Cut foreign aid

Posted Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Regarding Michael Zaunbrecher's Feb. 13 letter, "Cutting spending," I can certainly say, "Amen!"

However, I would add that the most obviously ignored item of tremendous waste of taxpayers' money is foreign aid.

More than $3 billion a year is being provided to the United Nations, and countless billions are being doled out to nations that never support us anyway.

The country is broke, and the president suggests if we must cut then cut benefits to veterans, seniors, Medicare and perhaps Social Security. In all the discussion about where we cut spending, I have not seen any real inclusion of foreign aid.

As individuals and families, we all need a plan to guide our spending based on income.

The U.S. government has not had a budget in four years. There's no control of over-spending if you don't have a budget plan to measure and guide it.

-- G. Duane Smith, Pantego

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