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Tiberius
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I recently heard President Obama pledged billons to upgrade the electric grid in South Africa. Does anyone know if that's correct?

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Topic starter Posted : August 1, 2013 2:34 pm
richardrblc
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i read the story in usa today

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Posted : August 1, 2013 3:00 pm
Tiberius
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i read the story in usa today

So I heard correctly. How many here have a problem with that? How many are not surprised that this would happen while a U.S. territory is left out in the cold? What BS!

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Topic starter Posted : August 1, 2013 10:41 pm
rotorhead
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Can he do that without congressional approval? I thought spending bills had to originate in the House.

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Posted : August 2, 2013 1:47 am
watruw8ing4
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That money is mostly in the form of low-cost loans via OPIC and EXIM, Private investors and a self-sustaining bank, not your tax dollars. It should lead to more jobs for US businesses. It will be cutting into Russia's stronghold in those areas, because they are pouring money into infrastructure there too. Good move overall.

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Posted : August 2, 2013 4:07 pm
Tiberius
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That money is mostly in the form of low-cost loans via OPIC and EXIM, Private investors and a self-sustaining bank, not your tax dollars. It should lead to more jobs for US businesses. It will be cutting into Russia's stronghold in those areas, because they are pouring money into infrastructure there too. Good move overall.

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A better move would be to take care of his own country first. Do you like paying 5 times the average for electric?

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Topic starter Posted : August 2, 2013 5:33 pm
noOne
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I think we should cut off all aid to foreign countries, especially Israel that uses the aid we give them to buy American weapons.

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Posted : August 2, 2013 6:35 pm
loucypher
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That money is mostly in the form of low-cost loans via OPIC and EXIM, Private investors and a self-sustaining bank, not your tax dollars. It should lead to more jobs for US businesses. It will be cutting into Russia's stronghold in those areas, because they are pouring money into infrastructure there too. Good move overall.

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A better move would be to take care of his own country first. Do you like paying 5 times the average for electric?

He is being loyal to his country.

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Posted : August 3, 2013 5:44 pm
watruw8ing4
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That money is mostly in the form of low-cost loans via OPIC and EXIM, Private investors and a self-sustaining bank, not your tax dollars. It should lead to more jobs for US businesses. It will be cutting into Russia's stronghold in those areas, because they are pouring money into infrastructure there too. Good move overall.

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A better move would be to take care of his own country first. Do you like paying 5 times the average for electric?

I suggest looking up OPIC and EXIM and see how these programs help to take care of our country.

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Posted : August 3, 2013 10:34 pm
Tiberius
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That money is mostly in the form of low-cost loans via OPIC and EXIM, Private investors and a self-sustaining bank, not your tax dollars. It should lead to more jobs for US businesses. It will be cutting into Russia's stronghold in those areas, because they are pouring money into infrastructure there too. Good move overall.

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A better move would be to take care of his own country first. Do you like paying 5 times the average for electric?

I suggest looking up OPIC and EXIM and see how these programs help to take care of our country.

O.K. Explain how these progarms help people here and on the mainland who have been out of work for 4+ years and lost their homes etc. The countries infrastucture is failing. Bridges colapse and more are on the way. Experts have been warning them for decades that bridges and tunnels are in danger of failing.
But, no. Don't fix whats wrong here to create jobs for people. Let's invest in the wealthy instead and let the poor get poorer.
Maybe you should read between the lines.

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Topic starter Posted : August 4, 2013 5:01 pm
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