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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
Terry W. from Aurora, MO signed.
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Elizabeth D. from Tollhouse, CA signed.
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Marilyn H. from Lafayette, CO writes:
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Stop giving money to those who are trying to kill us...
Oct 11th, 2013
Patrick G. from Freehold, NJ signed.
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Someone from South Plainfield, NJ writes:
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Deport the Globalists!
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Someone from Culver City, CA signed.
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Jan C. from Meriden, CT writes:
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What is wrong with you people in Congress that you help foreign people before Americans.
Oct 11th, 2013
Someone from Round Rock, TX writes:
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Budget cuts should start with funds that go to foreign countries and ridiculous research grants like bovine******research.
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Eubank C. from Yukon, OK signed.
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pete z. from Glen Gardner, NJ signed.
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Louis G. from Huntington Beach, CA signed.
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Bobbie D. from Washington, NJ writes:
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Obama, GO HOME!
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Phyllis S. from Kissimmee, FL signed.
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Someone from Mustang, OK signed.
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Paul M. from Davenport, FL signed.
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Someone from Columbus, OH writes:
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This is bull. Obama is doing everything he can to destroy our great country and the democrats are helping him. Its a shame so many people are blind to this. DEMOCRATS are responsible for this shut down.
Oct 11th, 2013
John G. from Nicholasville, KY signed.
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Sharon L. from Kissimmee, FL writes:
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Put your own citizens first.
Oct 11th, 2013
David B. from Rome, GA writes:
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This is totally stupid and un-American!
Oct 11th, 2013
Tony P. from Gladwin, MI signed.
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Someone from Clinton, OH writes:
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Our tax dollars/social security is for us not to give away. America is not FREE - they take our money and give it away why??????
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Someone from Wichita, KS signed.
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Claryce P. from Indian Wells, CA signed.
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Guy G. from Lincoln Park, NJ signed.
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Someone from Aylett, VA signed.
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Don B. from Atlanta, GA writes:
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HOW MANY BILLIONS COULD BE SAVED? STOP THIS NONSENSE.
Oct 11th, 2013
richard a. from Farmville, VA signed.
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Nancy W. from Wellington, OH signed.
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Marcus A. from Houston, TX signed.
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Chad W. from Melissa, TX signed.
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Richard W. from Riverview, MI writes:
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With the current debt crisis, the U.S. can not afford to continue to send aid to foreign governments!
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Erin M. from Pahrump, NV signed.
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Someone from Colorado Springs, CO writes:
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CONGRESS IS INSANE AMERICAN PUBLIC INSANE TO ALLOW THIS
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Michael T. from Rio Vista, CA signed.
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Elbert N. from Bluff City, TN writes:
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It's absolutely insane to continue foreign aid while aid to American poor is stopped!
Oct 11th, 2013
Erin M. from Pahrump, NV signed.