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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 11th, 2013
Donna S. from Anaheim, CA signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
David B. from Bear, DE signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
william m. from Mc Dermott, OH signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
Keith E. from Fairbanks, AK writes:
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We need to take care of our people first then we can afford to help others.We have millions of people here that could use the help but our GOV. thinks we can do without .
Oct 11th, 2013
ELEANOR A. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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THIS IS INSANE TO BE SENDING MONIES TO PEOPLE WHO HATE US WHEN WE DESPERATELY NEED HELP RIGHT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES !!!! STOP SENDING MONIES TO OTHER COUNTRIES AS WE HAVE NO CLUE AS TO IT IS BEING USED AS WHAT IT'S SENT THERE FOR.
Oct 11th, 2013
BURL B. from Waterford, CA writes:
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Our Government is so broke they can't even pay there own bills, but they can find billions of dollars to send over sea's, how stupid are our elected official, or how stupid are we for keep voting these same traitors to the constition in to office, wake up America, next election vote them all out of office.
Oct 11th, 2013
gerald c. from Turtle Lake, WI signed.
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gerald c. from Turtle Lake, WI signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
Dale T. from O Brien, OR signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
Priscilla H. from Lake Stevens, WA writes:
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Our US citizens need to be the government's priority, not foreign countries.
Oct 11th, 2013
William B. from Riesel, TX signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
Merlin W. from Piggott, AR writes:
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We need to stop ALL foreign aid until we get our house in order, including bringing our troops home from all countries
Oct 11th, 2013
Danny & Kathy C. from Hurt, VA signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
Marvin D. from Buena Vista, CO writes:
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Where is your loyalty, to the USA or foreign governments or democrats? Just wondering.
Oct 11th, 2013
Marvin D. from Buena Vista, CO writes:
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Where is your loyalty, to the USA or foreign governments or democrats? Just wondering.
Oct 11th, 2013
Robert G. from Loveland, CO signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
Someone from Orem, UT writes:
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Impeach Obama!!
Oct 11th, 2013
Robert & Barbara M. from Broken Bow, OK signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
Mike M. from La Crescenta, CA writes:
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Don't forget to export Osama Obama to his friends...Iran or North Korea!
Oct 11th, 2013
Michael C. from Jekyll Island, GA writes:
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Take care of American Citizens first.
Oct 11th, 2013
Someone from Saint Charles, MO signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
Someone from Saint Charles, MO signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
allen m. from Dallas, TX writes:
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complete waste of money even if had it
Oct 11th, 2013
John K. from Pensacola, FL signed.
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Linda A. from Prescott, AZ signed.
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Adele N. from Buffalo, NY signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
JAMES D. from Richardson, TX writes:
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IT IS ABSOLUTELY LUDICROUS TO CONTINUE THIS PRACTICE WHILE THIS COUNTRY IS "ON THE ROPES" FINANCIALLY. HAVE WE LOST ANY SEMBLANCE OF COMMON SENSE?
Oct 11th, 2013
deborah l. from Irvine, CA signed.
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Charles G. from Clifton Forge, VA signed.
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Someone from Fort Thomas, KY signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
Someone from Winston, OR writes:
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This is the 1st 'government' in AMERICA'S HISTORY to destroy our very culture as well as our fabric of living. Read Mein Kampf...and you'll see exactly where he is leading us...but back then AMERICA saved that country as well as every other European country...no one has ever come here to save US!!! It's PAST time for us to stop supporting our enemies!!!
Oct 11th, 2013
Jerry B. from Commerce Township, MI writes:
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Stop the Foreign Aid until the National Debt is balanced.
Oct 11th, 2013
Ursula C. from Clifton Forge, VA signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
Someone from Santa Monica, CA signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
holger l. from Tillamook, OR writes:
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This in insane-who is more important-US citizens or citizens in other countries? Our federal govt. borrows money from communist China, our enemy, to give it away to foreign countries!!!
Oct 11th, 2013
Someone from Hercules, CA writes:
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Take care of the American people first.
Oct 11th, 2013
Alan B. from Houston, TX writes:
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Take care of American Citizens first.
Oct 11th, 2013
Fritz J. from Cleveland, GA signed.
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Michael M. from Suffern, NY signed.
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Rosemary C. from White Lake, MI signed.