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They should of put the US in those graphs, their graphs would not look like that, with a steady increase. It would be up then down of the chart.
While I do think what they are doing for other countries is great, charity begins at home right?
I always wondered why rich people go to other countries to help, while overlooking their homeland.
Seems that if you brought up your own countrymen, there would be more people able to help in other countries then too?
Maybe I'm just over simplifying it?
And I don't by the Aid part. Maybe that is the actually amount for "true" aid, but our government has lots of other names, for the money given to other countries.
Just from the title of the thread, I would figure the nine reasons they believe the world is a better place is because that's the number of zeros behind the $80 signifying their net wealth as opposed to the big fat zero zeros after the $80 signifying the net wealth of most of the rest of us.
Things always look rosy when you get to wipe your arse with $100 bills.