Thursday, March 3, 2011

Just Thought You Should Know...!

I have to be one of the first to admit, I didn't know the numbers!

I don't care what party you are a member of, I think we all can agree with the fact that there is something really wrong somewhere when we are spending like this!

Of all the things I consider out of control in DC, this certainly is one I think we should address immediately! I don't understand the justification behind most of this.

There certainly seems to be some changes made in the way we send foreign aid! At least, that's my opinion!

I feel very ignorant about not paying more attention to the idiocy going on here! What in the world are they thinking?

This is just one of the examples of change that needs to be taken care of. Just like the man said, it's time we change the way we spend foreign aid...especially with our own finances in such a mess!

Guess the inmates really are in charge of the institution!

Let's get some coffee and talk about this! Maybe someone can explain it better to me!


Ben in Texas said...

You know, I have said for years,pull all our troops home and let the rest of the World fight it out among themselves..

This falls into that same arena. Call in all our notes/loans/ grants what ever,, Close up the purse strings and let the rest of the World figer out how to fix their own problems.

Kathie said...

Well Jim, I have said for years, why do we get into debt helping out other countries when so many of our own people have little or nothing? Why do the elderly have to go without medication? Why do veterans who have run onto hard times live on the streets? Granted some make that choice willingly but I think it is because of what they suffered in serving this country. Something very wrong here with the government wish I had the solution, but I do think charity begins at home, that is the way I was raised in the 40's.

HermitJim said...

Hey Ben...
I have to agree! Time to cut off a lot of this spending to countries that are NOT our friends!

Cuba? Why on earth are we sending money to Cuba? Beats me!

Thanks for the visit, my friend!

Hey Kathie...
I too wish I had an answer...but I guess that the government is the only one that can answer "why"!

Almost seems like we are trying to buy friendship and respect! Not going to happen!

I appreciate you coming by today!

The cottage by the Crane Lake said...

Well, at least my country was colored blue :-)

Have a great day now!

Catman said...

It is simply another wealth redistribution scheme. Make American's more poor, increase the living standards of the wealthy toadies of the government/corporate system in foreign lands.

Create anger, mistrust, envy in the populations of those lands who then in turn view the US public as somehow responsible for their miserable lives.

Just a larger scale operation of our current domestic welfare system.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
Sort of makes you wonder, doesn't it?

I certainly don't understand it, and probably never will!

Thanks, buddy, for coming by today!

Hey Catman...
The PTB just can't resist sticking their nose in everyone's business!

Time to start focusing on things at home, I think!

I appreciate you coming by today!

Marjie said...

They all claim that we "owe" it to others, because we are more fortunate. Balls. We just work harder. And they'll also tell you that those stinkin' foreigners won't like us if we don't give them all this foreign aid. Balls. They don't like us anyway.

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

I don't blame ya for not wanting to send your money to all those other countries, but if you wanted to send some to me in Canada, I won't argue with that Jim. lol. I don't know much about it all, but Canada seems to be sending out alot of foreign aid also and we have alot of people freezing and starving on the streets also. Makes me wonder too. That guy did have an interesting speach.

HermitJim said...

Hey Marjie...
Personally, I don't give a s**t if these people like me or not! I'm not liking the fact that we are sending foreign aid to countries that rule their own folks with an iron fist!

Maybe if we based our politicians' pay raises on how much they saved...we could stop them from spending some of that money!

Just a thought!

Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Hermit...
Long time, no see! Good to hear from you again!

I'll see if I can get your name added to the list our humble leaders have! Rather see the funds go to a useful cause, than to some banana republic with a dictator!

I really appreciate you coming by today!

Dedicated_Dad said...

We borrow trillions from china, only to give much of it away.

That's stupid.

That we give it back to the same people we borrow it from is *IDIOTIC*!

Somehow, this all ends up in the pockets of the rich and powerful.


We're the biggest, most corrupt banana-republic on the planet.