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USAID continues despite "shutdown" – tell Congress to start making cuts!

It's time to tell lawmakers to start cutting USAID commitments and other "foreign welfare" programs – the government is not a charitable organization!

The current government shutdown has barred veterans from visiting memorials and has even thrown people out of their homes, yet the government evidently has enough money to keep doling out aid to foreign governments.

“The federal government may have ground to a halt because of the budget standoff in Washington,” says the New York Times. “But at least one part of the government continues to operate as usual: foreign aid agencies.”

The State Department has confirmed that foreign aid programs will continue, even as state and local aid programs are shutting down for want of funds.

It’s time to tell lawmakers to start cutting USAID commitments and other “foreign welfare” programs – the government is not a charitable organization!

Public Comments
Sep 22nd, 2015
Ronald S. from Shawnee On Delaware, PA signed.
Jul 28th, 2015
Margery T. from Lancaster, WI signed.
Dec 7th, 2014
Ellen R. from Midlothian, VA signed.
Oct 27th, 2014
Craig W. from Upton, MA writes:
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Please completely disband and entirely cease this USAID program. We have a 17 TRILLION dollar debt that we need to pay off. We give away 37 BILLION in foreign aid. We are not in a position to throw away money. Let's pay off our debts. That's what responsible American citizens do. Lets take responsibility for our actions.
Aug 7th, 2014
Richard L. from Nixa, MO signed.
Jul 15th, 2014
Richard L. from Nixa, MO signed.
Jun 26th, 2014
Robert S. from Virginia Beach, VA signed.
Jun 26th, 2014
Someone from Fort Myers, FL signed.
Jun 26th, 2014
Michael T. from Rio Vista, CA signed.
Jun 23rd, 2014
Edilberto P. from Slidell, LA signed.
Jun 18th, 2014
ellen and john R. from Midlothian, VA writes:
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Cut USAID and other foreign welfare programs. the Gov is not t a Charitable Organization.
May 9th, 2014
Someone from Franklin, TN signed.
May 1st, 2014
Someone from Klamath Falls, OR signed.
May 1st, 2014
Rene G. from Luling, LA writes:
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NO more to out side of the United States.
Apr 30th, 2014
Judith C. from Calistoga, CA signed.
Apr 29th, 2014
Someone from Klamath Falls, OR signed.
Apr 26th, 2014
Someone from Klamath Falls, OR signed.
Apr 25th, 2014
Someone from Klamath Falls, OR signed.
Apr 23rd, 2014
rudy c. from Morgantown, WV signed.
Apr 21st, 2014
Harold R. from Blackshear, GA signed.
Apr 21st, 2014
Someone from Chula Vista, CA signed.
Apr 18th, 2014
Harold R. from Blackshear, GA signed.
Apr 12th, 2014
Marek C. from Tucson, AZ signed.
Apr 12th, 2014
ader p. from Thief River Falls, MN signed.
Apr 9th, 2014
THOMAS B. from Coal Township, PA signed.
Apr 9th, 2014
Someone from Klamath Falls, OR signed.
Apr 8th, 2014
Someone from Klamath Falls, OR signed.
Apr 8th, 2014
Roy K. from Wheaton, IL signed.
Apr 7th, 2014
Someone from Elkton, MD writes:
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Exactly what is it we are trying to prove by giving billions away in foreign aid when we can't even keep our own government running? It appears we do more harm than good with our "aid" anyway. Give it a break and put some serious focus on our own problems for once!
Apr 6th, 2014
Joseph D. from Albuquerque, NM signed.
Apr 6th, 2014
james b. from Elmwood Park, IL signed.
Apr 6th, 2014
Carol S. from Rockford, IL writes:
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US citizen needs must be met FIRST before ANY funds can be provided to other countries!!!!
Apr 5th, 2014
Harriet S. from Philadelphia, PA writes:
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Charity begins at home. Don't deny our citizens food stamps and then give billions to foreign countries that is not our own business.
Apr 4th, 2014
James W. B. from Nashville, NC writes:
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Any and all foreign aid to Muslim nations who are killing Christians especially, should be immediately cut off.
Apr 4th, 2014
Lois P. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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NO AMNESTY,NO GUN CONTROL,GET BETTER HEALTH CARE AT HOSPITALS CLOSE TO HOME.
Apr 4th, 2014
DIANN P. from Ridgecrest, CA signed.
Apr 4th, 2014
James B. from Jeffersonville, IN writes:
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We are broke what part of broke don't you understand
Apr 4th, 2014
B. E. H. from Gordo, AL signed.
Apr 4th, 2014
Merlin W. from Piggott, AR writes:
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I'm for cutting all foreign aid until we get our house in order
Apr 3rd, 2014
Someone from Bristol, CT writes:
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We've had enough of this nonsense!