The value of the International Affairs Budget
Dear Clearwater Gazette,
*The International Affairs Budget makes up just a little more than 1 percent of the U.S. federal budget. This seemingly insignificant part of the U.S. federal budget makes a world of difference to millions of children and families around the world.
*Just a few of the global challenges addressed through this budget include:
*While economic times are hard here at home, they are even worse in other parts of the world where families struggle to live on dollars a day. Our economic challenges cannot prevent us from caring for those who are suffering.
*A robust budget for these programs demonstrates who we are as Americans-people of hope, compassion, and generosity. There are few parts of the U.S. federal budget where dollars translate so directly into lives saved.
*Join me in telling Congress that you value the critical programs funded by this budget-even when times are tough in our own country. It's the American thing to do.
Mr. Christopher Benjamin
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