President Trump plans to make foreign aid conditional on religious freedom

President Trump plans to make foreign aid conditional on religious freedom by for Guardian

GNN Note – I am all for rewriting the bills and acts that place restriction on other nations receiving the wages of our labor called taxes. Why should we, the American public, work for a nation we know nothing about, has zero impact on our everyday life and has zero benefit to our community? Remember what taxes are – these are funds we earned through labor that someone else is using on our behalf. I do not want to ever work for China or North Korea or Nigeria.

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President wants to apportion aid based on how countries treat religious minorities

White House officials are reportedly drafting plans to make US foreign aid conditional on how countries treat their religious minorities, in an effort that is seen as a sop to Christian evangelicals in Donald Trump’s base.

The move, which threatens to impose further constraints on a US foreign aid policy already heavily restricted under the Trump administration, was first reported by Politico after briefings from White House aides.

The aides suggested the US Commission on International Religious Freedom listings could be used for identifying which countries should have their aid withheld.

According to the report, the proposal could also be extended to include US military assistance with a potential impact on countries from Iraq to Vietnam and India. The commission’s “Tier 1” designated countries – regarded as the most serious offenders – include US partners such as Saudi Arabia as well as adversaries like Iran.

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