Us Shouldn't Increase Aids Funding Towards Africa

Money does not grow on trees. It’s a simple fact of life that we have grown up hearing from everyone over the age of 30. The same can be said for the United States. We do not have an infinite supply of cash that we can spend at our free will- that included Africa. I will discuss three main points of analysis: Trillions of dollars have been pumped into Africa globally with no return, the United States is already giving a large sum to Africa, and the US cannot afford to increase funding.
Back to my first point of analysis, trillions of dollars have been pumped into Africa globally. According to Nina Brenjo of in 2007: “The rich world has spent $2.3 trillion over 50 years on aid to the worlds’ poorest countries, yet the poverty grinds on relentlessly.” For half of a century, the United States and other leading countries have given trillions of dollars to Africa. However, as I stand here, we are deciding weather we should contribute even more to the still suffering country. Even after 50 years of aid, Africa is still a third world country with extremely poor conditions, poor government, and poor health care. How can we expect to see any change with the additional amount of money this resolution suggests we should give? The answer is we can’t and we won’t. We must look to the past to see our future, and that future is the same as it has always been. More money won’t solve the problems in Africa; we must rely on other methods to help Africa.
My second point of analysis is that there is already a large supply of Africa in the form of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. According to Michael Fletcher in the article “Bush has quietly tripled aid to Africa” from PEPFAR is a $15 billion plan implemented by President Bush and is the largest global health initiative. In addition, since his appointment to office, Bush has tripled the amount of AID the United States is giving to Africa. There is no need to further increase the...