Tuesday, May 12, 2009
We just came across an article indicating that the United States is about to send emergency aid to Pakistan. Several questions:
1. Should the U.S. send aid to Pakistan during the current economic slowdown?
2. Should the U.S. have sent aid to Pakistan one year ago, before the economic slowdown became apparent?
3. Without performing the research to determine the answer, where do you believe the U.S. stands in rank (in terms of percentage of GDP) in providing foreign aid?
4. Do you believe that it is ever appropriate to provide foreign aid to other countries if there are hard working, law abiding, tax paying U.S. citizens giving it their all, who are having difficulty making financial ends meet?
5. Should the U.S. have anticipated the current unrest in Pakistan when the U.S. encouraged the former "President" and military leader to step down, and return control to civilians in order to allow democracy to work?
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