I apologize for my ignorance then. I wasn't aware how much aid we've received from other nations.
I don't think we shouldn't help, but I just don't see how we can do it without burning ourselves further. We're already so far into debt that getting out is going to be nearly impossible, so adding more debt by helping out is royally screwing us.
We can't let the tax rates fly through the roof because that just kills the average American financially, but on the other hand, we can't just get rid of every public program out there and cut spending while expecting the problem to fix itself. What I was trying to say is that America shouldn't be at the forefront of the aid program when we're not capable of paying for everything ourselves. If people like Donald Trump or Bill Gates want to give billions of dollars to help, more power to them, but those of us who barely skim the surface shouldn't have to pay for all of it. It's just not a feasible solution.
I have no argument against helping our fellow humans, but I think before we just throw money at the problem we need to make sure it's going to do as little damage to us as possible.
One possible way we could cut down on the cost of all this is for a trade of sorts to occur. We give resources to the Japanese and for the next few years they give us cars, tech, and stuff for little to no cost. I know it's not just giving without return, but typically if someone does you a huge favor you try to make sure you repay the favor if you can. Especially if they're in a time of need. Wouldn't our economic state count as such?
Idk it seems like there are ways we can do this where just about everyone will benefit. If we're trading back and forth with our allies more than trying to suck up to places like Russia and China you'd think that we could begin to fix things. But instead we do things like hold a state dinner for a dictator, showing him that he can come here, disrespect us, and we'll give him valuable technology that he can potentially use against us while he gives us cheap, worthless shit in return.
Also, I don't know what it's like everywhere around the country, but I've noticed in places that I've lived that a lot of the time people will go out of their way to help someone a million miles away, but they won't give so much as a dollar to places that aid the homeless or the downtrodden. What's up with that?