Why is it that our elected officials in both houses and both parties continue to give our money away to countries that hate us and continue to block our every move in the so called United Nations? Do we realize that at this time we are giving aid (either monetary or military) to 150 countries? Some of these countries are: China, Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela, which either hate us or at least deter anything we try to get done in the other “MONEY PIT” called the United Nations.
Why would a supposedly intelligent nation allow an entity that has proved itself to be against the best interest of this country to operate from our shores? We pay $49.5 BILLION a year in foreign aid. I’ve heard our politicians say “It’s only a drop in the bucket.” To people living on fixed incomes this drop in the bucket is not small potatoes, but money that could be better spent on health care or other social programs. Where in our Constitution does it say that we are obligated to provide to other countries that either can’t or won’t provide for their people?
We are now a debtor nation, whether we want to admit it or not. We borrow money from China, and yet, give them foreign aid, does that make sense?
We provide about a third of the operating cost of the United Nations, allow them diplomatic immunity in this country, and the majority of them hate our guts. If we pulled out, stopped funding them, I can bet that it would fold within a year. Tell me one thing that the U.N. has really accomplished on its own. It has been a “MONEY PIT” since its inception and continues to this day. It was a wonderful idea and could have been good for the world, but as usual, politics got involved and it like so many other ideas was corrupted beyond repair.
If we the people, who vote, had any sense, we would stop electing the same hardline party candidates that have screwed up this country and allowed us to be so deep in debt. If we as citizens did what our government does, when it comes to spending we would be charged with insufficient funds and possibly jailed. Enough for now … vote!