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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 24th, 2013
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Aileen H. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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Not only are we not a charitable organization we need to quit arming the people that have vowed to kill us. They are already beheading Christians at a record rate, something Obama doesn't address, but don't diss his Islamic buds or you will be in jail. Hard time for saying anything against them. I never thought I would live to see the day that our government is actually more corrupt that the rogue dictatorships, but we are there.
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mila f. from Sarasota, FL writes:
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Thomas Jefferson, stated as early as 1799 that "Commerce with all nations, alliance with "I deem [one of] the essential principles of our government [to be] peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none
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Someone from Ilion, NY writes:
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If foreign countries really needed the aid and were grateful to the US for it, then perhaps some aid... However the US has millions of her own citizens - homeless, on welfare, receiving food stamps, jobless and unable to pay their bills, free medical care (NOT on Obamacare...yet), !!! This administration keeps on its outrageous SPENDING, the National Debt can NEVER be paid down....and yet, they continue to give OUR money, by the billions, to countries that hate our guts!! This is SHAMEFUL!!!
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Why should we help countries who are not friendly to our US interests ?
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OUST Obama... the sooner, the better!!!!!
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The entire Obama administration should be fired, gotten rid of. Maybe then our country can heal from their destruction.
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