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Kristi York Wooten, Huffington Post
A new promotional video released last week by the non-partisan anti-poverty organization ONE raises some important questions about Americans’ view of foreign assistance in the developing world, namely how money sent to Africa should be spent.
The clip (see below) called “Why Bother?” strings together typical taxpayer complaints about U.S. budgetary spending on programs in the world’s poorest countries:
“Those people in Africa don’t want to help themselves.”
“It’s like throwing money down a rat hole.”