Reality check on the federal budget
On average, Americans believe that 25 percent of government spending goes toward foreign aid. In reality, less than 1 percent is going toward foreign aid, while 18 percent is going toward our defense budget.
What many people do not realize, though, is that if we were to invest more into our foreign aid budget, this would benefit our economy and strengthen our national security. It’s a win-win scenario, but we are still far from success, because of the lack of knowledge held by the general public on this matter.