Trojan Horse: The Global Spending Cap and Why It Is Dangerous

By Jos G. Linn, RESULTS Domestic Outreach Organizer
April 29, 2011

In The Odyssey, the Greek hero Odysseus devised a plan to end the decade-long Trojan War. He built a giant wooden horse disguised as a gift to the gods with Greek soldiers hiding inside. The Trojans took the bait and moved the horse inside the impregnable walls of Troy. Once inside the city, the Greeks emerged from the horse and opened the gates to the city for the Greek army to flood in. The Trojans were finally defeated. Just as the citizens of Troy mistook a dangerous weapon for a gift, we are faced with a similar threat to domestic and international aid programs through what's called a "global spending cap." Read More.