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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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Shan R. from Montgomery, AL writes:
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Obama is trying to punish the American people by closing parks and shutting our veterans out of their own memorial. He is clearly showing his lack of respect for the American people. At the same time he is honoring illegal invaders and giving our money to foreing governments. Stop all foreign aid except to Israel! Defund Obamacare. This will go a long way toward easing our financial problems and debts!
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Rosemarie N. from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA writes:
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Really? The world is laughing at us and the present government occupiers gleefully treat Americans with disdain.
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Deborah C. from Cupertino, CA writes:
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USA-Our first priority!
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Someone from Federal Way, WA writes:
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STOP TRYING FIXING THE WORLD! FIX USA FIRST!!!
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Karen F. from Amarillo, TX writes:
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This should be known as assisted suicide funding (as applied to the US). We're assisting in our own demise!
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Someone from Akron, OH writes:
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My Social Security is my money that I worked for over 30 years. Not a Federal Benefit!! We need a government of the people, by the people and for the people!! Not the separate society they are now. Voters wake up!
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Gerald S. from Banning, CA writes:
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Start acting like our fore fathers !
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Gerald S. from Banning, CA writes:
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Start acting like our fore fathers !
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Gerald S. from Banning, CA writes:
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Start acting like our fore fathers !
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Randal F. from Oakland, IL writes:
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I want my ss benefits and va benefits in my hand, not in the hands of foreigners, especially muslim terrorists!
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Someone from Port Charlotte, FL writes:
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Why are the elderly (ss benefits) and Veterans ( disability and retirement benefits ) the two parts of the population who can least do with out these benefits the first ones to lose out. Why are we giving aid to foreign countries when it just adds to our national debt?
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