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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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james h. from Paris, TN writes:
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please stop sending money to all the different countries,they hate us[americans]If I sent money to every one that calls on phone we wouldn't have any money. Thank's
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Margie T. from Zachary, LA writes:
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Stop USAID. Keep our tax dollars here in the United States where it should be. When you close Memorials to our Veterans that have fought for our freedom then you are taking away those freedoms they fought for.
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Lyle R. from Hugo, MN writes:
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When the ruling class puts them selves above the middle class we get this crap. What's worse is that people allow themselves to be sold-out and won't lift a finger to call foul but fall all over them selves to be politically correct. This would include all elected politicians save a few. This also includes the happy church whose messages have become so benign that to suggest you actually use your moral compass makes you a radical. Lastly with the massive corruption & crony capatialism at every level the way to get promoted is not by producing something but by back scratching in schemes to make us work harder and longer for less and less so Obama can take all his buddies golfing in AirForce-1. Wake up America!!!!!!!
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I love the USA, I served the USA but I hate the government for helping everyone in the world but it's own people. It aloes people in the USA how hates the USA and It's people. When they come here the Government gives them everything. Social Security is going broke and we are get garbage for raises. You make more on welfare. The government waste way to much money. Let the people that's running the government live on the money that most people on SS life on and the medical of President Obama's new garbage medical plans. My wife's catastrophic plan went from 379 to 597 and all the co-pays went up or are nonexistence. Well enough I'm so discussed.
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Mark C. from Oakley, CA writes:
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The biggest cut that needs to made is the Affordable Care Act!!! This one spending bill will destroy this country! It is designed to fail and will!!!
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I think we have totally lost our conscious towards the average American. It is sickening.
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