You could have picked better examples, possibly something that puts a little better light on US, ( worst examples ever).
At least their government (and most others) is not totally dysfunctional.
Worst examples ever...
Let's examine my examples starting with nuclear power. Right now, sitting off the coast of the Philippines, a nuclear powered air craft carrier, the George Washington, is distilling sea water with that nuclear power.
Oh, just how much water, you want to know?
1,500,000 liters. Every single day. That's 400,000 gallons.
With the Navy C2 Greyhounds, the crews were able to be on-site even before the carrier could get there. That's what a nuclear powered floating runway will get you.
There is 1.388 Million cubic feet of food on board the USNS Charles Drew there as well, with an additional 23,000 barrels of fuel to deliver to the victims of the typhoon.
There's a 51 bed hospital on board. There's even 5 dentists.
In total, the USS George Washington is bringing not only itself, but also the cruisers USS Cowpens, USS Antietam, the destroyers USS Lassen and USS Mustin, the Charles Drew, the survey ship USNS Bowditch, and submarine tender that services submarines that may or may not be with the carrier group at all times (hint: they're with the carrier group at all times).
Oh yeah, there is that $20,000,000 our totally dysfunctional government sent as well.
All that for the Philippines AFTER they kicked our Navy out 20 years ago. Partly because nuclear power is bad. Personally, I'd rather see all that cost go towards working on the back log in our own VA hospitals.
Most people, like you, have no clue what our military peace time mission even is. So, before you start in bad mouthing our government, you should learn what it is our government does for the less fortunate.
In the meantime, after you're done pulling your head out of your azz, you could read this and try to understand how much the American government is appreciated;
November 15, 2013 10:10 AM
God bless America, thank you for your great generosity to us and may all of the filipinos say Amen and Amen.
by: Ferdinand from: Thailand
November 15, 2013 10:05 AM
We are very thankful for the US Government for the support and aid given to the people in Leyte.
God Bless You
by: vinky lastra from: hongkong
November 15, 2013 5:31 AM
Thank you so much US GOVERNMENT...GOD BLESS U MORE..
by: cyrus from: manila
November 14, 2013 10:10 PM
tank u very much to the u.s goverment and u.s navy sailor who help during disaste god bless
by: Archie Clint from: Qatar
November 15, 2013 10:51 AM
Thank you so much America for your help and support. May God bless you more.