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. . . Why aren't these same people asking why we need that aid in the first place?



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Re: People are freaking out about the potential loss of foreign aid . . .
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2016, 10:33:09 AM »
It seems there is a feeling of deep mistrust in our own government, to the point people think loss of aid would be a big blow... It really isn't.

The aid being channeled to us is used for very specific, donor nation-backed programs or in kind equipment donations, such as this:

http://www.philstar.com/metro/2016/09/08/1621579/us-donates-p42-m-equipment-pnp

with a specific breakdown in 2012 for example:

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The U.S. Government gave a total of $197,036,510 to Philippines in 2012:

The aid was broken down in the following manner:
Economic
Child Survival and Health: $-420
Department of Defense Security Assistance: $75,490
Development Assistance: $79,721,515
Economic Support Fund/Security Support Assistance: $456,217
Global Health and Child Survival: $34,153,032
Millennium Challenge Corporation: $4,439,091
Narcotics Control: $4,286,840
Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related: $9,549,582
Other Active Grant Programs: $6,403,834
Other Food Aid Programs: $11,824,000
Other State Assistance: $2,746,441
Other USAID Assistance: $8,619,065
Peace Corps: $3,388,723

Military
Military Assistance, Total: $31,373,100
http://us-foreign-aid.insidegov.com/q/139/1590/How-much-money-does-the-U-S-give-to-Philippines


Nothing is used for day to day operations nor for our country's upkeep... We can afford that ourselves.

So the question is... What is with the knee-jerk reaction?
« Last Edit: October 10, 2016, 10:43:44 AM by mamiyapis »