LTE: Help our own in need first

Has everyone decided how they will spend the .55 cent a month increase in our Old Age Security at the end of January? Someone please tell me what is wrong with all the people who run this country. Conservatives, Liberals and NDP say in so many words that “we’re ‘broke'” and can’t help our own…seniors, veterans, orphans, homeless, etc.?

In the last few years we have provided direct cash aid to:

  • Hamas – $351 M
  • Pakistan – $2 B
  • Libya – $1.45 B
  • Egypt – $622 M
  • Russia – $380 M
  • Haiti – $1.4 B
  • Jordan – $463 M
  • Kenya – $816 M
  • Sudan – $870 M
  • Nigeria – $456 M
  • Uganda – $451 M
  • Congo – $359 M
  • Ethiopia – $981 M
  • South Africa – $566
  • Senegal – $698 M
  • Mozambique – $404 M
  • Zambia – $331 M
  • Kazakhstan – $304 M
  • Iraq – $1.08 B
  • Tanzania – $554 M

With literally billions of dollars and still some are out to destroy our way of life. In total, Canada spends over $5 billion a year on direct cash support of foreign aid, and $20 billion on immigration and refugee programs.

Our retired seniors are living on a ‘fixed income’. Do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour hundreds of billions and tons of food to foreign countries?

We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.

Australia, the U.K., U.S.A. and Canada – countries where we have homeless persons, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without needed medication and mentally ill without treatment.

Imagine if the “government” gave ‘US’ the same support they give to other countries.

I know some don’t agree with my opinion but others do. It’s called having an OPINION and letting others know what you’re thinking. But on the brighter side Canada is still considered a leader in peacekeeping.

David Porter
Cornwall

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