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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
Oct 17th, 2013
Charles G. from Honolulu, HI writes:
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We are borrowing $40 billion from China to give-away in USAID. This is not fair to our children and grandchildren will have to repay this debt.
Oct 16th, 2013
Thomas & Marilyn H. from Lehigh Acres, FL signed.
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Terry W. from Aurora, MO signed.
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Robert T. from Cherokee Village, AR signed.
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Robert A. from Cypress, CA signed.
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Lisa G. from Goldendale, WA signed.
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Someone from Ogden, UT signed.
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Mary D. from East Peoria, IL signed.
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Someone from Fort Lauderdale, FL signed.
Oct 16th, 2013
John C. from Murphy, NC writes:
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Especially stop millions to the Palestinian Hamas terrorist organization.
Oct 16th, 2013
BURL B. from Waterford, CA writes:
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Start by defunding the U.N. they hate us anyway, we have more poverty in the USA, then most country's that were sending money to.
Oct 16th, 2013
Sandi C. from Mesquite, TX writes:
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Don't fund Affordable Health Care,make cuts to unnessary programs. Cut out the waste.
Oct 16th, 2013
Michael C. from Jekyll Island, GA writes:
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The tax dollars need to stay here in the USA
Oct 16th, 2013
Dolores H. from Amory, MS signed.
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Richard B. from Falls Church, VA signed.
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Annette P. from Hot Springs Village, AR signed.
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Vince B. from Pompano Beach, FL signed.
Oct 16th, 2013
Walter I. from Seneca, SC writes:
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It is time to review/eliminate foreign welfare and the UN. Many of these groups are not supportive of issues that are in our interests.
Oct 16th, 2013
Kathy T. from Camp Verde, AZ signed.
Oct 16th, 2013
Virginia M. from Alpine, CA writes:
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You have never had the right to take from the wage earners their earnings to give to others of your choice. It is time to quit playing Santa Claus and return the tax monies to benefit American citizens. Our trust has been betrayed by politicians.
Oct 16th, 2013
Virginia M. from Alpine, CA writes:
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You have never had the right to take from the wage earners their earnings to give to others of your choice. It is time to quit playing Santa Claus and return the tax monies to benefit American citizens. Our trust has been betrayed by politicians.
Oct 16th, 2013
R. A. W. from Shawnee, KS signed.
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Tom P. from Fort Mill, SC signed.
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Dolores L M. from Imlay, NV signed.
Oct 16th, 2013
Someone from Pana, IL writes:
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This makes no sense. We need to cut spending.
Oct 16th, 2013
Michael B. from Arkport, NY writes:
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Why are we continuing to fund Anti-American economies? During a shutdown we should suspend ALL aid to countries who hate us. This is called miss understanding why these countries hate us such as Iran and North Korea.
Oct 16th, 2013
Someone from Sarasota, FL signed.
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John W. from Easley, SC signed.
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Larry S. from Ohatchee, AL signed.
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Paul B. from Boonton, NJ signed.
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William Z. from Sarasota, FL signed.
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Danny& Kathy C. from Hurt, VA signed.
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mike b. from Imperial, PA signed.
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Glenda S. from Julian, NC signed.
Oct 16th, 2013
james m. from Clermont, FL writes:
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let's take care of ours first. we worked for this, don't let our money out of the country!!!
Oct 16th, 2013
Richard N. from Raynham, MA writes:
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Charity begins at home with our own citizens! Also with our veterans.
Oct 16th, 2013
Someone from Lander, WY signed.