“For example: From time immemorial, Americans have felt—not known—that foreign aid contributes substantially to the national debt. That has not changed, according to a recent Morning Consult survey. Indeed, 73 percent of Americans shared this concern, “far outstripping concerns about entitlement spending,” Politico reported. In truth, 65% percent of America’s $3.8 trillion in spending in 2015 ($2.45 trillion) was devoted to non-discretionary items like Medicare, Social Security, and other social welfare programs. Foreign aid? It constitutes _one percent_ of the federal budget.“ The Age of Emotion and Unreason