Friday, April 27, 2012

KenyaCare: Obama’s Cousin Gets Millions of Dollars

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.

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.”
It’s none of the public’s business to know how much money is involved. This is foreign aid, where money is no object.

There’s more.

•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.

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