Skip to comments.U.S. Could Infuse $300 Million Into Upcoming Elections -- Overseas
Posted on 11/11/2011 2:34:12 PM PST by Steve Peacock
U.S. Could Infuse $300 Million Into Upcoming Elections -- Overseas
By Steve Peacock, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor (Nov. 11, 2011)
Nearly $300 million in contracts could be awarded to help the U.S. provide technical leadership in the field of electoral and political processes in foreign nations. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will use private contractors to provide rapid-response, one-time only assistance as well as iterative, or repeated, goods and services, according to an updated solicitation (#SOL-OAA-11-000037) that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via a routine search of the FedBizOpps database.
USAID currently is carrying out such assistance projects under previously awarded contracts in Afghanistan, Sudan, Pakistan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The agency recently extended the contracts of three vendorsCreative Associates (award #DFD-I-00-05-00197-00), Democracy International (award #DFD-I-00-05-00198-00), and IFES (award #DFD-I-00-05-00225-00)to continue operating in those nations. USAID estimates that that the approx. $40 million extension will bring total expenditures under that initiative to $185 millionfar short of the previous $400 million ceiling that it set for such ventures.
The new solicitation once again will open up the process to competitive bidding over a five-year ordering period.
So let me get this right. We are building Mosques all over the planet with American tax dollars. We are supporting AlQaida terrorists all over the planet from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Libya where we nicely armed them too.
Now we are going to ‘ help’ elections in other countries with money we have to borrow from China?
We truly are living in bizaro world where everything is opposite reality.
It is bizarre, indeed. Equally bizarre is the fact that many apologists for the current level of foreign aid simply chant the mantra, “We spend less than 1% of the federal budget on such aid. Therefore, we should put more money into it.”
As if 1% of a gazillion amounts to mere pennies!