Being US Taxpayer is almost as much fun as being a UK one

Discussion in 'US' started by seaweed, Dec 14, 2010.

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  1. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

  2. when will people realise that the word 'aid' is just another word for 'bribes'

    the money is never really intended to do any good other than gaining influence in the first place.

    52bn is pretty shocking though! that's almost 2000$ for every afghan!
  3. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    the problem with the term aid is the politicians say 'we will give x billion in aid' the recipient country thinks 'great we can employ people and sort ourselves out' the reality is the money is spent at home and aid is shipped out then run by home workers meaning the aid is worth 10% of what it should be.

    or they do the classic thing of working out that an infantry division counts as so much aid per day, like it or lump it - here's a bribe now dry your tears