At 8/13/04 04:38 PM, WadeFulp wrote:
Also, take your "American's only give a damn about themselves" and shove it up your ass. We spend more of our taxes helping other nations than any other country, including yours.
Uhh, no. We really only do give a fuck ourselves, Wade. Actually, the U.S. has given, percentage-wise, less foreign aid money than any other industrialized nation in the world.
Even so, only a very small amount of that aid is humanitarian--most being only given to already wealthy countries whose security interests coincide with ours. For a country as wealthy and as powerful as ours, the amount we give is pathetically low.
In terms of raw dollars, the most generous nation is Japan. In terms of GNP (percentage given based on that country's wealth), Norway is the most generous. We're 22nd.