Homeless Vets granted $600,000 whilst US gives $50,000,000,000 to foreign aid

The US Government has announced the release of $600,000 in grants to assist “about” 10,000 homeless veterans with opportunities to reintegrate into society.

By last count (FY 2009) an estimated 136,334 veterans spent at least one night in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program.

By contrast, over $50,000,000,000 ($50B) is spent on foreign aid.

The US government has provided more than $1,140,000,000 (1.14 billion) in assistance to Haiti since the January 12, 2010 earthquake with allocations of another $1 billion towards reconstruction through USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) from the American people.

USAID has provided nearly $3 billion in aid to Afghanistan and $1.3 billion in aid to Pakistan in a single year

It’s estimated that in 2010 $51.7 billion has gone towards foreign aid — plus another $.6 billion from our Stimulus package.

With the support of Congress, senior officials in the U.S. Government have made a significant commitment to foreign assistance through appropriations that have more than doubled since 2001.

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