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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:02 PM

Trump Plan Would Steer Foreign Aid To 'Friends and Allies'

Foreign aid policy has long operated under the principle — at least in theory if not always in practice — that financial assistance should prioritize humanitarian need.

By NAHAL TOOSI 09/06/2019 04:11 PM EDT Updated 09/06/2019 04:42 PM EDT

President Donald Trump is moving closer to unveiling a dramatic overhaul of how America should distribute foreign aid, one that would channel money to “friends and allies” and prioritize countries that “support” America’s goals.

The move would upend at least a generation of largely bipartisan foreign aid policy, which has long operated under the principle — at least in theory if not always in practice — that financial assistance should prioritize humanitarian need, not political allegiance.

The plan, laid out in a draft presidential policy directive obtained by POLITICO, could lead the U.S. to stop sending aid to countries that do not side with it in international disputes or somehow align themselves with U.S. rivals such as China. Countries in the third world, especially those in Africa, but also Asia and Latin America, may be seriously affected.

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https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/06/trump-foreign-aid-allies-1483788

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Reply Trump Plan Would Steer Foreign Aid To 'Friends and Allies' (Original post)
RCW2014 Sep 2019 OP
imwithfred Sep 2019 #1
RCW2014 Sep 2019 #2
oldenuff35 Sep 2019 #3
Grumpy Pickle Sep 2019 #4
DDKick Sep 2019 #5
orson Sep 2019 #6
Badsamm Sep 2019 #7

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:32 PM

1. I don't see any downside to this.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:34 PM

2. The "downside" is foreign aid to begin with. Zero it out, period.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 09:16 PM

3. I don't mind foreign aid as long as we get our moneys worth

I would cut Turkey off totally and tell them to get their heads out of their asses or do without.

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 10:48 PM

4. Exactly.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 06:23 AM

5. I would ask, why is this just being considered now?

Aid has its purpose but pallets of cash shipped in the middle of the night must never happen again.

Imagine if Trump sent pallets of cash somewhere?

It’s time the Americans who pay taxes get some relief from bullshit.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 08:55 AM

6. Trump's friends and allies

not America's.

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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:18 PM

7. Liberals want it for enemies and communists?

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