If the government wants to waste money, why can’t they waste it on something cool? Like make a new world wonder or something.
But no, not in Obama’s America. Instead of doing something useful like increasing the pay of American soldiers, or taking care of our homeless veterans, our government has decided it’s a better idea to spend cash on people who aren’t even living here legally.
Remember how much they complained about overseas spending under Bush? Obama’s spending puts that to shame.
The Department of Health and Human Services is raiding several of its accounts, including money for Medicare, the Ryan White AIDS/HIV program and those for cancer and flu research to cover a shortfall in housing illegal youths pouring over the border at a rate of 255 a day.
HHS is trying to come up with $167 million to fund the Office of Refugee Resettlement that is accepting the youths, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.
Policy Director Jessica Vaughan said that insiders have told her that the funding crisis has forced the department to squeeze programs for money.
Oh lovely, that sounds like a great idea. Take money that was SUPPOSED to be spent on Medicare for HIV/ AIDS programs for Americans so we can afford to pay for people that are breaking the law just being here.
The money, she said, pays for “shelters, health care, schooling, recreation, and other services for the new illegal arrivals, who typically were brought to the border by smugglers paid by their parents, who often are living in the United States illegally.”
What’s more, it will pay for just one month.
This is the government’s new norm: raid funds that were designated for one program and send them to another….is that even legal? Congress chooses what we spend money on.
How much longer before this is your social security check they’re taking? It’s likely already happening.
We’re $20 TRILLION in debt and look what we’re spending money we don’t have on….this is crazy.