Blair lost his push to get all summit countries to commit to boosting foreign aid to an amount equal to 0.7 percent of national income by 2015. Instead, a summit document said the European Union had agreed to that support but did not mention the United States.
President Bush had refused to be bound by the 0.7 percent target. The United States is currently giving 0.16 percent of national income, the smallest percentage of any of the G-8 countries.

and i'm proud to be an american...
and i'm not saying i'm any better or more generous... thinking that the ten in my pocket was "too much" to give to the homeless man i passed sunday night... but this attitude that we do what's best for us and look out for number one (and remember, our country IS number one) makes me sick.

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