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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 10th, 2013
EVELYN N. from Milbank, SD writes:
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We need to take care of our own people before all the other countries in the world.
Oct 10th, 2013
Someone from Downingtown, PA writes:
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It's time to stop the irresponsible spending on foreign aid agencies! Also, to defund and delay Obamacare immediately!
Oct 10th, 2013
Lois P. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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NO OBAMACARE. NO GUN CONTROL. NO AMNESTY ABOLISH I.R.S. NO N.S.A.
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Lois P. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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NO AMNESTY. NO GUN CONTROL ABOLISH I.R.S. NO OBAMACARE.NO N.S.A.
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Joyce E. from Wise, VA writes:
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I SUBMITTED MY COMMENT ABOUT 10 MINUTES AGO AND IT IS LISTED BELOW AS 1 HOUR AGO. LIE!! IT HAS ALSO BEEN EDITED AND MUCH OF MY COMMENT IS NOT IN THE PRINT BELOW. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO ME AND SHOULD NOT BE FOR ANYONE ELSE EITHER. WHAT WE SAY SHOULD BE PRINTED AS SUCH OR DO NOT PRINT AND CERTAINLY NOT TAMPERED WITH. MORE CROOKED ANTICS...IS IT THE CONSERVATIVE SITE OR THE CONGRESSMEN'S OFFICE. I DON'T LIKE WHAT JUST HAPPENED AND WILL FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WHO DID IT. IF IT WAS THIS SITE, I WILL NEVER ASSIST YOU AGAIN. THIS PROVES THAT CONSERVATIVES CAN'T BE TRUSTED, EITHER. I AM "NO PARTY" BECAUSE I THINK "PARTY IDEOLOGIES"ARE STUPID AND RUN BY STUPID PEOLPE. LOOKS LIKE THIS STUNT PROVES ME CORRECT.
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Sally W. from Kinston, NC writes:
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Stop the insanity!
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Keith J. from Murfreesboro, TN writes:
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Also, are representatives/senators and president and White House staff still getting paid?? These should be cut before veteran benefits!
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Randy B. from Ledyard, CT writes:
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the White House is on federal property get obumma out like he does to us,but nobody in DC has the guts
Oct 10th, 2013
Joyce E. from Wise, VA writes:
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STOP GIVING THE TAXPAYERS MONEY TO ALL FOREIGN COUNTRIES. NO FOREIGN AID!!!!!!!!!!! THEY HATE AMERICA BUT WANT OUR MONEY. THERE ARE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS GOING HUNGRY, HAVE NO HOMES, NO JOBS, LOSING THEIR BUSINESSES, ETC. BECAUSE WE HAVE AN ILLEGAL, RACIST, COMMUNIST, MARXIST, NAZI, MUSLIM TERRORIST DESTROYING AMERICA AND SENDING $TRILLIONS TO MUSLIM TERRORIST COUNTRIES. HE IS A MEMBER OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS AND TAKING VERY GOOD CARE OF THEM. HE CAME TO DESTROY AMERICA AND IS DOING A PERFECT JOB SO FAR. HE IS A COMMIE, MARXIST, NAZI, MUSLIM TERRORST THUG SHUTTING DOWN AMERICA IN DIFFERENT WAYS EVERYDAY. AMERICA, WAKE UP, HE IS A HITLER#2 AND THE HOLOCAUST FOR AMERICA IS VERY CLOSE AND HE IS SENDING MONEY TO HELP HIS TERRORIST PALS NOT FOR THE NEEDY. NOT ONE CENT SHOULD GO OUT OF AMERICA FOR ANYTHING, ANYWHERE. TAKE CARE OF AMERICANS FIRST, IT IS AMERICANS MONEY. THE NAZI, TERRORIST SHOULD BE IN GITMO FACING A FIRING SQUAD INSTEAD HAVING CONTROL OVER THIS COUNTRY AND DESTROYING IT FOR HIS MUSLIM, (MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD) NAZI, (SOROS)PALS WHOM HE'S "WORKING" FOR. STOP AID FOR FOREIGN COUNTRIES, IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT SEND ANOTHER CENT TO ANY OF THEM AGAIN, EVER. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
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