I don’t agree with Senator Rand Paul on many issues, but I do agree with his recent statements on CNN about ending all foreign aid. While Paul’s proposal to end all foreign aid might be a bit drastic, (in situations where people would otherwise starve, for example, I think we should continue to help) there are plenty of countries that need to stand on their own.
This is one of the few issues for which the Tea Party brand of fiscal conservatism makes sense. If our elected leaders are serious about balancing the budget, all spending must be on the table. Every cent that goes to foreign governments should be scrutinized.