posted on May, 11 2013 @ 03:25 PM
Does Congress, Secertary of State have the right to give money (Foreign Aide) to other nations?
I went read the Constitution and the Articels (Bill of Rights) and I could not find any where anything saying about giving money to other contries.
Articel 8 is the closest thing I seen that relates to money.
Section 8. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence
and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
The reason I am asking this is for the last few decades I have heard and read about all the money we give other nations for some reason of another.
But with the latest $100 Million being promised to Syria made me look at wha law gives those folks in DC the right to give away our money.
Talking with the guys at work we all agreeded that " We the people" should be the ones that decide where our money goes.
We the people could make it simple, create at least 100,000 jobs and hold monthly votes on spending, anything that deals with the budget, I think we
as a nation could do better with our finances if we were all involved instead of letting those in DC make the decisions for us.
So ATS, what law would stop something like this, what law gives them the right to hand out money freely.
What do you think?