posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 05:52 AM
While I understand the arguments for giving aid to countries such as Brazil and India, I do have reservations about it at the same time.
For example, why do we give India in excess of a Billion quid a year when they have a Space program? So does Brazil, if I am not mistaken. The UK
doesn't and only plays a small part in the ESA, although that "small" part is a key part.
I don't have a problem aiding them out, as they do have massive social issues, which if not dealt with will undo all their economic progress,
but if they are lobbing rockets into space I think we should be asking them why we are donating money to help their poor when they clearly
don't give two hoots themselves.
And as pointed out, these raw economic stats don't really prove much. Yes, Brazils overall economy may be a fraction larger, but they have massive
amounts of poverty and illiteracy, corruption is a problem and the GDP they have must be shared amongst population much, much larger than the