As a nation, should we be putting money into foreign humanitarian aid, when poverty and humanitarian issues exist at home? Has New Orleans been fully rebuilt?
How much should be spent aboard and where do you draw the line? In 2010, Haiti received over $30 million US aid.
Obama has called for Americans to donate to the cause in Japan, in the media. This is someone's personal choice, but when federal dollars are sent to be spent on aid, everyone has to pay.