Quotation by Ronald Reagan

We are for aiding our allies by sharing some of our material blessings with those nations which share in our fundamental beliefs, but we are against doling out money government to government, creating bureaucracy, if not socialism, all over the world. We set out to help 19 countries. We are helping 107. We spent $146 billion. With that money, we bought a 2-million-dollar yacht for Haile Selassie. We bought dress suits for Greek undertakers, extra wives for Kenya government officials. We bought a thousand TV sets for a place where they have no electricity.
Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. Televised address, October 27, 1964. "A Time for Choosing," published in Speaking My Mind (1989).
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