The oft-heard complaint that the U.S. government should “spend money to solve our problems at home instead of throwing it away overseas” indicates that the speakers really don’t know much about U.S. development assistance. (This has been a point raised here before.)
The Huffington Post provides another look at how U.S. aid actually benefits the U.S. economy and how the State Department serves the American people.
And #1 is We create jobs.
Sounds like a LOCAL story to me!