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Foreign Aid

Myth: The average American believes foreign aid is 31% of the federal budget.
Fact: Foreign aid makes up only 1% of the budget, or about what we pay for three aircraft carriers.

Despite America’s position in the world as a powerful nation, many Americans believe we are routinely taken advantage of by the rest of the world, from NATO to China. They think our treaties have been poorly crafted to our disadvantage. Any amount spent on foreign aid is seen as a waste since so many of us think the beneficiaries of our generosity still hate us and seek to destroy us.

Where is the line between doing our civic duty in the world and spending wisely when it comes to foreign aid?

North Korea May Be Producing New Missiles

North Korea May Be Producing New Missiles

Despite a pledge to denuclearize, North Korea’s missile program is still up and running at a research facility outside the country’s capital of Pyongyang, and according to U.S. intelligence agencies, the North Koreans are working towards developing new weapons.

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Foreign Aid Is Defense Spending

Foreign Aid Is Defense Spending

Foreign aid money is less than 1 percent of the federal budget, yet President Trump wants to zero it out. However, cutting the foreign aid budget would do little to promote American interests and may even do more to hurt our economy and promote international terrorism than it would to protect Americans or help our economy.

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