The problems in this story are TWO-FOLD!!! First there is the issue of cronyism with tax dollars and second is the gift wrapping of US taxpayer $$$ to other countries that should be funding the same projects (or some of them) here at home!!! Times are tough...unless you are barack obama!
by Gary North - April 27, 2012
The Prime Minister of Kenya claims to be Obama’s cousin. He is a socialist. This is from 2006. Now it’s is 2012. Times have changed. The flow of American tax money is now flowing to Kenya.
The White House is committing to a five-year effort to “improve the inclusiveness and competitiveness” of the livestock industry specifically in Marsabit and Garissa counties, Kenya, according to a presolicitation notice released April 12 that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via routine database research.It’s none of the public’s business to know how much money is involved. This is foreign aid, where money is no object.
The Feed the Future-related initiative, known as the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth, or REGAL-AG, program, will be carried out by contractors hired by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), according to the document.
The agency did not disclose the project’s estimated cost: “No additional information regarding this planned RFP [Request for Proposals] is available at this time.”
•Up to $50 million in U.S. Navy-coordinated military construction projects on the horizon at Camp Simba, Kenya, and at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
•Deployment to Kenya of a privately contracted Regional Advisor for USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). as well as an Emerging Pandemic Threats Advisor.
•A U.S. Trade & Development Agency-led search for a contractor to perform a “definitional mission” exploring possible funding of geothermal energy projects in Kenya and Rwanda.
Money is no object.
The above-mentioned endeavors have taken place in recent weeks; however, other notable U.S.-funded Kenyan projects thus far in 2012 include the launching of a National Institutes of Health-led initiative to hire contractors to conduct genetic research of Kenyans with Type-2 diabetes. Separately, the U.S. Army embarked upon a market survey of potential vendors to provide helicopter flight-training simulators to the Kenyan government.When Congress sends pork to their districts, hardly anyone one complains. The Left asks: “Should voters complain when the President of the United States does the same for his home district?” Of course not, we are assured. “That would not be sporting of them. A politician is expected to take care of the folks back home.” No matter how far away home is.
Are American voters suckers? You decide.