February 17, 2011
United States Foreign Aid, by Country--Economic and Military
The chart above (in downloadable PDF form; download in Excel format here: Download US Foreign Aid, by Country) appears on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011 Statistical Abstract, and shows that Egypt received $1.5 billion in foreign aid in 2008, most of that military aid.
Here are the top eighteen recipients in 2008:
(Billions of U.S. $)
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I am in favor to stop foreign aid to all countries that aid terrorism or help individuals that are terrorists. A case in point would be Pakistan that lied to American officials that Osama bin Laden was not hidding in their country. We now know that he did.
Also to start selling our food to countries that are selling us Oil at high prices. We should put a high price on our food also.
Posted by: Jesus Ayala | May 2, 2011 11:39:10 AM
I agree with you completely, The amount of money sent to foreign countries could be reduced greatly and pay off our own debt. This has been a thorn in my side for years, I wish we had the right people in Washington to do something about this!
Posted by: Bob Lamberth | May 5, 2011 8:39:21 AM
i cant believe that the u.s. always wants to cut benefits and the govt always wants to look to make cuts here. i look at my country as my family. i know i take care of my immed. family first. when i lost my job i could no longer give to charity because i had to care of us first. its time that we take care of our country FIRST. im not saying to stop aid, but maybe take a good look at it. if we cut it in half will these countries say no to it? these other countries are like spoiled kids. there use to us giving them everything they want. its time we used are heads.
Posted by: Rick Ames | May 24, 2011 4:37:18 AM
you are showing billions instead of millions like the spreadsheet shows. It is still unbeleivable and unforgivable that we send so much money overseas while needing it here. It's my tax payer dollars and I should have some say as to where it goes and how much goes there. (it would be close to zero).
Adjust your figures to replace "billions" with "millions".
Posted by: Rick Gibbons | Jun 16, 2011 11:32:20 AM
Can I get the list of all foreign aid countires?
Posted by: Bernard Gldman | Jun 28, 2011 7:18:17 AM
And obama wants to hold my $800 SOCIAL SECURITY check ?
Posted by: Jim Sanford | Jul 23, 2011 5:50:07 AM
Why do we, the american citizens, have to pay more taxes, so that houer Government can give more aid to every country in the world. Why do we have to buy friendship. The money that we donate to this countries is not going to the people that need it, but is going to the corrup leaderts.
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Posted by: Serge Alvarez | Jul 24, 2011 10:39:58 AM
I also believe that we should cut out the foreign aid to other countries, even if its for a year or so. We should get our house in order. We have paid our taxes through payroll and then been taxed on every purchase we made. Our representatives are supposed to be representing us not every country in the world. And yet they think its o.k to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicade? It's o.k for us to suffer, but we don't want to put a hardship on a foreign country? Are they all crazy?
Posted by: Carolyn Tucker | Jul 24, 2011 12:11:37 PM
We need to cut all foreign aid until our country is back to a balanced budget. Why should we sacrifice our country to aid everyone else? Take care of the one's that have been paying the bills before giving away. Why would we sacfifice our own first. Come on Mr President, wake up.
Posted by: Roger MacKeown | Jul 26, 2011 9:07:17 AM
The money given to these country's in aid is dis-
graceful.they hate our guts,burn our flag and spit
at our troops.My country that I love so dearly and have spent my life building with my brother
union Ironworkers can not keep health Ins. for our selfs and familys.go with out health care and medicines,while our elected officals give tons of
tax payers money away. It sickens me.when are the people going too wake up!!!
Posted by: craig | Nov 24, 2011 6:45:10 PM
Why do we have to pay countries to hate us. I am sure they will still hate us if we give them nothing,,,Do you realize that we the american people are the only people on earth who do not have a lobbiest to look out for our own good..Politicians shove their own values and ideas down our throats and we still line up to vote them in,again and again.
Posted by: ted | Feb 17, 2012 3:37:29 AM
Israel getting 2,425
Posted by: Joe | Jun 5, 2012 10:02:35 PM
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