posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:57 AM
Originally posted by Spookycolt
You give poor people money they will just waste it and end up poor again.
The country cannot stop functioning because lazy folk can't get off their asses and improve their situations.
That foreign aid money buys us influence.
Thats a huge generalization, and for the most part pretty much not accurate. With the economy tanking, prices rising, and as the OP stated, the banks
we bailed out foreclosing, a lot of people are losing their jobs and homes. Last year the local charities and shelters were at record numbers.
Granted there are some that are lazy, or who let drugs/alcohol control their life, but there are also people who lost their jobs, couldn't find a new
one in time to save their house and are now homeless and without transportation or money or food. Try getting a job in second hand clothes, with no
phone, no residence, and no transportation. For most people it takes years to get back out of that situation.
Every time we send foreign aid to another country it makes me sick. Take care of home first, we are not the worlds nanny, military, or provider.