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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
Noelle L. from Sequim, WA signed.
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Karen C. from Scott, LA signed.
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Charles M. from Salem, OR writes:
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I truly hope there is still time for good to win out. There needs to be a radical shift in the persons that we elect into office because, they have not represented our wishes in a long time!
Oct 15th, 2013
Keith E. from Fairbanks, AK signed.
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Joe L. from Titusville, FL writes:
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Wonder why dems had signs for shutdown hours before it did! Sounds like someone had a plan!
Oct 15th, 2013
William E. from New Braunfels, TX writes:
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Why are we denying support to our citizens and support world governments who hate us? I would like to know!!!
Oct 15th, 2013
Aileen H. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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How pathetic. More pathetic is the Obama thuggery works and you don't have the spine or pair to stand up for the American people. Vets can't visit memorial, but illegals (the ones in the shadows) can protest for rights they don't deserve and didn't earn. Our country is being destroyed in D.C. and you guys are still along for the ride without stopping this thug.
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Someone from Hudsonville, MI signed.
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Jeffrey P S. from Bloomfield, MT writes:
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Please don't be as the horse or mule...
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Ruth W. from Tuscaloosa, AL signed.
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Amy T. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
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JEFFERY K. from Wood Dale, IL signed.
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Leroy M. from Belton, TX signed.
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Someone from Quinton, VA writes:
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It's time to vote everyone out of office and put "real people" in place to run this country. We don't need those who are willing to make us slaves in our free nation to keep hurting us. We will vote you out. I think this is the whole plan of this administration is to give our money to others. To make us reliable on our goverment. They want to take your money and your homes. Don't be fooled vote them out of office! Obama wants to hurt American's because this president hates American's. He's proven it with his actions and laws he put in place. He goes around Congress and he should be impeached for his actions. He respects no one. Just weeks ago he said he couldn't respect any leader who would use weapons on his country. Sunday afternoon he showed us he's willing to do the same. Police were lined up along the streets of Washington. Our Veterans whom have faught for our freedom were told to leave the sidewalks around the white house. If it weren't for the Veteran's these guys wouldn't even be in office today! We better wake up America. I don't think the first dime should go to foreign aid programs. It needs to stay in America.
Oct 15th, 2013
Harriet S. from Philadelphia, PA writes:
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This is totally disgusting. We take care of our own before taking care of others. See how much they like us when the funds stop.
Oct 15th, 2013
Charles W. from Duncan, OK signed.
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Michael W. from Reno, NV signed.
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Joan M. from Tehachapi, CA signed.
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Charlie E. from Houma, LA writes:
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Why are we taking care of foreigners before we take care of our own citizens? This is insane! We can't keep spending money we don't have.
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Robert L. from Keller, TX writes:
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YOU MUST START CUTTING ALL THE FAT IN GOVERNMENT NOW!!!!
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Jackie L. from Lake Charles, LA signed.
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Michael C. from Spokane, WA signed.
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Warren S. from Plainview, NY writes:
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Remember charity begins ah HOME.
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Kathleen V. from Los Angeles, CA signed.
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JOHN G. from Staten Island, NY signed.
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Henry D. from Greer, SC signed.
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Evelyn B. from Tucson, AZ signed.
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James G. from Miami, FL writes:
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How stupid can an administration be to give foreign aid while American citizens are hurting.
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Someone from Oceanside, CA writes:
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we need to fix our country before we start helping other countries
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scott p. from Lake Odessa, MI signed.
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Cheryl T. from Ipswich, MA signed.
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Someone from Roswell, NM writes:
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What we are asking to be stopped is something that should never have been started.
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Deirdre M. from Carmichael, CA signed.
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Larry B. from Pelham, AL signed.