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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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Ellen K. from Sterling, CO signed.
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Teresa B. from Leland, NC writes:
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STOP THIS FOREIGN AID WITH PEOPLE IN THE USA HUNGRY, TAKE CARE OF THE USA AND FORGET FOREIGN AID. NOW
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Lorretta B. from Leland, NC writes:
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This makes me so mad I could die, take care of the USA and let foreign aid stop NOW
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Jon D. from North Ridgeville, OH writes:
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Our Administration is absolutely abusing the American people. How much longer can we take it?
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John G. from Maylene, AL writes:
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Stop foreign aid until we get our own financial house in order.
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Mathew D. from Roseville, CA signed.
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Ronald S. from Imperial Beach, CA writes:
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We are becoming the worlds least trusted Nation. Might as well pull the plug, and while you're at it Tell the UN their Lease is up find some place like Dubai for it.
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Someone from Wasilla, AK writes:
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Since when does the US have to pay our enemies to be our friends when we have AMERICANS
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Bette C. from Squaw Valley, CA writes:
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It is absolutely ridiculous to continue with foreign aid during our budget problems.
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Someone from Gordon, AL writes:
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Obama should be made to pay back all the cost of everyone of his extravagant vacations as well as golf outings . All aid to be cutoff to all overseas & Mexico. No funding of private wars for Obama unless he wants to pay for them out of his own bank account!
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