Saturday, July 17, 2004

Alms for the rich

Finally someone in the US Government has bitten the bullet and done something right. They've cut aid funding to Saudi Arabia. Yep, the same Saudi Arabia that is the 25th richest nation in the world and that has a GDP of roughly $US 200 billion. Sure, they've only cut $25000 but it's a start.

The question is why on Earth would a rich nation like Saudia Arabia be asking for handouts? The real poser is why has it taken until now for the yanks to put an end to it? I could do with twenty-five grand. Perhaps I should declare myself a nation and go around with the begging bowl.

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