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March 19, 2011



remind me, what's the dollar amount in the fed budget for non-military foreign aid? it is escaping me.


I hadn't even thought of that--it was more of a weary, "oh geez we're warring on another middle eastern country." That cost is just obscene, especially when a couple countries away, half of them are starving.

John Petty

I don't know the exact dollar amount, Jeremie, except that, what it is, it's vastly over-estimated by the public. One survey I saw said that people thought total foreign aid was 25% of the budget. Actually, I think it's somewhere around 2%, and 90% of that goes to Israel, then Egypt.

LJ, it seems that Hillary played a strong role in this decision. It will be interesting to see more of the story unfold.

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