Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Monday, August 8, 2011

You've Got to Be Kidding Me!

I simply can't believe this, we are having a severe drought in this country. Farmers are having to sell off their entire herds, families have been burned (yes burned) off their lands and out of their homes, towns have run completely dry and there is no water for livestock, and yet......our government is sending 105 million dollars for drought relief in Africa! Really, you have got to be kidding me!! I am simply dumbfounded. I may sound cold hearted and so be it if I do, but when is our government going to start being concerned with the people of THIS country?! When are they going to decide to let other countries handle their own problems?! We have enough of our own and if they would keep their eyes at home they might see that. I for one am disgusted, since we all know that this money will never get to the people who actually need it. The dictators always take it...they always have and they always will. I feel bad for Africa, I really do. The situation there is horrible, I understand that. However, our own countrymen are in dire straights and yet we are going to flush more money down the toilet. Disgusting, just disgusting! See article here

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Perhaps if we eradicated the 100's of new taxes/fees that have been implemented since early 1900's there wouldn't be $$ left to help other countries with tax dollars. Instead, good hearted Americans could send donations.