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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!

Public Comments
Nov 27th, 2013
Beverly E. from Gainesville, TX writes:
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Stop all the aid to everyone. Now.
Nov 27th, 2013
ROBERT G. from West Mifflin, PA signed.
Nov 27th, 2013
Kenneth F. from Princeton, MO writes:
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why are we giving aid to china when we have to borrow money from, them to do it
Nov 26th, 2013
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Nov 16th, 2013
alan t. from San Antonio, TX signed.
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JB M. from Tehachapi, CA signed.
Nov 15th, 2013
Rene G. from Luling, LA signed.
Nov 14th, 2013
Laura S R. from Sacramento, CA writes:
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Let 's fix our out of control problems first
Nov 14th, 2013
Michael G. from Surprise, AZ signed.
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Raymond V. from Savannah, GA signed.
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Donald & Sandra P. from San Saba, TX signed.
Nov 13th, 2013
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Nov 13th, 2013
Robert S. from Clarkston, WA writes:
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John Kerry is a fraud and a liar who committed the most egregious of crimes he lied about war wounds and awarded himself three Purple Hearts while in Vietnam for five weeks so he could be sent home, which was the policy for that war. How could anyone trust this type of person, I guess any Democrat.
Nov 13th, 2013
Bailey P. from Jackson, TN signed.
Nov 11th, 2013
Aileen H. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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Welfare to terrorist is just wrong. Stop providing aid to terrorist which behead Christians with no outrage from the liar in chief who supports any terrorist. Why should we the taxpayer get to pay for terrorist killing Christians and innocent civilians. Additionally, we are broke and if not totally by the time Obama gets down flushing tax dollars down the toilet on the train wreck Obamacare tax - you remember that thing all citizens are forced to purchase for more money than than their normal insurance was costing, which was going to insure 30 million Americans that couldn't get insurance which looks like over 98 million that had insurance are being tossed out of. Then the millions per person to register 3 or 4 people. Whow, what a deal. Put on your big boy panties and stand up and stop the insanity.
Nov 11th, 2013
Robert L. from Old Hickory, TN signed.
Nov 10th, 2013
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Nov 9th, 2013
Sally W. from Kinston, NC signed.
Nov 9th, 2013
Ken W. from Monte Rio, CA writes:
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Pols must govern in a way that makes a minimal amount of sense for a change. If they can't hack it, as Americans have historically done, then they have to go. The time for integrity in government has returned. Those who don't get it must go.
Nov 8th, 2013
Corinne B. from Oakland, OR writes:
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Cut the foreign aid.
Nov 8th, 2013
FRANK B. from Mesa, AZ signed.
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Nov 7th, 2013
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