citizens while pretending to know what is best for the world.
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Consider just a few of the ways your money will be used under the new bill:
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* $638 million for the unelected Musharraf government in Pakistan;
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* $735 million to continue dangerous drug meddling in South America;
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* $150 million for development in Gaza, in addition to the billions we already give the Palestinians every year;
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* $110 million for the Middle East Partnership Initiative, ostensibly for economic development, although the recipient nations include oil-rich Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.* Why in the world are American taxpayers giving welfare to OPEC governments?
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* Over $500 million for various republics in the former Soviet Union.* Even as those nations spawn millionaires and even billionaires, Americans are expected to provide welfare for their poor.*
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* $95 million in new money for the United Nations Democracy Fund, which meddles with foreign governments but never seems to change them;
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* $34 million for the pro-abortion United Nations Population Fund, which lectures poor people about having too many children;
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* $440 million for international population planning;
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* $80 million for the dubious Global Environment Facility, run by the World Bank to fund anti-capitalist environmental projects around the world.
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Constitutionally, of course, none of this spending is authorized.* But there also is a strong moral case to be made against taking money from Americans and giving it to foreign governments.* Foreign aid doesnít help poor people; it helps foreign elites and US corporations who obtain the contracts doled out by those foreign elites.* Everyone in Washington knows this, but the same lofty rhetoric is used over and over to sell foreign aid programs. Corporate welfare is bad enough, but corporate welfare in the guise of helping poor foreigners is indecent.
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In many cases, foreign aid money simply distorts foreign economies and props up bad governments.* In countries that pursue harmful economic policies, an infusion of US cash only exacerbates and prolongs problems.* No amount of money can help nations that reject property rights, free markets, and the rule of law.
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Since American foreign aid programs began in earnest decades ago, tens of billions of US tax dollars have been given to nations around the globe.* The utter failure of this money to change things for the better in those nations is no longer in question; even the most earnest advocates deep down must admit the obvious.* Most of the recipient nations remain endlessly mired in poverty, political and legal corruption, and cultural malaise. *
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A rational person would argue that failed aid programs should be eliminated.* In Washington, however, failed programs get more money thrown at them.* The American public deserves to know why there is room in the budget for foreign aid, when taxpayers face record deficits and debt at home.
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Source: http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2005/tst110705.htm

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Old 11-12-2005, 12:52 PM
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We absolutely have to abolish this government, there is no choice. It is too corrupt to be reformed. Raze the whole 10 square miles of Washington, D. C., and sow the ground with salt so that no thing will grow there, representing the evils of government.

The power to tax is the power to destroy. Of course they send our money around the globe, they are proping up their interests there, what doesn't go right into the hands of International Bankers as "service" for other countries' debts.

Over a billion dollars was dropped from helicopters in Iraq. The insanity is mind-boggling, yet we continue to work at mostly low paying jobs and let them rob our paychecks before we even get them.

It won't take a mob, descending on Washington to get the job done, just some dedicated men who want a better world for their children and grandchildren. Don't organize, don't talk, just do it. It's us or them.
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Old 11-12-2005, 01:29 PM
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Don't organize, don't talk, just do it. It's us or them.
Well, I donít know if Rambo will be up for it... But I also think (if you are speaking of physical destruction) that it will take a lot more that a mob to destroy this evil let alone a few dedicated men and women.
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Old 11-12-2005, 01:39 PM
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And your suggestions/ thoughts are.......
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Old 11-12-2005, 01:47 PM
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let's just wait for jeebus to come back :-P
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:01 PM
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And your suggestions/ thoughts are.......
If I told you id have to kill you ;-)

First off, people need to know how to use the power that God has given in every human soul.

Once the spiritual war is won, material evil will crumble into ash and dust (not literally, but you get my meaning).

We are at war with evil. Good must be used against it. But it is not the kind of good that we are all use to. Itís the natural kind that is hidden from us. Why is it hidden? Because it can destroy evil, and evil got there before us. The knot of the blindfold can be untied if you learn how the knot works.
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