My heart goes out to the folks in Italy. Many will be celebrating an albeit humble Easter. Chin up, Italians; the US is donating $50,000 in emergency aid. Some pretty funny comments after the article. I piratically like the following:
“$50,000? Is that a typo? Why don’t we just send them some DVDs or an iPod?”
“ACORN got $4.17 billion dollars in the so-called “stimulus plan”.
Meanwhile, you’ve probably already read about the $900M in aid to rebuild Gaza. Overall pledges from over 40 countries were $5B. Hmmm. So 2.5% of the donors paid 18% of the aid. Interesting. Sounds familiar (hat tip TaxProfBlog via Brain Terminal:
“Top 1% earned 19% of Income, Paid 28% of All Federal Taxes in 2006.”
While I’m sure this isn’t the most unbiased of sources, Hamas is planning on building a military staff college. Wonder where they got the money to do that? Guess they didn’t get Obama’s memo and good faith efforts to achieve peace through nonproliferation.