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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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This is another outrageous reason why we need to get the Dems and Rino's out of office in 2014. We the people have had enough!
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If you're not in favor of supporting the Constitution, step down or be IMPEACHED!
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IMPEACH NOW!!!!
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DON M. from Hastings, MN writes:
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IMPEACH NOW!!!
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We need to be taking care of ours and getting our country back, stop worrying about others at this time.
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If you elected people don't get this government and Communist administration under control NOW it will be too late for all of us. You play pretend games. Why do you let this president get away with treason?
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CJeanne D. from Rockford, IL writes:
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Doesn't anyone in the administration have any accounting knowledge, or even common sense??? Why are US citizens being crushed with taxes and such a profoundly negative attitude as if we owe the government .... We don't "owe" the government, we "OWN" the government and you work for us! It's about time you realize WE are saying enough is enough and WE will unseat you if you don't listen to those who put you there.
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Douglas S. from Austin, TX writes:
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99% of this Federal Government has gone rouge and does not represent protect or act in the interests of it's citizens. It exists for it's own self aggrandizement. Let's face it; its us versus them. Revolution is in the air. They know it, hence the massive gun and ammo purchases to suppress us (or try to) while they hand out guns to Al Qa'ida and Mexican Cartels.
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Someone from Topeka, KS writes:
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we shouldn't be giving foreign aid while in debt much less when we cant pay our own government employees to do their jobs or take care of our military.
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LOU G. from Colorado Springs, CO writes:
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HOW STUPID , WHY DO WE NOT TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN FIRST , OVER SOMEONE ELSE. HOW UNGODLY OUR LEADERS HAVE BECOME
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What a way to run our country! Hurt our citizens and provide aid and comfort to countries that hate us. Way To Go!
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