"Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer
from poor people in rich countries
to rich people in poor countries."
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This is certainly a very good definition for all international world aid agencies. Just look at all the people at the top of these supposedly helpful agencies, and you will understand this definition.
 -- Anonymous     
    Not 'Douglas Casey'; this quote originated with (the late) Lord Peter Bauer.
     -- Frank Clarke, Oldsmar     
    Tsunami Relief is an excellent example ... hundreds of millions of dollars taken from US taxpayers and sent as foreign aid. If our representatives decide to give money, it should come from their own pockets, not from ours.
     -- Joel, Rochester, MI     
    Tragic but true.
     -- john-douglas, nassau     
    This quotation applies to the recent news that We the People of these United States are going to fund the re-locations of the Israelis to the tune of $750 MILLION for starters...in all likelihood the figure will come closer to $3.5 BILLION!
     -- A.Jurgensen, Stuart, FL     
    sad, but so true
     -- christine, sidney, BC     
    Quite clever. Irrev. Gölök Zoltán Leenderdt Franco [Van Dongen(-)Mes] Buday http://www.myegotimes.com/archive/quotesz/?N=A
     -- Gölök Zoltán Leenderdt Franco [Van Dongen(-)Mes] Buday, Vancouver, GVRD(Paine County), BC(SU),USoEh!(USoA)     
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     -- Lynne, Louisiana      
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     -- Logan, Memphis, TN      
    The purpose being the eventual ruin of the American people. Broke and ruined, you will capitulate to world governance. Or not....it's up to you.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    These concerts to "wipe out world hunger" or a good example of mis-guided altruism. When large amounts of food is sent to African countries most of it is used to feed the soldiers who keep the people under the thumb of the thugs who run the country. And, of course, the people continue to starve.
     -- jim k, austin     
    It's amazingly true - I have often observed the poor giving what little they have to others in need while the wealthy are oblivious to whets going on. The biggest contributor to the Obama Presidential campaign were the average person in the street who gave their $5 and some a little more because they wanted change and what did they get for their support - well, let's put it this way, they got Bush III. Another observation is that the poor know what it's like to be poor and therefore they help those in need. Perhaps, the wealthy executives of America who constitute a third of all American wages and politicians who rape the coffers could go deeper into their pockets to help families who are unable to afford health insurance or put food on their tables. If the disparities between the have and have-nots get much worse I see July 14th, 1789 happening allover again and it won't be with pitch forks and machetes.
     -- RBESRQ     
    That's been my observation while traveling.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Finally the truth!!. Oh Israel, why don't you get off our welfare rolls.
     -- Juggs, Any Town     
    History proves it so. (BTW RBESRQ, Goldman Sachs was by far the biggest contributor to Obama's campaign, not 'the average person on the street.')
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Archer you are wrong
     -- RBESRQ     
    RBESRQ. WRONG. Large corporations and Wall Street are BIG dem contributors. It is the GOP that gets the small contributions from average people and small business. Corporations like the extra regulation that stifles small business and helps to keep them out of the big guy's way. The jack ass party fills legislation with loop holes that help the 'big guy" out. About 70% of political contributions from large corporations go to the jack ass party while 100% of the union political money goes to them. Large corporations are the places that have union employees. Small business rarely employs union workers. This also helps when the progressives trash the economy. Small business gets hurt the worst and the increase in dependence on government assistance increases the jack ass's political power. Add these to the rigging of the elections and the future corruption of the census and they look to be in permanent control.
     -- warren, olathe     
    Warren...nailed it!
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Very true. But to those of you trashing Israel, quit it! Israel is the only real democracy in the Middle East, a tiny island of freedom and democracy in the middle of a huge swamp of countries representing every kind of bad government known to man.
     -- Anonymous, Hansville     
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