Re "Kerry confirmed by the Senate as secretary of state" (Page A8, Jan. 30) and "Federal spending cuts due to start March 1" (Page A11, Jan. 30): It is mentioned in the article about Sen. John Kerry's confirmation that $365 million is going to Syria in U.S. aid.
The other article says that across-the-board spending cuts are to hit March 1. Here's an idea: Let's stop ALL foreign aid until we can get our own house in order. At least try that for a couple of years. Remember, clean your own house before you try to clean someone else's!
-- Larry Pollard, Elk Grove