Kevin “Coach” Collins, FloydReports.com
Recently Texas Republican Congressman Ted Poe reintroduced an idea whose time might have finally come. He addressed Congress asking that we review the foreign aid we are sending to countries around the world, with the purpose of cutting most of it. Referring to the many countries with their hands out looking for foreign aid, Poe asked a direct question: “Why do we need to pay them to hate us?”
Poe’s fact-filled, but brief, speech contained some compelling points.
We are giving foreign aid money, our tax dollars, to 150 of the 192 countries of the world. Some of these counties are ungratefu,l but most of the biggest recipients are outright hostile toward us and can fairly be accused of hating us.
Among the countries Poe singled out were Venezuela and Cuba, which gets $20 million of our money….