Your tax dollars:
Just now I got sidetracked on something else I was searching for and spent some time looking at the millions of tax dollars flowing out of the Federal Treasury to the Top Ten (volag) Government Contractors and hundreds of smaller ‘non-profits’ getting grants for all sorts of reasons through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (Dept. of Health and Human Services).
Here are just three things that caught my eye in the 2006 Report (sorry it’s a pdf file)
* Preferred Community ‘continuation grants’ (p.32). I guess that means they are on-going and volags can get the bucks from year to year. ORR awarded $2,552,795 nationally.
Church World Service received $250,000 of that for “enhanced entry level services” for five cities. I assume that means money to set up an office to turn some poor unsuspecting city into a “preferred community.” Why do I say that? Because our county seat, Hagerstown MD, is one of the five! So, they were getting money to set up shop here before the people of the city had a clue what was coming down the pike. This “preferred” business is a bunch of baloney! By the way, they no longer have an office here. Readers: go and see if your city is “preferred.”
* Then here is another good excuse to give taxpayer money to volags—-the Healthy Marriage Program. Whatever that is, the money is really good. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society got $830,000 for promoting healthy marriages in one year. I wonder if they are figuring out how to stop polygamy among Muslim refugees they are resettling. Sounds like a Healthy Marriage goal, wouldn’t you agree! The US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants got a healthy $780,000 in that same year. (p. 37)
And, to think, these volags are telling reporters, boo hoo, all we get is half of $900 for each refugee we resettle.
* Then here was an amusing find. You know I have been telling you about the allegations of grant fraud involving the Somali Community Center of Nashville. The amount of the grant misused was about $400,000 and it was from another agency of the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Surprise! Here is another grant for the same outfit that was supposed to be under investigation at that time. The Somali Center received a $150,000 Ethnic Community Self Help grant (whatever that is!). Well, at least the Self Help part sounds right! (p.34)
To those of you wondering where the money is coming from for refugee projects in your cities, or for new offices for certain ethnic groups, you need to check out this fascinating report. I can’t wait to see 2007!