We at the Rio Grande Foundation pretty much focus our attention on New Mexico. But, New Mexico taxpayers pay federal taxes and that means that we pay for the billions of dollars the federal government sends overseas in the form of so-called “foreign aid.”
Foreign aid is both ineffective and immoral because we are using government force to transfer money from US taxpayers to foreign despots. With all that is going on in Egypt right now, it is readily apparent that the $1.5 billion the US is sending to the country is not being used for the benefit of that nation’s people, but to keep a corrupt regime in place.
Sen. Rand Paul is one of the few people in Washington who is serious about eliminating the budget deficit and putting the federal government on a sound fiscal footing. He says that we should eliminate all foreign aid. I think he’s right.