One of the disturbing things to come out of the 2012 Federal Budget was the news that while Aussie families were continuing to struggling, the Gillard government has increased welfare to foreign countries from $4.8 billion this financial year to $5.1 billion for the next year.
This is despite overwhelming evidence that taxpayer funded foreign aid just doesn’t work in alleviating poverty, with funds being misused to such an extent that recent evidence has come out that our taxpayers are paying for terrorist organisations!
With a congo line of highly-paid “aid professionals” calling for more taxpayer dollars on their failing programs, it was a great relief to watch the IPA’s James Paterson on Sunrise yesterday morning, speaking the truth and standing up for taxpayers.
It is truly a job watching him demolish the self-interested calls for hand-outs from Tim Costello and the radical extremism of Peter Singer (the former Greens candidate who is best known for advocating the murder of disabled children).
You can watch the clip here: