Conservatives maintain that they believe in the Constitution, limited government, private property, individual liberty, and the free market. Their actions when it comes to foreign aid show that they believe in none of those things.
A dispute that is taking place between Saudi Arabia and Egypt indirectly demonstrates the nature of US foreign aid. After dumping a walloping $25 billion in foreign aid to help the Egyptian military dictatorship's economic woes, the Saudis are hopp
Last week's announcement of a record-breaking US aid package for Israel underscores how dangerously foolish and out-of-touch is our interventionist foreign policy. Over the next ten years, the US taxpayer will be forced to give Israel some $38 bill
The Obama administration has spent three years engaged in secret talks with Iran that resulted in the payment of nearly $2 billion in taxpayer funds to the Islamic Republic, with more payouts likely to come in the future,
Clearly, not all aid is distributed equally. The question is: Who received the largest slice of the pie from the U.S.? From the map above, the answer is clear: Israel. Of the $35 billion of total economic aid distributed, almost a quarter of funds we
FIAN is a human rights organization founded to help starving people. They did a study of foreign aid to find out where it was needed most. It was discovered there was a direct correlation between aid and poverty, but not the one they expected.
The $1.5 billion in US foreign aid slated for Egypt next year is in jeopardy after the Egyptian army deposed democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi. Section 508 of the decades-old Foreign Assistance Act stipulates that
In his first formal policy speech as the Secretary of State, John Kerry branded calls to cut foreign aid as politically easy but strategically dumb, and said his department helps create American jobs and advance American values.
Here’s a ‘Connecting the Dots Moment’ for Americans to ponder: It’s a well documented fact that Congress wiped out the Social Security Trust Fund over the decades to the tune of at least $2.5 trillion and left a worthless pile of IOU’s, here. It’s
Senator Rand Paul is flogging what he considers to be a brilliant idea: The government should take “half of the $4 billion that we’re squandering” on foreign aid “to people who don’t like us … and put it towards the deficit, and take half of that aid
To restart the aid, which has been a cornerstone of American relations with Egypt for more than 3 decades, the administration plans on sidestepping a new Congressional requirement. Secretary of State Clinton is expected to waive the requirement on na
Egyptian police raided more than a dozen offices belonging to local and foreign rights groups on Thursday, as part of an investigation into alleged illicit foreign funding, an official statement said.
"Ron Paul is an isolationist, I get it," declared Sean Hannity on his radio talk show following the November 22 GOP debate that focused on foreign policy. In eight simple words Hannity unknowingly confessed that he doesn't get it.
Newsmax interview, Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul confirmed his support for Israel, but cautioned that while the United States should be a “friend” of the Jewish state, America should not be the “master” of Israel.
Foreign blowhards are notorious as scofflaws: “diplomatic immunity” protects them from the consequences of illegal parking and other offenses against Leviathan. New York City and That District of Criminals on the Potomac, both swarming with ambassado
Based on the (confusing) data provided by the United States government, the amounts shown in Table I above apparently do not include funds requested for multiple regional foreign aid offices serving two or more countries. Nor do they seem to include
Adm. Mike Mullen said there shouldn't be any rush to terminate military assistance to President Mubarak's government. U.S. assistance to Egypt, which has averaged about $1.3 billion a year, Mullen said Congress shouldn't move too hastily to cancel th
One of the Senate's newest members has settled upon an idea to reduce American debt that's likely to come off as highly controversial in the halls of power: ending ALL foreign aid, including the tens of billions dedicated to Israel.
The National Institute of Mental Health, a division of the National Institutes of Health, spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.
What you might not have heard is that your hard earned taxpayer dollars are also being used to buy well-connected Afghans posh villas in Dubai.
This is not a natural disaster story. This is a poverty story. It’s a story about poorly constructed buildings, bad infrastructure and terrible public services. On Thursday, President Obama told the people of Haiti: “You will not be forsaken; you wil
Cuba already had 344 doctors and other health professionals working full time in Haiti under an agreement with the Haitian government. Victor Geneus, Haiti’s ambassador to Havana, thanked the Cuban people and government for their assistance in such
Dambisa Moyo is a beautiful, Zambian-born, Harvard educated economist who is sick of being victimized by Hollywood celebrities and foreign aid. In her book "Dead Aid" Ms. Moyo explains why foreign aid is not working and how there is a bette