What in the world is wrong with the USA and Congress? We just sent out $150 million to Pakistan, and yet, we can’t take care of our own people or schools. We are trillions of dollars in debt. Where are we getting the money to help other countries? Please, help our own!


What in the world is wrong with the USA and Congress? We just sent out $150 million to Pakistan, and yet, we can’t take care of our own people or schools. We are trillions of dollars in debt. Where are we getting the money to help other countries? Please, help our own!
I work at the free Medical Missions for Christ center in Camdenton. We give free medical and dental care to 2,500 individuals. We also help the patients get free medication. Their choice is, “Do I pay my rent? Do I feed my family, or do I get my medication?” Help! Help! Why can’t we give these millions to the people desperately searching for work and to the people who really need it. The people we serve are the working poor. They are not lazy.
An example of this is the bank bailout. These companies took the billions and continued to give bonuses and send their people to expensive resorts. Why didn’t we give $100,000 to each household and get our economy going again. We could have paid off mortgages, car loans, etc.
Yes, I feel sorry for the people of Pakistan, but how do we know the money will go where it is supposed to go? How do we know this $150 million won’t go into the government coffers to continue nuclear research research and make weapons to be used against us? Why do we give billions and millions to people, and we do not take care of our own? Hello! Is anyone out there? Is anybody listening?
Elaine Wilson,
Camdenton