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  • Friday, December 31, 2004

    Yes, the Bush regime is stingy

    The New York Times also believes so, according to this editorial. Excerpt from the editorial:

    Bush administration officials help create that perception gap. Fuming at the charge of stinginess, Mr. Powell pointed to disaster relief and said the United States "has given more aid in the last four years than any other nation or combination of nations in the world." But for development aid, America gave $16.2 billion in 2003; the European Union gave $37.1 billion. In 2002, those numbers were $13.2 billion for America, and $29.9 billion for Europe. Making things worse, we often pledge more money than we actually deliver. Victims of the earthquake in Bam, Iran, a year ago are still living in tents because aid, including ours, has not materialized in the amounts pledged. And back in 2002, Mr. Bush announced his Millennium Challenge account to give African countries development assistance of up to $5 billion a year, but the account has yet to disburse a single dollar.

    3 Comments:

    At 12/31/2004 02:13:00 pm, Blogger Nathan Frampton said...

    We are not stingy.


    You may want to check out my blog "Framptonia" at nathanframpton.blogspot.com, I think you would find it interesting. I have a few contributors. We all have different views sot here are some great discussions.

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    At 12/31/2004 03:07:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Thanks for your comment Nathan, as I have mentioned earlier, I do not believe the American people themselves are stingy, but the rogue regime in Washington certainly are. As I have also mentioned previously, I do believe there is a diffreence between the people and their leaders.

    I'll take a look at your blog, thanks.

     
    At 1/31/2005 05:10:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "We are not stingy."

    You are the Bush Administration? If you mean "we" as in regular American folks, then no, you are not stingy. Your government, however, is.

     

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