Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Let's hear it for America!

Stats show America people as the world's generous at private giving.

And as Aussie columnist Janet Albrechtson notes, the US government does pretty well, ever keen to help where there is disaster.
But you tend not to hear much about aid from the oil-rich muslim countries, except when it goes towards funding terrorists or madrassas!
Yet, Amercia is hated by the left, when the heartless ones are the Islamists, who care little for human health and only their extremist and barbaric ideology.
Hat Tip: The Midnight Sun &Crusader Rabbit


Libertyscott said...

Yes indeed, note than the famous UN 0.7% target aid figure is about government aid, it ignores private aid and makes the US look bad. Hardly surprising really.

Anonymous said...

For socialists, Sweden is pretty miserable when it comes to private aid.

Clunking Fist said...

Swendedn & Finland give less than us?
Australia gives more than France?

Fuck me, what an eye opener!

scrubone said...

I seem to recall recently a leftist rant about americans being stingy money grubbers.

Isn't that why they're so hated? Fancy that, not being based on any sort of reality.

Anonymous said...

Actually this is a bit misleading as in the ME private foreign aid is usually given via a government organization.

For example here in Qatar, the Qatar Foundation (a privately owned organization) gives out millions to under developed countries. For example this year, they are funding a 200M USD hospital in Yemen not to mention the Reach Out to Asia donations for poverty relief.

WAKE UP said...
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WAKE UP said...

"...give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...send them, tempest-tossed to me...I lift my lamp beside the golden door..."(etc)
(part of Emma Lazarus's poem at the Statue of Liberty)

America's generosity is beyond doubt, not only because of what it gives OUT, but because of what it invites IN.

Non of the critics of America (be they individuals, institutions or nations) have something like the above poem engraved on their own doors.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

It would be useful to see a graph for the combined total of private and gummint aid.