Tell Other Nations The American Piggy Bank is Broken

Would you be upset with a friend if you loaned him $10,000 to help him through troubled times only to find out he used the money to buy a big screen TV among other luxury items?

Then why are we not upset with a government that spends more than $15 billion in the past two years in direct cash to foreign nations rather than using that money for its own citizens? Better still, rather than collecting tax dollars spent for citizens of other nations let our citizens keep their own money. Our government is quick and eager to send money to nations like Libya, Egypt, Mexico, Russia, Haiti, Jordan, Kenya, Sudan, Nigeria, Uganda, Congo, Ethiopia, Pakistan, South Africa, Senegal, Mozambique, Zambia, Kazakhstan, Iraq, and Tanzania. It even sends money to groups like Hamas. But it does not have that same zest to help veterans.

The government readily helps other nations. The news of starving children, orphans that need a family and the homeless is dominated by those in other countries. What about our own citizens facing the same plight. I’m sure senior citizens on fixed incomes are happy to know their tax dollars are helping foreign nations that hate us versus their own neighbors.

I have an idea. Each senior citizen should shoot their elected government official.  That means they’ll go to jail where they will receive three meals a day, a roof over their head, central heating and air conditioning, cable TV, library, and all the Health Care they need. As an added bonus, their children can visit about as often as they do now. What nursing home can top that? Plus, as an inmate they will not have to pay taxes.

It seems the US Government should be the World Government because it helps other nations instead of itself. State governments spend $11 to $22 billion each year on welfare programs for illegal aliens. In addition, more than $22 billion is spent each year on Food Stamps and free school lunches for illegal aliens. We spend $2.5 billion on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

Then there is the $12 Billion dollars a year we spend on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally. We spend $3 million a day to incarcerate illegal aliens. Did you know that 30% of all federal prison inmates are illegal aliens? If senior citizens like my idea about shooting politicians, we could use the room which is another reason we need to secure our borders!

All this money spent on non-citizens. I’m sure our economy would be plenty stimulated if we kept our money rather than giving it to foreigners. It’s time we tell the world the American Piggy Bank is broken.

Then we can focus on our citizens. Can you imagine if our government supported its citizens as well as it supports citizens from foreign countries?

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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