THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
From our readers
The United States pays out over $12 billion dollars every year in non-military aid, according to figures I received from Representative Reid Ribble.
Meanwhile, other politicians, such as Representative Ryan, are seeking to reduce domestic programs such as Social Security and Medicare for seniors.
I am 65 years, my husband is 80, and we worked hard all our productive lives until we retired. Yet, our fixed retirement income of Social Security and pensions is just a few thousand above federal poverty level.
At a time when even the bare necessities of food and gas are outrageously priced and rising all the time, we seniors must forego most luxuries. But yet, we find that our government is now squandering our hard-earned tax dollars on aid to other countries.
Worse yet, the recipients are Pakistan, Afghanistan, Israel, Iraq and Egypt. These countries continue to engage in wars and violence, depriving their own people of their civil rights. Most of these countries could care less about fostering democracy, or using our money as it was intended.
When I pump gas at $4.14 a gallon into my vehicle or pay over $3 for a loaf of bread, I think of that $12 billion being wasted on hostile countries.