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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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Apr 3rd, 2014
Roger H. from North Bend, OR signed.
Apr 3rd, 2014
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Apr 3rd, 2014
Robert C. from Oregon, IL signed.
Apr 3rd, 2014
robert and belinda c. from Cleveland, TX signed.
Apr 3rd, 2014
ronald n. from Coventry, RI signed.
Apr 3rd, 2014
Alush N. from Concord, CA signed.
Apr 2nd, 2014
Andre B. from Wellston, OH signed.
Apr 2nd, 2014
Donald C. from Warwick, RI writes:
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Just one more despicable act by our Federal government under Obama.
Apr 2nd, 2014
perry h. from Albuquerque, NM writes:
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people are going hungry in this country.
Apr 2nd, 2014
Someone from Grover Hill, OH writes:
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The money from the sale of these MRE's will probably end up in the hands of the Muslime Brotherhood. Everything else that Obama has done is to promote criminal activity!
Apr 2nd, 2014
David M. from Grandville, MI signed.
Apr 2nd, 2014
Someone from Hastings, MN writes:
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IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!
Apr 2nd, 2014
Chris K. from Center Moriches, NY writes:
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Boneheads, All three of you. If this information is made readily available to me, then it is also available to you. You should be outraged at this and instead of pushing for illegal aliens to become US citizens, you should be jumping on this problem at once.
Apr 2nd, 2014
Someone from Greenbelt, MD signed.
Apr 2nd, 2014
Ruth W. from Eldora, IA writes:
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I feel this program needs to be assessed and cuts made. Thanks for listening to me.
Apr 2nd, 2014
Someone from Ilion, NY writes:
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Stop helping other countries when we are up to our ears in debt and have citizens that are desperate for help and that does not mean illegals! Given the present state of the US economy, high unemployment, and deteriorating middle class, Sending "hundreds of billions" on Countries that hate us makes no sense. Nor does keeping our Armed Forces involved in conflicts that do not have any true bearing on US interests. Address only the true threats and provide for the common defense. Otherwise, keep our troops at home and take care of AMERICA FIRST!
Apr 2nd, 2014
Harry N. from Albany, OR signed.
Apr 1st, 2014
Someone from Klamath Falls, OR signed.
Mar 31st, 2014
Someone from Chula Vista, CA signed.
Mar 28th, 2014
paul f. from Anchorage, AK signed.
Mar 28th, 2014
paul f. from Anchorage, AK signed.
Mar 26th, 2014
Michael G. from Surprise, AZ signed.
Mar 26th, 2014
Donald & Sanadra P. from San Saba, TX writes:
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Stop helping other countries when we are up to our ears in debt and have citizens that are desperate for help and that does not mean illegals!
Mar 21st, 2014
Someone from Klamath Falls, OR signed.
Mar 20th, 2014
Lisa G. from Goldendale, WA signed.
Mar 18th, 2014
Someone from Klamath Falls, OR signed.
Mar 14th, 2014
Francis H. from Georgetown, SC writes:
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Obey the rule of Law
Mar 11th, 2014
THOMAS B. from Coal Township, PA signed.
Mar 7th, 2014
Carl S. from Newport Beach, CA signed.
Mar 7th, 2014
Someone from Klamath Falls, OR signed.
Mar 5th, 2014
Ray C. from Houston, TX signed.
Mar 4th, 2014
jerry r. from Big Bear City, CA writes:
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AID STARTS AT HOME ???????
Mar 4th, 2014
CJeanne D. from Rockford, IL signed.
Mar 3rd, 2014
Harold R. from Blackshear, GA signed.
Mar 3rd, 2014
Harold R. from Blackshear, GA signed.
Mar 3rd, 2014
Ann N. from Woodland, AL signed.
Mar 1st, 2014
ronald c. from Sheffield, AL signed.
Feb 26th, 2014
Harold R. from Blackshear, GA signed.
Feb 21st, 2014
Clarence & Judy C. from Hubert, NC writes:
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EXCEPT ISRAEL !!!
Feb 18th, 2014
Robert G. from Chicago, IL writes:
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Given the present state of the US economy, high unemployment, and deteriorating middle class, Sending "hundreds of billions" on Countries that hate us makes no sense. Nor does keeping our Armed Forces involved in conflicts that do not have any true bearing on US interests. Address only the true threats and provide for the common defense. Otherwise, keep our troops at home and take care of AMERICA FIRST!