America: The gift that keeps giving!

First of all, let’s get this straight; our government gives away OUR money, not theirs. Now that we’ve got that straight, let’s proceed.

Our country is over $20 trillion in debt, yet we annually:

Give away over $32 billion in direct foreign aid through our government.

Spend over $150 billion on our military bases located overseas through our government. This money helps support the economies of these other countries.

Privately give over $390 billion to charities with international causes.

That’s a grand total of over $570 billion given to foreign causes (not even counting money we donate to churches that are then allocated to foreign causes and missions)!  That’s approximately $1,700 from every man, woman and child in the United States.

No other country is even close to that amount. No other country is even remotely close.  In fact, if you added up ALL of the other countries, their sum total would still only be a fraction of what Americans give away on a yearly basis.

My point being, with all of the debt we have on federal, state and local levels, and all of the issues we have that require even more spending at the federal, state and local levels, shouldn’t we be putting America first at least a little more often?

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