Your tax dollars:
This is a bit of information to ponder. Four U.S. Senators are wondering why non-profit CEO’s are making so much money while their organizations are struggling. Sound familiar? I don’t have time today, I’m going away for a few days, to explore this, but long time readers know of my concern for Volag head honcho high salaries while refugees suffer.
This is from the Washington Post, but I’m posting the HuffPo version because I had a quick glance at the comments and note that some commenters don’t get it—when you take government (taxpayer money) then people like these four Senators (or me!) have every right to question pay scales. When a group, or a business, uses its own privately gained funds then no one (except its board of directors) has the right to question pay (IMHO).
WASHINGTON — A group of Republican senators is questioning high salaries and expensive travel bills for executives at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, raising issues that could jeopardize millions in federal funding for the national charity.
The four senators said they were concerned that the chief executive of a charity that has been closing local clubs for lack of funding was compensated nearly $1 million in 2008. They also questioned why in the same year officials spent $4.3 million on travel, $1.6 million on conferences, conventions and meetings, and $544,000 in lobbying fees.
I particularly want to point out that many non-profits get taxpayer money and then use it to lobby for more taxpayer money!
The four Senators are: Grassley, Kyl, Coburn, and Cornyn.
Maybe John Dingell should encourage an audit of the refugee program before he just goes begging for more money, here.
After a meeting on Thursday with Obama, the only Republican interested in pursuing comprehensive immigration reform (aka Amnesty), expressed his pessimism at the chances of anything happening on an issue that will be a final straw for Tea Party activists and groups who want to see the border closed and the present laws followed and who are furious over health care (so-called) reform.
From the Politico:
A pair of White House meetings Thursday designed to chart a path forward for immigration reform instead spotlighted the daunting obstacles ahead — and showed why many Capitol Hill insiders believe it’s quite unlikely an immigration bill will happen this year.
After meeting with President Barack Obama, the leading Republican backing a comprehensive approach warned that a Democratic health care push could scuttle any chance of action on immigration in this Congress.
“I expressed, in no uncertain terms, my belief that immigration reform could come to a halt for the year if health care reconciliation goes forward,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said in a statement issued just after he and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) met with Obama.
So where is Senator McCain of the infamous Kennedy/McCain/Bush amnesty bill of 2007. Hiding? He knows his primary challenger in Arizona would make hay out of any effort by McCain at this point to bring up the unpopular plan again!
We will see if anything changes after the March 21st demonstration in Washington where the volags (supposedly voluntary federal contractors) are joining the Marxists and labor unions to march on Washington in support of amnesty for 11 million (give or take a million or two) aliens.
That is the title of a piece in Hiiraan Online a publication about Somalia. Here is one paragraph to entice you to read the whole article.
“Good! Good!” he replies. “You know these Somali people. They are no good. They just get you in trouble or they want something from you. It is better to stay away. I tell my children when you see Somalis don’t talk to them…they are just trouble!”
Who is saying that (some bigot?), and with whom is he speaking? See for yourself, here.