Trump Is Right To Cut Foreign Aid Because It Harms U.S. Interests

The idea that guides USAID and much of our foreign policy is a part of the larger, progressive takeover of constitutional, republican government that has been in the works for a century.

In his new budget blueprint, President Trump proposed cutting 37 percent from the budget of the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (or USAID) to offset the costs of increasing defense spending. Many claim this would sacrifice diplomatic power for military power, but things are not always as they seem.

President Trump is proposing targeted cuts to one of the most progressive and globalist parts of our bloated government. The reaction to his proposal reveals just how progressive our foreign policy has become.

  • Dana Garcia

    As far as I know, the US still sends foreign aid to wealthy Mexico (#15 in world GDP), having sent $51 million in 2013. What a waste. Total stupid.

    • That is bizarre, like England sending India foreign aid even after India told them not too.

    • BillyHW

      We are the biggest suckers in the world.

  • BillyHW

    It’s Christmas every day!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The U.S. sends massive foreign aid to Israel, which has also become a wealthy country over the last 20 years. While this military assistance is generally appreciated, thoughtful Israelis are concerned that such aid is likely to stunt the growth of their own defense industries, with their own expenditures and investments likely to be otherwise recouped through exports. (BTW, two of Israel’s defense contractors have subsidiaries in the U.S. and Brazil, respectively.)

    • deplorabledave

      Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

    • Brett_McS

      It’s a fair point, because the ‘aid’ comes with mandates to source US gear, which limits what the Israelis can do.

    • truthdareisay

      I think for Israeli standards it is wealthy in one way and not so much in another. 2/3 of Israel’s budget goes on defense. So while wealthy oil rich states may not take in refugees, you can bet your bottom dollar whenever war breaks out in Israel, those same oil rich states will come to the aid of the Muslim countries and for this reason alone, I don’t think foreign aid to Israel should stop. I also believe some Islamic countries have subsidiaries in the USA and other countries.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        Some of that defense budget is covered by exports of military equipment. Israel exports more aerial drones than the U.S. However, Israel does accept as many Jewish refugees as want to immigrate there and gives them immediate citizenship, few questions asked.

  • Brett_McS
  • Shebel

    Use foreign AID to build WALLS !

  • Alain

    News flash: military power always trumps diplomactic power. Go Trump.