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Letter: Money well spent

Re “Billion-dollar giveaway” (Bill Whalen, Monitor letter, Aug. 23):

Would somebody kindly inform Mr. Whalen that Hillary Clinton hasn’t been secretary of state for some time now. The present holder of that position is former senator John Kerry, who used to live nearby. And by the way, less than 1 percent of the federal budget actually goes to foreign aid, some of it given altruistically for those in need, most to provide some leverage as we work with other nations. Obviously it’s not a perfect program, but it’s usually money well spent.

JAY B. WELSH

Concord

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