PROTECTING AMERICAN GREATNESS
Extremism. Pandemics. Instability. The enemies we face today don’t all wear uniforms, stay in one country, or rally under any nation’s flag. They continually adapt, flowing across borders and in and out of unstable regions, feeding on poverty, hunger, and despair.
The solution to these emerging challenges is international development. Development programs keep America strong and secure by fighting extremism, forming government monitored borders that disrupt criminal networks, and creating new markets for American products and services. Although these programs are less than one percent of our budget, they save us billions of dollars by preventing future conflicts.
But now, some in Congress are considering cuts to international development. But cuts to development would not only make America less safe — they’d also cost us more in the long run, by allowing challenges that are small and manageable today to grow and become far more difficult to deal with, causing a far greater toll in both dollars and human lives.
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Gov Romney and Foreign Aid
27 Sep 2012
Written by Andrew Lubin, Foreign & Defense Analysis
Foreign policy in the 21st century is more than massive firepower; it’s the adroit use of defense, diplomacy, and development. Yesterday at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, Gov Romney addressed ‘development.’
What Romney calls a [...]
Good Business Makes Strange Bedfellows
3 Aug 2012
Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH) just introduced H.R. 6178, which calls for the establishment of tighter working relationships between the U.S. government and private companies making vital progress in advancing economic growth and eliminating poverty in developing countries. What’s more, in accordance with common sense and defiance of all patterns, this [...]
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