Oxfam America Blog Post Examines U.S. Foreign Aid, National Debt

Oxfam America’s “Politics of Poverty”: President Trump thinks cutting aid will fix U.S. debt. But his numbers don’t add up.
Heather Schommer, senior writer for aid effectiveness at Oxfam America, writes about statements made by President Trump on U.S. foreign aid and the national debt. Schommer writes, “Eliminating U.S. spending on foreign aid would have very little impact on U.S. debt, while creating devastating consequences for poor people all over the world, and severely hampering U.S. leadership and future prosperity…” (10/16).