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Re: Captain Chaos. ... Ellie
Like you, my financial life is on cruise control and like you, another gift from the government would be nice for me but I would be O.K. without it. What bothers me is the millions of people who actually can't afford three descent meals a day and who are behind in the rent / mortgage and are close to being put out on the street. A lot of people are in a lot of trouble and I have the feeling that the White House and the Congress really don't understand the desperation that many people are feeling and don't appreciate the need to act quickly and effectively.
Foreign Aid has always been criticized by the G.O.P. but Foreign Aid is a very small part of the Federal budget and Foreign Aid buys us the influence that we would otherwise not have in much of the Third World. It's our foot in the door and it's money well spent.