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September 2, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Start spending cuts with foreign aid

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Foreign aid accounts for 1 percent of the federal budget, which if eliminated, would offset a large part of the sequester-required reduction in spending. Much of the foreign aid goes to countries with corrupt governments where officials line their pockets or to countries that are opposed to the United States, such as the billions we give to Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood.

When the administration proposes cutting domestic programs, such as those for children, it has its priorities backward. If we cut foreign aid to these countries, they would better appreciate the help we have been giving them and not be as dependent on us. The citizens of the United States need to be No. 1. The administration’s threats for reductions in crucial domestic programs is a cheap ploy to avoid reductions in government spending

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