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Under Obama Foreign Aid Spending Increases, Trumps Border Security by 76 Percent

brimley Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 10:32 PM
How many US lives were lost under Bush in Iraq and Afghanistan in 8 years. How many US lives were lost under Obama in Iraq and Afghanistan in 4 years?
Harold15 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 7:28 AM
As I recall, the number almost tripled under Obama.
brimley Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 10:34 PM
How many of you can find the answer to that question at ABC,NBC,CBS,CNN,NYT,WaPo, LaT....etc...etc...?"
goper Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 11:12 PM
The answer for under Bush was plastered daily, but Owebummer.............. he gets a total pass from the media, so most people don't have a clue. The numbers skyrocketed under Obama.

According to the U.S. Treasury, U.S. spending on foreign aid has not only skyrocketed, it also trumps the amount spent on U.S. border security. CNS News has the details:

From fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2011, according to the U.S. Treasury, the federal government increased spending on foreign aid by 80 percent and, in fiscal 2011, spent 76 percent more on foreign aid than it did securing the borders of the United States.

In fiscal 2008, the government spent a total of $11.427 billion in international assistance programs, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. In fiscal...