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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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William P. from Orlando, FL writes:
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This is without a doubt the sorriest part of our shutdown. I thought not taking care of dead warriors was crummy, but shipping our money off to foreigners is about as low as this government can go. You people in Washington are not low class - YOU ARE NO CLASS.
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Someone from Skiatook, OK writes:
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obama is a muslim brotherhood terrorist and I want to know why Congress is enabling him to support our enemies and slap our military in the face at every chance.
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Sara Y. from Lafayette, IN signed.
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Gail L. B. from Odessa, TX writes:
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We shou9ld shut ddown the foreign aid especially to Musliem countries, and and those that help them.
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Someone from Crocker, MO writes:
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This is a good way to stop the bleeding of our money. Do you think they would send us money? No they would not.
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obama is a lying Muslim hypocrite.
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Joe S. from Potomac, MD writes:
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Bullying the public like some school yard punk is no way for a government to act, certainly not my government. To send money overseas while short changing AMERICANs, especially veterans is really just beyond the scope on the lowness meter.
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Louis G. from Carpentersville, IL writes:
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More hypocricy by our Democrat led government. They have lost all integrity with the public....
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Peggy F. from Augusta, GA writes:
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There is no way that our money should be going to other countries to help them when due to lack of money war memorials, national parks etc. are closed. Stop sending our money overseas and use it here in the U.S.
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