Shame On Spendthrift Governments

What a mind-boggling thought: Apparently, rich countries spend seven times more subsidizing their agriculture than they spend on aid to poorer countries which could supply the produce needed far more cheaply and support themselves by doing so.

This would be bad enough if the money being wasted in this way belonged to the governments that are wasting it but it doesn't.

That money belongs to the taxpayers of those countries who entrust it to their governments in the belief that they will do the best possible job of distributing and investing it.

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