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No need to bask in righteous glory

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Submitted by Sid (United States), Jan 21, 2010 at 12:20

Did you ever see some aid efforts up and close? Like aid to iraq? What happens there? These aids are given and it is often the case that American Corporations then move to help "rebuild". Iraq is in the process of re-building for last 6 years after "mission accomplished". That is a good way to turn public funds into private funds. Whatever corporations leave out, the logistical support eats i.e. entire government starting from head of the state to the dude signing the receipt. How much of this help reach the people it was intended for? I have no doubt over the good-will of a common American tax payer, but throwing away bundles of money to any problem until the problem disappears is a classic ADid you ever see some aid efforts up and close? Like aid to iraq? What happens there? These aids are given and it is often the case that American Corporations then move to help "rebuild". Iraq is in the process of re-building for last 6 years after "mission accomplished". That is a good way to turn public funds into private funds.

Whatever corporations leave out, the logistical support eats i.e. entire government starting from head of the state to the dude signing the receipt. How much of this help reach the people it was intended for? I have no doubt over the good-will of a common American tax payer, but throwing away bundles of money to any problem until the problem disappears is a classic American approach to problem solving. The money often ends up in those hands which would not tremble in harming the donor. Then the same people who ate all the money would go to desperate people to earn political mileage because disasters are lucrative for politicians. Think over it. Your government's approach is wrong.merican approach to problem solving. The money often ends up in those hands which would not tremble while harming the Americans.

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