Something I agree with Rick Perry on - and he agrees with Occupy Wall Street on.

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    Perry said he would stop all foreign aid to every country until they met our conditions (whatever that means).

    I would stop all foreign aid period. Now.
     
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    So Perry wants to abandon ISRAEL?

    Somehow I rather doubt that.
     
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    The world got on fine before America. And got along fine in Americas early years without aid. And...I somehow think the world could find a way to get along without our aid in the future. Because we sure aren't getting much in return for our investment except bloated Euro debt nations, greedy Asians and crazy fucking Muslims.
     
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    Obamacare costs more in a month than we spend on foreign aid in a year.
     
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    Yes and isn't that the way it is supposed to be, Rab?

    Isn't the whole point of a national government to be there for the PEOPLE of that nation?

    SOMETIMES, however, giving aid to allied nations is in the best interests of the lending nation.

    In which case that is a good thing.
     
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    Rick Perry is lying. He isnt going to stop any aid to any country. He made it up because he thought it would sound good. Pure rhetoric. If it wasnt we would have heard about it before now and it would reflect in his professional history.

    Ron Paul will end all aid immeadiatly and his professional record reflects that.
     
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    I'm thinking back to all of my history classes and how they described the world before America's founding, and before its rise to power, and I have to ask: how are you defining "got on fine"?
     
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    Oh, for the love of God. You people don't understand English very well. Rick Perry was NOT talking about "ending foreign aid". He was talking about overhauling the way we think about foreign aid and decide how much to hand out and to whom. And I think he's right. Instead of just starting out with the assumption that we're going to automatically give X amount here and Y amount here with no thought to what happens there afterward, we should be doing an international version of what I do with my adult daughter, ie. making them tell us WHY we should give them any of our money, what they plan to do with it, and then hold them to it.
     
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    Oh, and did I mention that Ron Paul is delusional, and the members of his cult of personality need some industrial-strength therapy? While I don't doubt for a second that he really means what he says about hunkering down and trying to pretend the rest of the world doesn't exist, that makes him MORE scary, not less.
     
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    Ron Paul is a danger to this country. That is, assuming anyone would vote for him first.
     

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