Helping foreigners isn't our "founding principle". What in the world are you talking about? Our foreign welfare to Egypt for the past 30+ years only served to cement princess Mubarak's power and enrich him personally on the backs of your countrymen and mine. That you're assigning this aid to helping Egyptian democracy and freedom (freedom, in quotes) makes you look uninformed.
No, it's not appreciated. Sorry, 70% of Egyptians don't want our money.
I'm not sure if misunderstanding 'what in the world I'm talking about' is mauvaise fois on your part, or because you are responding to half of the sentence only?
I said "The $ 1.5B Egypt receives from the US is appreciated and has allowed the US close partnership with the second major army of the region" How could you construe that to mean that I'm assigning this aid to 'helping democracy' and 'freedom' when I clearly stated partnership with the army?
Where did I say that helping foreigners is part of your founding principles? By "founding principles" was referring to " ‘freedom’ and the democratic exercise of civil rights..The ideal situation would be when USA applies its founding principles and remain a friend of the Egyptian people, regardless of the governing regime.", it should have been obvious that I'm saying that this military aid ($1.3B out of $1.5 aid package) should not come at the cost of the tooted US principle of freedom as a universal, unalienable right, i.e. PEOPLE BEFORE REGIME !
You ignored all the points raised in my reply about aid being a partially indirect subsidy of American industry and farmers, that the main beneficiary is the Egyptian army, but just zoomed in on one word "appreciated"?! You call it welfare, but since when does 'welfare' consist of Abram tanks and F16s manufactured in Ohio, Michigan & Pennsylvania? Lockheed's contract alone is worth 2.5 billion, keeping their factories working. The economic aid has been mostly curtailed since late 1990s. In the past it was used to sell American wheat to one of the major buyers of wheat in the world.
Another small part went to schools and combatting infant mortality etc. That is appreciated by those who know about it, but not many do. As for the Gallup survey, you should have noticed that it dates back to Dec. 2011, the time when the NGOs offices were raided, SCAF and the media in Egypt were pushing the suspicion that US was behind the 2011 revolution. Right now the percentage of those who oppose the aid would be even higher.