Our annual budget for foreign aid is $58.3B.
Altruistic purposes. ($11.7B)
Economic/Political interests: region stabilization and ally support. ($33.9B)
Military interests. ($13.7B)
Israel receives a majority of the aid followed by Egypt. The other high recipients include: Africa, Columbia, and Pakistan.
It’s recognized that most of the aid we send doesn’t reach our intended target due to corruption. Plus let’s face it, when it comes to the Middle East a friend today can become your enemy tomorrow. I don’t want to provide them with military training or weapons.