January 21, 2011
What GOP Doesn't Get About Foreign Aid
Andrew Exum, Abu Muqawama
Yesterday, 165 House Republicans voted to completely de-fund USAID as part of austerity measures designed to address the U.S. budget crisis. They suggested a lot of other cuts, but you can guess what they did not suggest cutting: the budget of the Department of Defense. They suggested we zero out the budget for USAID but not make any changes to the amount we are currently spending within the Department of Defense.
TAGGED: Republican Party, USAID, Foreign Aid