Obama Gives Muslim Nation $195,000,000 For Muslim Holiday

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    Drama queen. :grin:
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    Serious question: What do you think would be the effects on society, if say, we were to get rid of all govt assistance, domestic or foreign?

    And by all, I mean every last cent of it. Nothing to individuals or corporations, to research of any kind, to public education institutions, marriages, public welfare assistance, SS, medicare, corporate assistance, small biz loans, banking, etc...

    btw, don't feel guilty for not constantly giving that one dollar, ice queen. I sometimes do, sometimes don't. Kind of like almond joy/mounds. :)
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    I don't feel too guilty because I have a responsibility to my kids first, & if I give too much & can't care for my own kids, then I've failed.

    As for the question about removing all forms of aid, I don't know that you can get rid of every item...at least not without a weaning off period. Obviously there are times & situations that warrant aid, especially to its own people. The problem has been that too many people are on a system that don't deserve it, politicians have bloated benefits for zero work, pet projects on both sides of the aisle that do nothing but waste money....then tack on all the foreign stuff. If the US is operating this deep in the red, then no it can't afford to keep sending aid overseas to so many. Allocate X amount of money and shift those funds as needed.
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    Thank you for the chart. Yes foreign aid is the smallest bit there. No one said foreign aid was driving us broke. What has been said is that every bit counts, and if you add all those bits together you get a bigger piece. At $37 billion that's not exactly chump change, so even takin part of the aid to other places & using it in this crisis-imagine the difference AND nothing's being added.

    I think from the chart I'd put earlier the amount they want to give to Syria wouldn't be half of the economic (non-military) aid for Israel.
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    Foreign aid: absolutely no impact on American society.

    Domestic: obviously of big massive government disappeared overnight we would have huge unrest. I'm not sure of any libertarian that would propose eliminating government overnight. We need to slowly pull back and reduce the addiction to government and debt. Unfortunately this addiction cannot be cured cold turkey.
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    That's not what he said.
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    In response to a post (in jest) that perhaps we should drop "poverty bombs" to wipe out the people on welfare, he posted a video specifically about black people.

    You tell me what that means.
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    I posted the entire quote with link and added my much coveted endorsement up thread.
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    Eliminate painting the other side with one brush and you eliminate a lot of poster's talking points.
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