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.