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Obama Increased Foreign Aid Spending 80%

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On January 7, 2013 @ 4:23 pm In The Point | 13 Comments


Indonesia only got $600 million [2] from Obama. No wonder this woman is angry.

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 [3].

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.

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[2] only got $600 million: http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/us-backs-green-prosperity-with-indonesia-aid/479565

[3] of the places that hole goes is foreign aid: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-increased-foreign-aid-80-spent-76-more-foreign-aid-border-security

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