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FOREIGN AID: Help Americans first

Letter by Dale R. Huntoon, Puyallup on July 24, 2013 at 3:21 pm | No Comments »
July 24, 2013 3:21 pm

Here in the U.S. we have people on welfare or unable to find jobs, people living on the streets because there are no programs to help them as money is tight, and mentally ill with little to no hope for treatment. We are now under sequestration rules which have cut back many programs and services and forced workers to take furloughs from work, placing a hardship on their own families.

Yet daily in the paper or on television I learn that we are sending hundreds of millions of dollars to other counties to help their citizens prosper and get their economies on track.

We should help those here in America first; if we have money left over, then help the other countries. They have survived long before we came to their aid and will continue to survive after we stop with the money.

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