April 5, 2006, - 11:05 am
By Debbie Schlussel
This isn’t new and shouldn’t be, but unfortunately it is to the ignorant Hollywood political activists:
Yet again, the United States is the largest donor–at $27.5 billion–in aid to poor countries. That is the figure that just came out for 2005. And that’s just tax money for last year. There were billions more in private citizen donations.
Remember this, the next time wealthy Irish citizen (and flier of his hat in a first-class seat) Bono and rich celeb Brad Pitt cry foul against Americans for not giving enough to foreign countries.
We are very generous. We give more than any country. (And a lot of the money goes to finance terrorism.) Bono and Pitt, stop whining.
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