December 31, 2004

On Stinginess

Dan Drezner assembles some numbers and sorts them out. See also Bruce Bartlett. (via RCP)

UPDATE 12/31: President Bush has noted something of the extent of U.S. involvement in disaster and humanitarian relief worldwide, just this year alone:

Mr Bush said yesterday that, in 2004, the United States had contributed $2.4 billion (£1.3 billion) in food, funds and humanitarian relief, 40 per cent of the global effort for disasters for the year. "We're a very generous, kind-hearted nation. What you're beginning to see is a typical response of America."

Posted by dan at December 31, 2004 11:21 AM