US Foreign Aid Goes To Countries We Borrow From?
This fact validated by a Congressional report revealed that our government has given away 1.4 billion in foreign aid to countries that have been buying our debt. Countries holding billions in Treasury backed securities are receiving millions in US foreign aid as we suffer record unemployment and a failing economy.
According to Fox news who received the Congressional Research Report released last month, 16 countries abroad have received more than a billion US dollars in foreign aid. These nations own at least 10 billion in US treasury securities. Among these nations China, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, and Egypt, each has been the recipient of hundreds of millions of dollars thanks to US foreign aid.
It is truly disconcerting that the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China) have been negotiating for the exchange of a new world reserve currency in view of the insanity of US Federal Reserve policies of continuing to print fiat paper money in order to float the government debt. The US is now at the debt borrowing limit of 14.3 trillion dollars. The deadline will come in August while Democrats refuse to cut significant spending and Republicans refuse to raise taxes.
In view of these fiscal indiscretions, the State Department had no comment, and now we find a new proposal to spend 3 billion to build a security force in Iraq now on the table. The insanity never stops just as the Federal Reserve spent billions bailing out Greece last year as riots in that country continued.
It is clear that the federal government is going to have to pursue drastic budget cuts or face a new and damaging credit rating by Moody’s Investor Service. This could have devastating repercussions for the US government’s ability to acquire loans that would be much more costly while also limiting money supply.
What would this mean for US consumers? Historically the US government has always competed for loans against the US private sector. In the past the government would compete for up to 3 out of every 5 loans for credit that would have to be split between the private sector borrowers and the government. When August comes around, a downgrade on ratings would mean less money for Americans to borrow for homes, cars, and other purchases while paying much higher interest rates. We the people will be punished for the irresponsible spending of our government.
During the Reagan era, taxes were lowered and government infrastructure was cut back. The immediate affect was a blossoming of the US economy, especially for small businesses which employ far more Americans than big business. With the resulting upswing in consumer spending thanks to more and better paying jobs the recovery was bold while the government benefited from greater tax revenues generated by increased spending.
The Damning Denial Of Reality
Is there a lesson here? Most assuredly. However, the Democrats refuse to lead by example and refuse to acknowledge historic formulas for economic success as they remain firmly committed to failing fiscal policies and socialistic methods. They would rather increase taxes and continue to impose more regulations as the size of the government grows even larger. Feed the monster and stifle growth with taxes and you destroy what is left of the American economy. This epitomizes the unrelenting modus operandi of the Democrats who will not relinquish their welfare state policies for fear of losing power even if it destroys America.
So, in conclusion, what is left? What chances do we have of recovery while the economic policies of the left refuse to compromise? The answer is a bleak picture. Driven by the reckless policies of the Obama administration and the RINO’s
( Republican In Name Only) who have also capitulated allowing more spending. The US is on a hell bound train with no brakes. Surely the US dollar will collapse and we will see something like the post war poverty of Germany after World War I. A loaf of bread in that catastrophic period cost a billion German Marks!
Obama must be defeated in 2012 or convicted for his crimes. His damaging legislation must be repealed. The Federal Reserve is run by 5 rich families. That is way too much power in the hands of too few. The Federal Reserve must be dismantled or severely restrained. Congress was originally given the responsibility of minting coins and establishing monetary policy. We need to clean up Congress by getting rid of the people who continue to propose more spending and bloated benefits for elected officials. Then we need to re-establish new monetary guidelines. It is the only chance this nation has of survival much less reacquiring our lost prosperity.