Cumberland Times-News

March 4, 2013

We give money away, but don’t have enough for ourselves

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— Medicare, Social Security, U.S. Post Office, etc., all in trouble due to lack of funds. Terrible federal deficit. Sequester. States and the fed trying to create novel ways to squeeze us for more taxes.

Please Google USA Foreign Aid for just 2012. All our funding problems would vanish if we stopped federal aid to the top 10. The deficit wouldn’t exist. Review what our government has given away in your name in the last 10 years.

 Look at the countries who received your hard-earned dollars. Please write your elected representatives and demand this must stop. Sure, some of these places need help but Americans need help too and are not getting it because Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, etc. have priority over you and me. Our new secretary of state just gave Egypt another $250 million. I wonder what they did with the $1.557 billion they got in 2012 from you and me?

 John Rue

Frostburg