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|Not enough, say aid
CNN, by Staff
|Posted By:verity, 6/8/2005 4:18:27 AM|
|LONDON, England -- Aid agencies and media in Britain criticized the $674 million aid pledged to Africa by President George W. Bush as inadequate. Jonathan Glennie, a senior policy analyst from Christian Aid, said: ''The sum of $674 million is a drop in the ocean compared to what Africa really needs.''|
|Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 6/8/2005 4:43:52
Then why doesn't AFrica get off its butt and
start working to provide what it really needs? And spare me the use of the word
"Christian" in your org's name. Please. According to this article, we should
bankrupt America to help out everybody else in the world. How much money are YOU
giving to Africa, Mr. G.?
|Reply 2 - Posted by: Cisco, 6/8/2005 4:53:05 AM|
It's not a drop in the ocean to those of us who
must work to pay the taxes that are used for these worthless give-aways.
|Reply 3 - Posted by: DEBubba, 6/8/2005 4:55:10
''The sum of $674 million is a drop in the
ocean compared to what Africa really needs.'' should read:
|Reply 4 - Posted by: Triangulum, 6/8/2005 5:50:46
|Reply 5 - Posted by: InGodWeTrust, 6/8/2005 5:56:17
Those "do gooders" would serve a better purpose
if they spoke out against the corrupt leaders of those stink-holes... who are
filling their Swiss bank accounts while they watch their OWN people starve.
|Reply 6 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 6/8/2005 6:10:22
To those who beg, it's never enough.
|Reply 7 - Posted by: saryden, 6/8/2005 6:18:52
Our legislators are spending the Social
Security surplus every year so that working people who have paid into it will
get nothing or certainly less than promised.
|Reply 8 - Posted by: ILoveLucy, 6/8/2005 6:54:08
Get Tony Blair and the British people to make up the difference. Meanwhile, we'll get back to you on what an ungrateful Europe owes America. We don't want to make the Africans our new worst enemies, i.e., ungrateful friends.
|Reply 9 - Posted by: Betty Jean, 6/8/2005 7:03:17
Like I said, everyone who comes to visit our
White House has their hand out and leaves with buckets full. And usually
complaining because it isn't enough. And they use the 'B' word a lot, i.e.
|Reply 10 - Posted by: OMyMy, 6/8/2005 8:21:48 AM|
U.S. is already spending billions to keep Islamic terrorists from blowing the free world to hell. Taxpayers also provides foreign aid to dozens of countries, many of those who hate our guts. Africa should rid itself of its communist leaders, learn the difference between myths and reality and catch up with civilization.
|Reply 11 - Posted by: tuckysee, 6/8/2005 8:31:59
What the poor of Africa need most is good
|Reply 12 - Posted by: LAW428, 6/8/2005 8:56:59 AM|
#1 and #11 say it all for me!
|Reply 13 - Posted by: reality, 6/8/2005 8:58:01
What article in the constitution says that the government can tax me to send money to the corrupt African governments?
|Reply 14 - Posted by: dotonbut, 6/8/2005 9:02:47
This is simply rewarding corruption and will ensure its continuation. Bush really disappoints me sometimes.
|Reply 15 - Posted by: chatham, 6/8/2005 9:15:11
Let the aid groups start by getting Europe to
come to the aid of Africa.
|Reply 16 - Posted by: knub, 6/8/2005 10:16:05 AM|
The US did not have any "colonies" in Africa. The Europeans had many. They should foot the majority of the bill. Why are we looked at to provide all the funds for anything international.
|Reply 17 - Posted by: treecat, 6/8/2005 10:18:25
Just to much American money.
|Reply 18 - Posted by: Halfgenius, 6/8/2005 10:18:46
Our Government has money? Where'd they get it?
|Reply 19 - Posted by: Sludge, 6/8/2005 10:22:44
The only aid Africa needs is help in
overthrowing their autocratic governments. They are poor because their gov't
keep them that way. They are hungry because tyrannies are averse to the type of
ownership and respect for property that are essential for productivity. They are
ignorant and unskilled because despots do not care enough to spend money on an
education system, and educated people are more prone to rebel.