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November 5, 2013

Let's get rid of all foreign aid

The Daily Star

---- — This is a fine mess the president and his gang of thieves have gotten us into. Foreign aid is like me being late with my car payment and behind in my mortgage. They turned off my phone and are going to turn the electricity off. I just got my Social Security check. I am going to Main Street and hand out money to anybody that can use a few bucks.

That’s crazy. Why are you giving my money, not yours, away to countries, including some that don’t even like us?

Do you think this is wise when you can’t even pay your own bills.

Have you ever seen our leaders publicly display themselves to the world behaving like a bunch of kindergarteners or bigger than fools of all fools and want respect for holding the office we elected them to?

They now disgrace us.

You have closed our public parks, monuments and shamed our vets. A letter from a soldier in Afghanistan tells me the Army had cut their meals to two a day, due to the shutdown. But the prison system still gets three hots and a clean cot with showers with hot water. Shame, shame, shame.

I have written five letters to our president. They have answered two so far. Now, since I am limited to the number of words I can use, I am asking all of you to write one letter to President Obama, White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20500. Could you imagine 100 million letters in one week?

Richard A. Burden