Dan, you should look very closely at the whole concept of micro-credit. It might
be having the unintended consequence of perpetuating poverty. A woman selling
baskets on the street and making a tiny profit for the first time in her life?
That might sound like a victory to you, but if the money were spent on providing
her children a decent education, the whole family would rise. The rich folks at
the Grand America shouldn't be fooling themselves that a few dollars thrown
at a micro-credit scheme will make them feel any better.
Dan,I'm responding to your views as a potential political
candidate.I am all for you, and anyone else, voluntarily giving to
whatever charity tugs at your heart strings.However, seeing you as a
political candidate I wonder what your views are on spending taxpayers'
dollars on government overseas aid. I support Ron Paul's views on
immediately ending all enforced taxpayer support of overseas nations. When we
do this we might have more disposable income and can support whatever programs
tug on OUR heartstrings.Charity is great; it begins at home and to
be praiseworthy should be our own money, carefully budgeted and voluntarily
given. Otherwise it is just tyranny, robbery and all in support of someone
else's agenda.Some of these charities are not what they seem and the
monies taken and applied may not pass to administrators and political
leaders.What do you think of the economy, Dan. How would you get
us all back to work?
As long as the wealthy get all the breaks to continue to hoard more and more
money, the majority living in poverty will continue to grow.