Vassallo, Scruggs Debate: Should the U.S. Cut Back on Foreign Aid?

Dickie Scruggs: Foreign aid is an inexpensive ounce of prevention that is vital to our global defense strategy.

It is surprising to most that barely 1% of the federal budget goes to foreign aid. And yet it is probably the smartest money America spends. Ronald Reagan certainly thought so, remarking that, “[t]he ultimate importance to the United States of our security and development assistance programs cannot be exaggerated.”

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