|Have a lot to brag here about our Country .|
There is something wrong with America . Yes my country's politics have never made any sense since the late 1990's . Today our nation sits pivotal to being bankrupt .America as a land and the majority of its people are beautiful, productive, at heart noble and capable of meeting any decent challenge. The wrong part is that those who made money using government as an instrument of power in their favor (railroads, oilmen, defense contractors, mine owners, drug dealers (pharmas), et. al.) to stop progress for the 99%, shut people off their fair share of the wealth, use them for their wars/profits under the excuse of freedom (meaning freedom for the moneybags as they please but strict regulation for those who are left out of the bonanza) Yet our duty bound politicians in Washington D.C. cant get a budget . Yet have the audacity to send money to other nations . Secretary of State John Kerry has made exactly the wrong move. Releasing $250 million in aid to Egypt’s fragile Muslim Brotherhood government -- based on nothing more than hopes and promises -- is the worst possible course of action and gives a hostile and repressive regime a lifeline at precisely the wrong time. Again here is the example how stupid repeatedly our nation is , here we are sending our tax dollars to help a "dictator" again ! Now we're paying off foreign dictators to behave in their own countries? Interesting - I thought we had to tighten our belts but apparently the US has lots of extra money. This week there are so many gaffs to write down . I my self don't know where to begin. President Barack Obama is proposing that American taxpayers spend about $1.55 billion on aid to Egypt and another $1.5 million – not billion - on aid to Libya in the fiscal year that starts on Oct. 1, which would be the same amount allocated for Egypt in the current fiscal year, and a decline of about $1 million in Libyan aid. Yes, you read that right. The President announced last year the U.S. would provide $1 billion in economic relief for Egypt. This $250 million is the first payment from that plan. It's already been approved by Congress, so it's not like it was a surprise handshake deal Kerry made on Sunday. Morsi had to sit down and convince Kerry he was serious about economic reform in the Middle Eastern country before Kerry would approve the payment. At some point over their meeting Sunday, Morsi succeeded, and so now he gets paid. How can anyone contend that my Social Security, that I spent a lifetime paying for, needs to be cut because we are broke. We seem to have plenty to give away to people who don't like us, and it is already approved by congress. That money will not help the Egyptian people in any way. Just a few biggies at the top will stash it away in their personal accounts.We borrow money from China to give to Egypt. Another thing that I have found so distasteful about our nation is that there is LOTS of money , but nothing for the over taxed Americans who see their taxes wasted . SECOND , I was hearing Vice President Joe Biden speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) this morning, he was blasting away about about U.S. support for Israel; committed to preventing Iran from getting bomb). Hypocritical . Here we are again as we did in Iraq , same old rhetoric beating the war drums . I for one don't believe Iran is a threat like North Korea . Certainly enough , why did the Government of the United States allow Pakistan and India to build nuclear weapons? ** What about Pakistan? Where does it picture in a conflict shaping across its borders? In a country that is more anti-American than Iran, one would have expected overwhelming public and government support for Iran. If our nation is so concerned about the spread of nukes ? Here America suffers in hypocrisy . America can't stick it's thumb at Iran . Nor Afford to send any money to other nations until it get's its # debt under control . We send out millions, if not billions, of dollars in aid to other countries every year. While I’m all in favor of charity, it begins at home. If we can’t pay our own bills, should we really be sending money away?
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** While visitors to Iran often report that the general public is well-disposed towards the US, no visitor to Pakistan can miss the country’s deep anti-Americanism. Episodes such as the bin Laden raid and the repeated US drone strikes on militants in Pakistan – which have indeed killed many innocents – have plunged relations between the US and Pakistan to a new low. As many as 69 per cent of Pakistanis say they regard America as an enemy. # In 1989, New York real estate investor Seymour Durst spent $120,000 to erect a "National Debt Clock" in Times Square to track the amount of money the United States was in the hole. At the time, the country had run up a $2.7 trillion tab, but that figure has continued to rise [source: Stephey]. After briefly exceeding the number of available clock digits in 2008 as the national debt crested $10 trillion, the debt clock, now equipped to track up to a quadrillion dollars, displays more than $14 trillion that the U.S. government owes to various entities [source: U.S. Debt Clock].Less than two months into President Obama's second term, new numbers show the national debt increased by more than $6 trillion since he took office.It's the largest increase to date under any U.S. president. During the eight-year presidency of George W. Bush, the debt soared by $4.9 trillion.Without fanfare, the Bureau of Public Debt at the Treasury Department quietly posted its daily debt report showing the total public debt of the U.S. government topped $16.687 trillion. (To be exact: $16,687,289,180,215.37) On January 20, 2009, the day Mr. Obama took office, the debt stood at $10.626 trillion. The latest posting reflects an increase of over $6 trillion.