Thursday, April 19, 2007

Good news on aid?

Foreign Minister Winston Peters is tipping a substantial increase in foreign aid in next month's budget. This is good news, but I'll be waiting to see the actual numbers and in particular whether the government lays out a path to meeting our promise to increase aid to 0.7% of GDP by 2015. We're a comparitively rich country in international terms, but our current level of foreign aid is truly pathetic. We can, and should, give more.


Keep the money in NZ, it is from excessive taxation. I need the aid more than some poor fuck in Africa.

Posted by Anonymous : 4/20/2007 09:44:00 PM