Afghanistan: Slopping at the American Taxpayer’s Trough

It’s no surprise that the Afghan government is dependent on foreign aid to function. But it’s striking to contemplate just how dependent it has become.

According to a new analysis by the Government Accountability Office, the United States and other donors funded 90 percent of Afghanistan’s total public expenditures from 2006 to 2010. In fiscal 2010, the Kabul government’s entire domestic revenues came out to about $1.6 billion.

For comparison’s sake, since 2002, the United States has allocated over $72 billion to the mission in Afghanistan.

Read the rest and then ask yourself, who is it that profits from supporting a government of beggary?  Which of our politicians are getting kickbacks?  I don’t know about you but I can think of ways to spend that money here.

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One thought on “Afghanistan: Slopping at the American Taxpayer’s Trough

  1. wken 20 Sep 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I’m just glad that our financial picture is so perfect that it’s okay for us to toss out this kind of cash and not really care about it.

    I mean, it’s not like we’re running national deficits or anything like that. So, what difference does it make?

    Isn’t it nice to live in a land of rainbows and lollipops?

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