United States Humanitarian Aid

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    Where do you think our country rates in the world? Do you think our country does enough?

    The idea for this post comes from another thread?
     
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    I believe on one hand we have one of the most generous society of people in the world and on the other hand some of the greediest group of assholes in the world here in the USA who claim they support charity but yet the charity they support is only to their own benefit.
     
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    I think much of what we do goes unappreciated.

    U.S. Agency for International Development
     
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    Not only does our government give billions of dollars around the world.
    Private American charities give billions, the reason why I believe we are the most compassionate country in the world.
    Appreciating Charity in the Season of Giving - US News and World Report
    Americans stand out in the world for their commitment to private charity. Americans don't lead the pack just in terms of total dollars donated but also when giving is measured as a percentage of gross domestic product. In 2005, private giving in the United States was 1.67 percent of GDP, more than twice the next most charitable country, the United Kingdom, which gave away just 0.73 percent of its GDP.


    Even though we give tons of help to other countries. The US is demonized as uncaring....
     
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    USAID: Budget/Performance/Accountability
     
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    I'm with you, jreeves!

     
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    Information from your link, jreeves.

    I picked out the arts and culture portion as this shows the greatest amount of charity layouts by organizations and foundations.

    My question would be who do these benefits benefit the most? Where did those foundations get the money that they donated? Are the Bush's and Clinton's libraries included in this donation that is called giving back to the communities here? I think they are.

    It appears that the giving in your link includes giving to charities that really do little to improve the real human condition that are tragedies around the globe at here at home.

    I know giving to the modern art museums is a form of charity but that really has no effect on the human condition of people starving around the globe, people that can't afford to take care of their families (the working poor) much less visit a museum or a stadium or the people that cannot afford to visit SF, CA or Philadelphia, PA. or D.C.


    Do you think it is accurate to list giving to arts and culture with organizations like Feed the children?

    To me all charities do not fit in the humanitarian aid category.
     
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    You picked the wrong one.
     
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    No, the corporates did. Stealing from the poor on one end and claiming your a humanitarian on the other end for your personal pet projects does not make a charitable giver a true humanitarian.
     
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    Good point RodISHI.
     

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