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

Summers Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 8:37 PM
JC, we need to leave the Sunnis and Shi'ites to kill each other off, as they were doing before Bush's worthless wars.
Aura Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 9:17 PM
Actually they got along quite well before Bush came along and upset the apple cart. That's why there was so much violence, that Bush didn't care about: otherwise peaceable people starting warring against each other.

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...