The United States foreign Aid
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When you are on an airplane and the oxygen masks come down, you secure yours first, then your child's or anyone else's. That's how I feel about this subject. The child being one of our allies, we fix ourself first, then we fix other countries.
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1) The United States foreign aid does not have a detrimental effect on the United states, nor does it overstep it's boundaries in spending taxpayer money. less than 1% of U.S budget is spent on foreign aid, and on average 25 cents per YEAR for every american is spent on foreign aid.
2) The money spent on other countries benefits the U.S.
The money used to help foreign countries is not just thrown away, like you are making it seem, it benefits the other countries, and the U.S. When this money is invested into other countries it helps to stabilize growing economies, which in turn helps to stimulate our own. The second way that it helps benefit the U.S. is through improving foreign relations and gaining future allies. Defence Secretary Robert Gates is quoted saying that "cutting aid jeopardizes US national security, and There is no doubt that foreign assistance helps ward off future military conflicts"(comments)
All Citations will be in the comments since there is no room.
You may be familiar with the War in Iraq, yes we are currently spending billions there fixing THEIR corrupted government.
To address your point on China we simply look at your structure. "Our main trading partner is China, and we currently owe them a lot more money than we have. We do not support China, from a payment aspect" I would like to know how exactly we don't support them when we ARE PAYING THEM MONEY FOR OUR DEBTS. Any money given to china IS supporting them.
To affirm this resolution we must look at foreign aid from a practical, and strategical standpoint.
Practical- your argument is cost and taxpayer money, however my contention 1 directly abolishes this claim.
Strategical- You have shown none, whereas I have stated that FA helps us in gaining allies.
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