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Who Gives what?

June 9th, 2007 at 04:14 am

With the G8 summit in the news I thought it might be interesting to highlight how much is really spent on aid...
* The British spend twice as much money on wine and champagne as Government does on aid
* German women shell out more on shoes than their Government spends on aid
* France's aid budget is dwarfed by the amount its women spend on perfume
* Spending by Japanese people on luxury goods is about the same as country's aid budget
* The amount the US gives in aid is less than the annual profits of the ExxonMobil oil company
* Italians spend more on ice cream than the country provides in overseas aid
* Canada's aid budget is only half the amount its people spend on beer....

This highlights for me how little we really do need to end absolute poverty...

2 Responses to “Who Gives what?”

  1. koppur Says:

    But the question is, do citizens spend HUGE amounts on these items or does the government spend barely anything on aid...

  2. Amber Says:

    FYI the Brits also spend about 86% of their taxes on health care as well as Canada (I am not sure of the percentage)for their citizens but it is scary in rgards to what others are paying on ther things

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