Axe Foreign Aid

The Government should not have an automatic mandate to donate taxpayer's money to off Island causes particularly if money is required on Island to "Balance the books". I call on them to cease the foreign aid budget.

Why the contribution is important

It is important for a Government to use tax funds firstly for the benefit of it's own citizens particularly when it admits that it cannot make ends meet.

by Leon on May 09, 2017 at 02:20PM

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  • Posted by mannin May 09, 2017 at 14:46

    Fully agree with this stance, feed your own first !
  • Posted by Fairforall May 09, 2017 at 17:01

    If IOM plc were making a profit we should help others but when our yearly losses are accumulating it is madness to add to our debt.
  • Posted by dpfellows May 09, 2017 at 19:49

    I disagree but do think our current aid policy is fragmented, opaque, poorly communicated and trying to be all things to all committee members rather than having a clearly focused beneficial outcome. There seems to be nearly zero percent effort by the committee to involve and engage with the community.

    Pick one worthwhile area to support and do a proper job of improvement and of community involvement.

    My fear is that the charistas all have their favourite project and that we end up spending stubs and drabs here and there to satisfy this.
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