Should the U.S. cut foreign aid

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Should America cut/decrease foreign aid

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  1. revolutionary20
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    Billions and billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars go to maintaining foreign military's. Should we cut some/all of this funding?
     
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    $37B in Economic Aid
    $15B in Military Aid

    Cutting both will not balance out budget.
     
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    you should have an option that aid should be reviewed, and decreased where feasible.
     
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    Yes, and we should start with Israel.
     
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    First it is understood that not all "economic aid" sent to a country is used for said purpose. Secondly you mean to tell me that we couldn't use at least 15 billion dollars in our own country?
     
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    good point.. do you know how to edit the poll?
     
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    If the GOP allowed us to, yes, we could use it. But other countries can use it more. The dollar is weaker than in the past, but it still goes along way overseas.
     
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    We should cut all aid to countries that hate us... simple as that.
     
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    How do we get them to like us then?
     
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    I definitely think we should start by canceling aid to countries that own someof our debt. We're giving aid to places like China, who we are indebted to? How dumb is that?

    Hardly a drop in the bucket, I know. But it's a start, we oughta be going through everything and cut where it makes sense. A lot of this aid goes to places that really need it though.
     

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