The good news is that according to Obama, we don’t have a spending problem. We just have a giant hole at the bottom of the economy named Barack Obama. One of the places that hole goes is foreign aid.
In fiscal 2008, the government spent a total of $11.427 billion in international assistance programs, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. In fiscal 2011, according to the statement, it spent $20.599 billion—an increase of $9.172 billion, or 80 percent, from 2008.
9 billion dollars? That’s nothing. It’s the price of an Obama vacation, a Michelle Obama dress and a green energy solar windmill that eats eagles and turns out jobs in Finland.
Since 2008, international assistance spending has increased each year. In fiscal 2009, it climbed to $14.827 billion. In fiscal 2010, it jumped to $20.038 billion. And, in fiscal 2011, it climbed again to $20.599 billion.
It’s only reasonable. You can’t expect the Muslim world to hate us for free.
That big tax hike last week? A third of it just went to foreign aid. Luckily it’s patriotic to pay taxes to Pakistan.