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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 15th, 2013
Mike and Lidija B. from Boulder City, NV signed.
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harvey s. from Wardensville, WV writes:
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foreign has to stop now.
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Laurie B F. from Charlotte, NC signed.
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Steven H. from Lexington Park, MD writes:
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This is disgraceful.
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Francis H. from Georgetown, SC signed.
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Robert B. from Columbia Cross Roads, PA signed.
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Someone from Douglasville, GA writes:
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Stop foreign welfare!!!!!! Stop spending!!!!!!!!
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WILLIAM P. from Edenton, NC signed.
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Judy T. from Killeen, TX signed.
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Jeanine L. from Overland Park, KS signed.
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Teddy M. from Midland, TX writes:
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THIS OBAMA LAND SUCKS. Give me back our united states!!!!!!
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Lisa M. from Nokesville, VA signed.
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Charles D. from Lady Lake, FL writes:
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Charity begins at home
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Someone from Niles, MI writes:
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This needs to stop.. U S citizens should come first..
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Someone from Toledo, OH signed.
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James G. from Florence, AL signed.
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Deborah C. from Greenwood, LA signed.
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Charles C. from Greenwood, LA signed.
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Joseph L. from Moreno Valley, CA signed.
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George F. from Kinston, NC writes:
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What kind of IDIOT does it take to close down OUR monuments and parks; but send aid to foreign countries ? that we borrowed at that.
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barney and peggy w. from Conroe, TX signed.
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francisca g. from Deering, ND signed.
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James C. from Broomfield, CO writes:
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Take care of Americans FIRST! Stop trying to take care of everyone else in the world before you take care of us.
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Jim C. from Woodston, KS signed.
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Phillip M. from Alexandria, MN signed.
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Michael M. from Suffern, NY writes:
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Veterans will throw Senators and Congressmen out of office if this crap continues.
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barbara e. from Littleton, CO signed.
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