Yes, yes and yes. We would be better off and yes it does go to make the leaders of those countries richer. Leaders take care of leaders. Big business and money, money, money. That's all government cares about. Do we really think our government is working for us? Ha that's a laugh. No countries government is working for the people. Our government sends so called aid, to pay off the leaders. The poor people don't benefit from it at all. It has been proven over and over. It is the private donations that help the poor. When supplies are delivered right to the people and not to their government. For instance we have been paying Pakistan billions of dollars for years now and in return they are suppose to not let any terrorist hide in their country or allow any training camps. Yeah, that's really working. All aid to other countries should be cut off until our own country is out of debt. That is just common sense. Would you loan your neighbor $10,000.00 if you were in debt and couldn't even pay your own bills? If you had that kind of money, wouldn't you be using it to get yourself our of debt? It's just 5th grade arithmetic and common sense which apparently our government doesn't have.