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Tue Sep 4, 2012, 12:27 AM

Why is Egypt getting $1 Billion in debt relief from our government - but you and I aren't?

U.S. Is Near Pact to Cut $1 Billion From Egypt’s Debt

Because our government is scared of Egyptians not liking us, but unafraid of you and me?

Wake up, folks. Until our government is scared of us, this depression will continue as will the continuous showering of gifts unto the bankers.

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Reply Why is Egypt getting $1 Billion in debt relief from our government - but you and I aren't? (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Sep 2012 OP
Dkc05 Sep 2012 #1
MercutioATC Sep 2012 #6
cynatnite Sep 2012 #2
elleng Sep 2012 #3
MannyGoldstein Sep 2012 #5
former-republican Sep 2012 #4
JI7 Sep 2012 #7
SoapBox Sep 2012 #8
Major Hogwash Sep 2012 #9
limpyhobbler Sep 2012 #10
AnotherMcIntosh Sep 2012 #11
pampango Sep 2012 #12

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 12:29 AM

1. sucks. we should give each american 100,000

And we would have a great economic boom

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Response to Dkc05 (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 01:32 AM

6. You DO realize that $100,000/per American adds up to a LOT more than $1B, right?

 

Hell, let's give every American $500,000...maybe $1M...

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 12:34 AM

2. Giving them the money means stabilizing the govt...

Egypt is of strategic interest to the US for a lot of reasons...most importantly...OIL.

Agree with it or not, the US wants a stable government in that part of the world and will pay a billion bucks for it. Old Hosni got the cash before he was booted out of power.

Pakistan is another one who gets huge sums of cash to help ensure their stability.

It's fucked up, but that how the US has done business for some time.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 12:37 AM

3. Due to

the importance of shoring up Egypt at a time of turmoil and change across the Middle East, including the relatively peaceful uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, Libya’s unfinished transition, the showdown over Iran’s nuclear program and the war in Syria.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014217664

Got it?

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 12:40 AM

5. If we have turmoil and change across the US, then

We'll get help, too. Until then, bupkes.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 12:40 AM

4. Oil

 

Just about every foreign policy decision made can be traced back to OIL

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 01:33 AM

7. so they wont go to war with Israel

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 01:36 AM

8. I must say...

It's way, way over due, that we get stuff taken care of here at home for a change.

Strategic...keep'n them friends...blah, blah, blah. How many billions or trillions do we give away to everyone else around the world?

And now, the Baggers and Bullies want to cut away even more!

Time to take care of the "Homeland".

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 01:55 AM

9. It's because you and I don't have any pyramid . . .

. . . schemes.

Bada-bing!!!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 02:05 AM

10. so true.


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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 08:37 AM

12. Common Dreams: Cancel The Crushing Debt Of Third World Countries; Iowa GOP: cancel foreign aid

But what of poor nations who borrowed from banks fat with OPEC deposits in the '70s in order to pay high oil bills and maintain rates of economic growth that were already behind those of rich nations.

What can they do to satisfy the demands of nations and institutions that want the loans repaid? Where can they go to find relief and to recover their dignity?

One answer floating about is to relieve the debt of the world's poorest countries - to cancel it. And, while Jubilee 2000 believes that "canceling the crushing debt burden of poor countries is a matter of justice and compassion," it wants you to know that forgiving the debt also serves the self-interests of people in rich countries, who are affected by economic, social and environmental problems in poor countries.

Forgiving the debt will not eliminate Third World poverty, but it is a necessary first step. Can we afford $4 a year over the next 20 years? Jubilee 2000 and an increasing number of world leaders argue that we cannot afford not to pay that $4 a year over the next 20 years, if our global community is to have even the slightest chance to succeed.

http://www.commondreams.org/views/041000-104.htm

"11.8 We support the elimination of foreign aid."

http://www.iowagop.org/about#platform

And republicans are more in favor of cutting foreign aid.



http://pewresearch.org/pubs/2027/foreign-policy-conservative-republicans-isolationism-afghanistan-libya

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