It might come as a surprise to learn that less than one percent of the U.S. budget is spent on foreign assistance. It might even be shocking to discover that, despite this relatively small amount, these funds are literally saving millions of lives and improving the lives of many more millions of people.
We hear a lot about ‘the one percent’ in terms of economics, but how about the ‘one percent’ that is saving lives? Foreign Assistance has not been heavily talked about in this presidential election and is often not viewed as a high priority when Congress passes budgets. Former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee and former Senator, Blanche Linclon share why we still need Foreign Aid–
“As Americans we are enormously blessed to live in the greatest country on the globe, and, to whom much is given, much is expected. We have an exceptional leadership role to play in the world. Even in tough economic times, we are extremely fortunate. Around the world, nearly one billion people will go to bed hungry tonight. In this year alone, 2.4 million children will die as a result of malnutrition.”
Read more here