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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!

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Oct 20th, 2013
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Thomas P. from Sulphur, LA writes:
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Shame on a government that treats its veterans the way our government has. Funny how social programs and veterans are always the first targeted to inflict maximum pain.
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Lynn A. from Mission Viejo, CA writes:
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Why is it we can't take care of our own people but can take care of the rest of the world? I think since this country is broke, we should not be borrowing more money to give to foreign welfare! We could make a big dent in our debt with a little common sense.
Oct 18th, 2013
Rene G. from Luling, LA writes:
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Stop sending money to other country. They will not pay this back to are country. All this money can take care of SS, etc. etc. etc..
Oct 18th, 2013
Lynn L. from Loudon, TN writes:
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It would shock me if Corker or Alexander did anything that would be good for the US citizens or our constitution.
Oct 18th, 2013
Someone from Hull, TX writes:
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Time o stop giving our funds to foreign welfare. We have people her in the USA that need help to on hunger & clothing & medical issues. Time to start helping out our UA citizens, not the illegals or immigrants. Obama & the Democrats of Congress need to go and be impeached for wrong doing.
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Robert S. from Clarkston, WA writes:
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USAID is a flim flam giveaway to our enemies...
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Barbara K. from Rio Rancho, NM writes:
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Stop giving American blood money to our enemies!! What have you given to the people in Sandy disaster and Colorado disaster. Wouldn't past you too only give them pennies.!!!! Line your own pockets you SOB"S.
Oct 17th, 2013
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Sharon F. from Ethridge, TN writes:
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Here's a thought, lets get our own financial house in order with a balanced budget, then we can give the excess money to line the pockets of world dictators and corrupt governments.