Why does the gov't spend so much on 3rd world countries

bamasa37sb34

Bench Warmer
When there are so damn many problems in this country? Also, in a ton of the third world countries, the corrupt governments pocket the money for themselves while the citizens live in poverty. Pisses me off:mad::mad:
 

sliqwill

Veteran
1 (100%)
because its the 'right' thing to do...mostly i suspect backdoor resources that the government deals with...i think its because as a country the USA wants friends in many locations so they can set up bases closer to the nonfriend countries...
 

Too Distracted

Bench Warmer
because as a country the USA wants friends in many locations so they can set up bases closer to the nonfriend countries...

I think you hit it on the head. I think our government would be completely stunned if our "goodwill" money actually ended up buying food/clothing/shelter for the poor of that country.

Greed, politics, and palm-greasing.

Such injustice...
 

Seahawcla

Prospect
Our history shows every decision since the age of Imperialism when dealing with foreign policy deals with the impact of trading markets.

So the pessimist in me says we deal with 3rd world nations to allow our goods to go to more countries.

I personally believe that we are asking for trouble anytime we dont promote human rights or go isolationist. History has shown that this is a recipe for danger.

Our problems at home are miniscule compared to across the globe. I dont think we should ignore them butwe can afford to look globally and still act locally as well.
 
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pitnlala

Guest
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Our history shows every decision since the age of Imperialism when dealing with foreign policy deals with the impact of trading markets.

So the pessimist in me says we deal with 3rd world nations to allow our goods to go to more countries.

I personally believe that we are asking for trouble anytime we dont promote human rights or go isolationist. History has shown that this is a recipe for danger.

Our problems at home are miniscule compared to across the globe. I dont think we should ignore them butwe can afford to look globally and still act locally as well.


Mostly true, but our economic generosity is taken for granted all too often. I am a capitalist at heart, so I am all for developing markets, but some of the money we have doled out over the last decade is simply ridiculous. For example, we gave almost $13 BILLION in foreign aid in 2003-2004. Canada spent $2 million. I would love for us to cut foreign aid for just one year.

Then we could see the fruits of that money spent at home, and then they (recipients of our cash) would realize just how much the rely on our help. :salut:
 
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lumm0x

Rookie
It's butter up money for when the U.S. needs to come in and annex the country's natural resources and untapped economic potential due to lack of prior industrialization ;)

It'll be easier to come in as a friend than to have to militarily invade them :D
 

GiantFan

Rookie
It's butter up money for when the U.S. needs to come in and annex the country's natural resources and untapped economic potential due to lack of prior industrialization ;)

It'll be easier to come in as a friend than to have to militarily invade them :D

That's it, no more money for Canada....
 

northcutt_fan

Week old post bumping extraordinaire
I wish the US would say, "**** you countries that aren't allies or have been there for us. Figure it out yourself," because we can't even figure **** out here, in our own ****ing country. Stupid politics.

I hope they build condo's on the moon. I'll buy one and live there. :mad:
 

Reiji

The DR Guy
When there are so damn many problems in this country? Also, in a ton of the third world countries, the corrupt governments pocket the money for themselves while the citizens live in poverty. Pisses me off:mad::mad:

Oh I didn't knew you were coming to my country :p

Because you are talking about DR right?
 
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