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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 16th, 2013
Gail K. from Oak Creek, WI writes:
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STOP SUPPORTING OTHER COUNTRIES AND ILLEGALS WHEN WE AMERICANS ARE SUFFERING!!! SERIOUSLY
Oct 16th, 2013
Beverly F. from Penn Yan, NY writes:
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Sending Foreign Aid to countries while our Paralyzed Veterans and Wounded Warriors have to BEG for help should illustrate that this is wrong!!!!
Oct 16th, 2013
Sandra R. from East Palatka, FL signed.
Oct 16th, 2013
T.D. W. from Las Cruces, NM writes:
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Use the money to fund the memorials. Nothing we do is going to make the Mohamedans happy anyway.
Oct 16th, 2013
Richard S. from Endeavor, WI signed.
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Richard S. from Endeavor, WI writes:
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We need to take care of the US not other countries who hate us.
Oct 16th, 2013
Richard S. from Endeavor, WI signed.
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Donald B. from Keizer, OR writes:
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TAKE CARE OF YOUR PEOPLE FIRST!
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Someone from Hastings, MN writes:
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BALANCE THS BUDGET NOW!
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Someone from Irvine, CA signed.
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Roy K. from Wheaton, IL signed.
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Someone from Buckley, WA signed.
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Robert S. from San Diego, CA writes:
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You swore to do your duty to protect America. Foreign Aid comes when we have an abundance. I don't believe giving aid to sworn enemies is in the national interest. Do your duty as an upright citizen.
Oct 16th, 2013
Thomas C. from Pomona, NY writes:
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No money for us, no money for them.
Oct 16th, 2013
Kevin R. from San Diego, CA writes:
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START DOING YOUR DAMM JOB AND START CUTTING UP THESE FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS CREDIT CARDS AND ALL FOREIGN AID UNTIL YOU MARXISTS AND LEFTISTS CAN GET YOUR SH·T TOGETHER AND START CUTTING DC'S SPENDING SPREE AND Y'ALLS FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS CREDIT CARDS OK. YOU WORK FOR US THE AMERICAN CITIZENS AND TAXPAYERS NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR???
Oct 16th, 2013
Kevin R. from San Diego, CA writes:
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START DOING YOUR DAMM JOB AND START CUTTING UP THESE FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS CREDIT CARDS AND ALL FOREIGN AID UNTIL YOU MARXISTS AND LEFTISTS CAN GET YOUR SH·T TOGETHER AND START CUTTING DC'S SPENDING SPREE AND Y'ALLS FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS CREDIT CARDS OK. YOU WORK FOR US THE AMERICAN CITIZENS AND TAXPAYERS NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR???
Oct 16th, 2013
Glenn A. from Camano Island, WA signed.
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jeffrey e. from Corpus Christi, TX writes:
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if we can cut off WIC and starve our own children then we can cut off this blood money for the rest of the world...
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Mr. & Mrs Joseph & Gloria B. from Hillsville, VA writes:
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GOD have mercy on anyone and everyone that are caving in to our Muslim President " Barack Hussein Obama . What stronger position can the Muslims around the world have to destroy America , than to have a member as President of the United States . WAKE UP .
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Laurie B F. from Charlotte, NC writes:
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For years our government has sent money to every country in need and now this country is bankrupt and it's own people without jobs and suffering. Such stupidity!!!! Such insanity!!!!! Thank GOD I'm OLD and nearly dead, have NO grandchildren, for this country is no longer a decent place to live. I do fear it for my children though who will have to finish out their lives here or move to another country and that has already been considered. GOD help us all.