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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
Virginia M. from Alpine, CA writes:
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Stop cutting funds that benefit citizens and start defunding foreign aid and welfare to illegal aliens and drug and alcohol addicts. No pay for the Congress and Senate until this is resolved. Why is it that only the taxpaying citizens and business people have to pay the price for your unwise decisions that can only be called theft?
Oct 11th, 2013
Barbara D. from Alexander, AR signed.
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Someone from San Bruno, CA writes:
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Why not start paying our own bills first, reduce the debt and cut spending FIRST, then what is left over, we can help others. I guess that is too logical for the president and the congress to grasp.
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Someone from Farmington, IA writes:
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Start cutting USAID funds and other foreign welfare programs...Keep our money in the US and help our LEGAL citizens!!
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Marvin H. from Pearl, MS writes:
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We should take care of our own first!
Oct 11th, 2013
Mr.& Mrs. John C. from Murphy, NC writes:
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Using our active military duty troops, their families and our vets as BHO administration's political pawns is disgusting.
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Patricia & John B. from Lebanon, OR writes:
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Please don't treat our Veterans this way or their families...we the citizens own these Memorials not you and not Obama, if you didn't collect such high taxes you'd be at home looking for a real job.
Oct 11th, 2013
DONALD D. from Rockford, IL signed.
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Cary T. from Sauk City, WI writes:
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Cut the foreign aid until all aid is restored here at home. Then, get back to the Constitution and limit the size of government by firing the communists within it so it can never again be in a position to rule over us as if we're slaves.
Oct 11th, 2013
Audrey B. from Pine Bluff, AR writes:
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Why have any foreign aid at all when we have hungry children in our country. Cut out all foreign aid. We can't support the world.
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