In the past seven years, the U.S.
assisted the rest of the world to the extent of $38 billion, the U.S.
Commerce Department figured out last week. About $10 billion of the
amount was in loans, of which $3 billion already has been repaid. Put
another way, for every dollar the U.S. Government took in since 1945,
it handed over or loaned out 11¢ to foreign states.
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