The United States has given Pakistan 18 billion dollars in aid since 2002. They allowed Osama bin Laden and his band of terrorists to come and go and to live in their cities without hindrance. They have aided the terrorists and we give them money. Are we insane or just disturbed?
President Obama has sought three billion ($3,000,000,000) in aid for Pakistan in 2012. Here at home, schools are letting teachers go.
We are giving Afghanistan aid. They protested us going into their country to kill bin Laden, who they were protecting in a border city. We are spending $36 billion on military actions in Afghanistan. We gave them $10.4 Billion in aid between 2002 and 2008. They have requested $50 billion over the next five years. Yet here at home, we are fighting over raising the debt limit and borrowing more from China.
If I, as a private citizen, gave all my money to help people on the other side of the world while allowing my family to go hungry and without shelter, people would say, “Hey! Weren't you the kid who used to pay the bully to beat him up every day?”
Enough with the class bully! Let's stop supporting countries that hate us and actively attack us and bring that money home to fund Education, Medicare, Social Security and all the other struggling areas of our beleaguered country.
Let's stop being insane and perhaps we won't be so disturbed.