Or, at least one of the many, many holes your tax money is poured into.
The Population Research Institute fights misconceptions about overpopulation and the polite-sounding programs of “family planning” organizations. Their latest video is on the contrast between what we spend preventing malaria and what we spend trying to prevent “those people” from having more children.
Also, check out the page with the video, Project: Real Need, discussing the problem of sending aid that is not only unrequested, but unhelpful and unwanted.
Sort of like Planned Parenthood sending medical teams into Afghanistan after the U.S. invasion to do abortions; almost all of the women who lined up to see them were angry to find out that Planned Parenthood wasn’t offering immunizations or anything helpful like that for their children, but only offering to kill their unborn children for them.
Or, on a somewhat lesser, but still insulting, scale, sending yellow corn where humans only eat white corn (yellow is for animals), then managing to reverse the problem in another aid situation (sent white corn, when only animals were fed the white corn in that region).
Or the absolute havoc we wreaked on Haiti’s rice farming industry. We totally killed it with rice delivered as aid, and now Haiti imports rice (cost), when it used to export it (profit). Even former President Clinton admitted recently that the aid helped the Arkansas rice farmers a whole lot more than it helped the Haitians.
The whole thing is sort of like the annoying relative who insists, over and over, on giving you what she’d like to get (or what she insists you need) for Christmas. Except that you smile politely, then send it straight to the donation box at the thrift store. She felt good (in a reality-ignoring way), but it didn’t help the intended recipient one bit.
We only have so many resources, no matter how endless they seemed (and, right now, they don’t look so endless). We have to be good stewards of those resources, providing for real needs, not just giving what we want people to have.
And, in every case, we have to stop funding abortions with tax dollars.