Is Trump’s Proposed $200 million plus Cut To Pakistan Really A Condemnation Of His Presidency

US Aid to Pakistan by the number since 1948

What the Pakistani’s and others in the world don’t won’t US Citizens to remember

 

 

 

Blitzer as usual is a jackass. However, I liked the comments by the Pakistani representative.

 

There have been horrified gasps from around the world and some here at home after President Trump and Ambassador Haley announced over a $200 million plus reduction in aid to Pakistan.

Well here are the numbers not only disproving he is being too harsh and has taken steps never before taken, but also that the US has provided enough aid over the years to have rebuilt the country of Pakistan.

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Center for Global Development came out with a study in 2013 which reviewed US spending in Pakistan since the moment it became a state on August 14, 1947 until 2011.

What the United States spends in Pakistan

The United States began providing economic assistance along and military aid to Pakistan shortly after the country’s creation in 1947. In total, the United States obligated nearly $67 billion (in constant 2011 dollars) to Pakistan between 1951 and 2011. The levels year to year have waxed and waned for decades as US geopolitical interests in the region have shifted. Peaks in aid have followed years of neglect. In several periods, including as recently as the 1990s, US halted aid entirely and shut the doors of the USAID offices.

via CGD: Source: US Overseas Loans and Grants: Obligations and Loan Authorizations (aka the Greenbook). For the years 2002–2011 we have added data on Coalition Support Funds spending to the military assistance category; while CSF is not technically foreign assistance, it has constituted the bulk of military assistance to Pakistan during the post-9/11 period. Source for CSF amounts is “Direct Overt U.S. Aid Appropriations and Military Reimbursements to Pakistan,” prepared for the Congressional Research Service by K. Alan Kronstadt.

 

In 2009, in an attempt to signal the United States’ renewed commitment to Pakistan, the US Congress approved the Enhanced Partnership for Pakistan Act (commonly known as the Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill, or KLB). KLB’s intention was to put security and development on two separate tracks, insulating the development agenda from unpredictable geopolitical and military events and facilitating longer-term planning for development. The act authorized a tripling of US economic and development-related assistance to Pakistan, or $7.5 billion over five years (FY2010 to FY2014), to improve Pakistan’s governance, support its economic growth, and invest in its people.

As quantified in a recent Congressional Research Service report by Susan Epstein and Alan Kronstadt, in only one of the first four years of KLB’s five-year authorization did the final appropriation for US economic-related aid to Pakistan meet or exceed the average annual authorization of $1.5 billion.

 Appropriations for Economic-Related Assistance

 

How Has US Assistance Been Allocated in Recent Years?

Between FY2002 and FY2009, only 30 percent of US foreign assistance to Pakistan was appropriated for economic-related needs; the remaining 70 percent was allocated to security-related assistance. In the period since the KLB authorization (FY2010 through the FY2014 budget request), 41 percent of assistance has been allocated for economic-related assistance…

Annual Appropriations, US Assistance to Pakistan FY 2002-2014

 

How Do Assistance Levels to Pakistan Compare to Assistance to Other Initiatives and Countries?

The president’s FY2014 budget request marks a significant decline in assistance to Pakistan and the other frontline states of Afghanistan and Iraq. It also transfers the majority of assistance out of the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) component, created for the temporary and extraordinary resources required for frontline states, and into Enduring/Core Programs.

Despite this decline, the amount of US aid pledged to Pakistan remains significant compared to funding for other development initiatives.

Further information can be found in the article.

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However, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security issued a September 2017 data chart and report that is even higher because it actually made a monumental effort at accuracy by gathering figures from every agency or fund program that had contributed aid to Pakistan including:

Counternarcotics Funds (Pentagon budget); Coalition Support Funds (Pentagon budget); Child Survival and Health; Global Health and Child Survival (GHCS) from FY2010; Global Health Programs (GHP) from FY2013; Economic Support Funds;  Foreign Military Financing;  International Disaster Assistance (Pakistani earthquake, flood, and internally displaced persons relief);  International Military Education and Training;  International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (includes border security);  Migration and Refugee Assistance (also includes Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance or ERMA);  Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining, and Related (the great majority allocated for Pakistan is anti-terrorism assistance); and, Pakistan Counterinsurgency Fund/Counterinsurgency Capability Fund (PCF overseen by the Pentagon, PCCF overseen by State)

View their OPEN SOURCE chart HERE.

Fiscal Year End Totals were as follows:

2012  $2.6 Billion
2013  $2.6 Billion
2014   $2.2 Billion
2015   $1.6 Billion
2016   $1.1 Billion
2017    $ not included
2018   $345 Million (req)

1951-2011  $67 Billion (according to CGD)

Grand total anywhere between $77 and 100 Billion.

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The figures show that with careful, responsible management that the country of Pakistan could have already been well on the path to a brighter, more secure, and healthier lifestyle but THEY CHOSE to squander and use the money to FUND TERRORISM AND THEIR MUSLIM BROTHERHOODS or line the pockets of a few.

By the way did anyone catch how slick and well prepared the video’s signs were?

So once again we see how the terrorists have been “counting on our deep pockets” to fund themselves and strike against us.

We see how the prevailing “gimme” attitude has sucked the life out of our own financial resources for sixty years not just funding humanitarian assistance but military as well.

Finally we see how the Muslim approach to acquiring funds known as ‘jizya‘ by lying and cheating when dealing with their enemy the United States has surfaced in their demonstrations and accusations.

Time to pull that plug and drain that bank account unless and until they do develop a more favorable attitude to terrorism and the human suffering they should have been working to eliminate in their country.

–Uriel–

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10 Responses to Is Trump’s Proposed $200 million plus Cut To Pakistan Really A Condemnation Of His Presidency

  1. Whitetop says:

    $100 billion; are they our friends yet. $200 million is nothing compared to what has been spent before. It is time we put a plug in this rathole and stopped pouring sand down it. Also need to evaluate aid to all countries and start making cuts as well. We can’t be the worlds’ policeman and we damn sure don’t need to be the welfare agency for the world.

  2. Tony NY says:

    It is only the working man, that is the guy who works a 40 hr plus week 52 weeks of the year to support his family, that gets screwed by taxes he pays to support the rest of the worlds vermin and the Democrat voters in America. Why don’t the political class and elites work an extra 8 hours a week and donate that money to their Pakistani, Palestinian and African friends. Perhaps they wouldn’t be so hot to keep giving away the fruits of my labor and theirs. Every working American should figure how much additional time they have to work for the money taken from them. I see nothing in the constitution saying I have to support the worlds vermin in addition to my fellow non working citizens. Besides the political class is borrowing this money against our grandchildren’s future to give away. Totally immoral. If we are going to pay a bribe ( foreign aid) then we should get something for this cash.

  3. I.R. Wayright says:

    How about we stop ALL foreign aid until the Wall is built?
    And when we find that countries can survive just fine without our money, we won’t feel obligated to help them out any more.
    # Win-Win

    • Uriel says:

      Lol IR that would be over half of the UN. Why not just stop any UN funds and vet countries that will use the money wisely and repay it every year as they work out a deal

  4. vonMesser says:

    You want our money? They you will do it OUR WAY. 100%.
    Or, find yourself another sucker.

  5. Navyvet says:

    I’ll make this simple. How much do we give them? Cut it!

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