Give people what they want, when they want, and they want it all the time.
A hand up?
-The US has given out over $3.75 trillion in foreign aid (adjusted for inflation) since the end of World War II.
-As a wealthy nation, we have the ability to help others, but we should not borrow to do so.
-We should not attempt to buy compliance or "friendship."
Or a hand out?
-We should not prop up nations engaged in apartheid or conquest. Brutal regimes should fend for themselves.
-We should not prop up prosperous nations at our own expense.
-Every dollar in aid must be accounted for. We do not need to pay for lifestyle spending of rulers.