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A Survey Report On The World 's Big Brother

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A survey published in 2013 by the Pew Research Center found that an increasing number of Americans want the US to “mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along the best they can on their own.” 52% of Americans agreed with this statement, which is the highest it has ever been since this survey was first conducted in 1963. I see more and more people expressing this sentiment just as frustrating As the sentiment that the US shouldn’t be the world’s big brother becomes more pronounced, international problems seem to be escalating. Disease outbreaks, poverty, a refugee influx in Europe and the problems that ISIS poses are just the beginning. It is clear that moreMore and more people wonder why we should even feel the…show more content…
They, like many other americans, want the US to be an effective force for good in impoverished and war torn areas of the world. Should the US keep using its financial muscle to support other countries? I think it should., in fact, we should increase our spending on foreign aid. For reasons ranging from the duties we have to the financial and stability inducing benefits for the world as well as ourselves, the US should increase spending on the foreign to of struggling nations. First of all, the US is not actually as fiscally generous as many people believe, and so cutting the foreign aid budget will not help as generally You can’t have two adverbs in the same sentence. Pick one, toss the other. assumed. According to a 2013 Kaiser Family foundation survey, on average, Americans believe that the US spends 28% of its budget on foreign aid(). This is not the case. In 1970 the the Development Assistance Committee, a committee made up mostly by the richest western countries in the United Nations, including the US, agreed on a goal of .7% of GNI (gross national income) to be spend on official developmental assistance.foreign aid. Further, the US is not even close to this UN millennium goal, only actually spending .19%. While some European countries are exceeding the 1970 goal, the US spends more on its military than the next seven
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