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Is foreign aid spending justifiable?

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Since WWII, the U.S. has led in disbursements of foreign aid almost every year. The U.S. sent $37.7 billion dollars overseas for foreign aid in 2012. That year, the top recipients of American aid included Israel ($3.075 billion), Afghanistan ($2.327 billion), Pakistan ($2.102 billion), Iraq ($1.683 billion) and Egypt ($1.557 billion). Israel received a whopping $388 per capita, which is roughly the amount of aid that would be given to each person in Israel.

Some of the purposes of foreign aid spending include strengthening national security and commercial interests, and addressing humanitarian concerns. The core objectives include promoting peace and security, investing in people and driving economic growth.

However, can we really afford to be so generous? We do have major expense items here at home, including Social Security, defense, Medicare and education. What are your thoughts? Does foreign aid spending offer a viable return on investment?

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