Most responders agreed with this week's editorial suggesting that the U.S. government reduce spending on foreign aid by 500 million so that we can continue the military tuition assistance program. Here are some of their comments:
"Perhaps they should sequester funds for Secret Service for elected officials and political appointees… "
"This tuition assistance is a mere drop in the budget bucket compared to what the Washington elite spend to entertain themselves and their ‘friends'…"
"... between illegal immigrants and foreign aid, U.S. citizens and U.S. military are paying the price. How fair is that?"
"There is no greater service that a man or woman can render to their society than to volunteer to protect the individual liberties of those that comprise it. To break a promise to them is an evil thing…"
Yet, this viewer took exception…
"… foreign aid makes up a very tiny fraction of the budget and it is incredibly helpful to the interests of the U.S. in the long term in many situations. The foreign aid handed out after WW2 gave us some of our biggest trading partners (England, Japan, France, Germany, etc.). Think of foreign aid as a long term investment. It doesn't always work, but the track record for it really ain't so bad."
As always, we welcome your comments.
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