Tuesday, April 12, 2016

How Our Taxes are Spent.

Tom's Journal. http://tomschuckmanjournal.blogspot.com/


Top Song in Australia
Needs to be adopted here in the U S !  
Great Song--you'll like the  beat and message. 
 It seems like every country with an Islamic population has problems with these people.
  LORD, help us!
 This would never be allowed in the USA or Canada.

Hello Friends, and Readers,
     I have always wondered and tried to figure out just WHY the USA, gives so much or our [my] hard earned money/ taxes away to so many nations with little or nothing in return.   And many of these countries routinely bad mouth and even threaten us.   Well, here is that old saying that we learned in the Army...... "Ours is not to ponder why --- ours is but to do or die."    And so it is, even in Republican Administrations,  that the right hand doesn't even know what the left hand is doing.   
    But I did just the same thing in my life circumstances,  thinking and thanking Almighty God in Heaven, for my good gifts of income after working hard all my life.   That I gave to those who came to me and needed it/ money for doctor bills, food, and medicine for their family,  and after I "fell from grace" in their eyes and became homeless for a very short time,  did they ever give me a dime, or the time of day ??  Ha!  NOT !   Except for maybe one or two people, including my own flesh and blood family !   THIS TIME,  I feel that I learned my lesson !    I don't even Tithe that much these days.... after what happened at 'another place of worship.'   I am sure that those old places can get along with out me just fine.  And if they can't --- that's OK, too.    For a fact,  I am in deep debt right now, and need to pay attention to my own challenges.   I am climbing out of debt as fast as I possibly can.  

Well,  Winter in the U.P. is certainly NOT over yet !   And I just read some news that this kind of freaky, up and down temperatures, weather makes it harder for our bodies to keep up with the changes, and we get worn out and tired.   I think it's best to take vitamins and the proper herbs, also eat good, fresh food if possible.   But, again, that is just my personal opinion.  

Have a great day.

Tommy Schuckman

Why do we US taxpayers allow our hard-earned money to be forcibly taken and given to other nations, many of whom are unfriendly or even our enemies?  How stupid are we and how long are we going to allow it to go on?

The amount of money we dole out to other nations is horrendous
​For example, if ​
Mexico doesn't want to cooperate to end illegal immigration?  OK, don't give them $400-500+
illion each year
​ and use it to build the wall.​

 Mexico  $417.8M - $560.6M  (2012 & 2013)
However, that's chump change compared to the $1B+ Brazil raked in in 2013, Burkino Faso's $1B+ in 2012 & 13, >$2.5B in both yrs. to Congo, >
3B to Ethiopia,
2.6-3.2B to Kenya,
1.1 to Malawi,
2.1-2.3 to Mozambique...!  The list goes on and on and on.

​and where ​
are Burkino Faso, Malawi, Palau, Myanamar, Lesotho, Kiribati, Djibouti...and what can they do for us? Why do we care?
​  Don't we have legitimate needs here at home?​

Look at the following list and then ask why?  What do we get in return from most of them?  Next, why do we stay in the UN and pay 22% of its budget?  Send it to Brussels!

Foreign aid received in millions of US dollars[6]
Asia Afghanistan6,725.05265.95
Europe Albania341.6298.38
Africa Algeria144.5207.96
Africa Angola242.3287.61
Americas Antigua & Barbuda2.31.5
Americas Argentina178.930.12232
Europe Armenia272.7292.76
Europe Azerbaijan284.9-63.13
Asia Bangladesh2152.02669.1
Europe Belarus103.2104.68
Americas Belize25.149.55
Africa Benin511.3652.61
Asia Bhutan161.2134.69
Americas Bolivia658.6699.15
Europe Bosnia-Herzegovina571.1550.04
Africa Botswana73.8108.38
Americas Brazil1.21150.17
Africa Burkina Faso1,158.51040.11
Africa Burundi522.7546.27
Asia Cambodia807.4804.81
Africa Cameroon596.2737.49
Africa Cape Verde246.1243.37
Africa Central African Republic227.2189.25
Africa Chad478.5399.33
Americas Chile125.578.52
Asia China-194,13-651,11
Americas Colombia764.4852.03
Africa Comoros68.681.9
Africa Congo, Dem. Rep.2859.32572.2
Africa Congo, Rep.138.6150.4
Americas Costa Rica32.737.77
Africa Côte d'Ivoire2,635.61262
Americas Cuba87.8101.24
Africa Djibouti146.5152.95
Americas Dominica25.619.8
Americas Dominican Republic261.3148.13
Americas Ecuador149.4147.8
Africa Egypt1,806.65505
Americas El Salvador230.4171.3
Africa Equatorial Guinea14.25.7
Africa Eritrea133.783.69
Africa Ethiopia3,261.33,826.2
Oceania Fiji107.390.9
Africa Gabon73.290.8
Africa Gambia138.8110.8
Europe Georgia662.2652.7
Africa Ghana1,807.91,330.5
Americas Grenada7.610
Americas Guatemala299.4494.1
Africa Guinea339.6499.5
Africa Guinea-Bissau98.9103.6
Americas Guyana114.4101.8
Americas Haiti1,275.11,170.5
Americas Honduras571.5627.6
Asia India1667.632435.68
Asia Indonesia67.853.3
Middle East Iran148.8131.3
Middle East Iraq1,300.71,541.4
Middle East Israel3,070.03,150.0
Americas Jamaica21.070.3
Middle East Jordan1,416.91,407.9
Asia Kazakhstan129.691.3
Africa Kenya2,654.03,236.2
Oceania Kiribati64.664.4
Asia North Korea98.1109
Europe Kosovo567.6
Asia Kyrgyzstan472.9536.6
Asia Laos408.9421
Middle East Lebanon710.2626.4
Africa Lesotho282.6320
Africa Liberia570.9534.2
Africa Libya87.0129.4
Europe Macedonia148.9251.6
Africa Madagascar378.6499.7
Africa Malawi1,174.61,125.8
Asia Malaysia15.3-119.4
Asia Maldives58.022.9
Africa Mali1,001.31,391.3
Oceania Marshall Islands76.093.7
Africa Mauritania408.3291.2
Africa Mauritius177.8148.3
Americas Mexico417.8560.6
Oceania Micronesia, Federated States of115.0142.9
Europe Moldova473.0374.4
Asia Mongolia448.7428.2
Europe Montenegro103.2127.3
Africa Morocco1,480.31,966.1
Africa Mozambique2,096.92,314.1
Asia Myanmar504.03934.8
Africa Namibia264.8261.7
Asia   Nepal769.7870.5
Americas Nicaragua532.3496.6
Africa Niger901.8773.1
Africa Nigeria1,915.82,529.4
Asia Pakistan20192174.1
Oceania Palau15.035.2
Americas Panama50.76.8
Asia Papua New Guinea664.8656.2
Americas Paraguay104.4129.4
Americas Peru393.8367.5
Africa Rwanda878.91,081.1
Oceania Samoa120.6118.1
Africa São Tomé and Príncipe48.751.7
Africa Senegal1,080.1982.8
Europe Serbia1,089.8783.2
Africa Seychelles35.325.4
Africa Sierra Leone442.8443.7
Oceania Solomon Islands304.9288.3
Africa Somalia998.6991.9
Africa South Africa1,067.11,292.9
Africa South Sudan1,578.01,447.4
Asia Sri Lanka487.5423.2
Americas St. Kitts & Nevis21.929.3
Americas St. Lucia26.824.3
Americas Saint Vincent and the Grenadines8.57.5
Africa Sudan983.21,163.1
Americas Suriname39.629.8
Africa Swaziland88.1115.9
Middle East Syria1,671.53,626.7
Asia Tajikistan393.9382.2
Africa Tanzania2,831.83,430.2
Asia Thailand-134.7-23.7
Asia Timor-Leste283.0257.8
Africa Togo241.4220.5
Oceania Tonga78.280.3
Africa Tunisia1,017.0713.6
Asia Turkey3,033.12,740.5
Asia Turkmenistan38.037.3
Oceania Tuvalu24.426.6
Africa Uganda1,655.11,692.5
Europe Ukraine769.2800.7
Americas Uruguay19.335.7
Asia Uzbekistan255.2292.5
Oceania Vanuatu101.490.5
Americas Venezuela48.135.4
Asia Vietnam4,115.74,084.7
Middle East Yemen709.31,003.5
Africa Zambia957.71,142.4
Africa Zimbabwe1,001.2811

Thomas Neviaser

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