Skip to comments.Foreigners get college paid by U.S. taxpayers
Posted on 04/11/2011 8:59:00 AM PDT by La Lydia
A group of African students whose college tuitions are being paid by the U.S. government yesterday received a boost of additional funds to continue their educations and an executive from the private contractor coordinating the program just happens to be the wife of a senior Obama administration official...the U.S. Agency for International Development under the current initiative has already spent nearly $2.1 million to send 16 students from the southeast African nation of Malawi to colleges in their homeland as well as in the U.S. and Kenya...
World Learning's senior vice president for international development and exchange programs is Carol Jenkins...Jenkins is the wife of Robert Jenkins, director of the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives within the agency's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance...
"The U.S. government pays the tuition and room and board costs for the graduate program in Public and Maternal and Child Health MPH (Masters in Public Health) and the tuition at the Kenyan and Malawian Institutions," the document says. "In the U.S., the tuition is approximately $20,930 plus $4,830 for room and board. The U.S. government pays participants $600 a month as a maintenance allowance and pays the participants health insurance of $85 a month."
The U.S. institution of higher learning to which the document refers is Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis.,...
"For Kenyan [college] participants, the U.S. government pays the graduate program tuition of $3,261 per semester and room and board of approximately $1,575 per semester," the document continues. "Participants also receive a stipend of approximately $441 per month as a maintenance allowance and $525 for health insurance. In Malawi, the U.S. government pays the tuition of $1,675 per term plus an additional $945 for room and board. Participants also receive a maintenance allowance of $300 per month."...
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
“...and an executive from the private contractor coordinating the program just happens to be the wife of a senior Obama administration official.”
Another fatcat crony getting paid to give away taxpayers’ money. To non-citizens no less. While jerks like me scrape to pay for my kids’ education.
wonder how many tax dollars cutting this would save. bet this is how barry got his education.
This is Bullcrap and someone needs to go to jail!
More than likely, they will overstay their student visas and then apply to change their status, i.e., get a green card, to remain in the US.
maybe better name for it is slush fund..these students come here and draw other benefits too. no jobs just party and its not all are in college. some just stay
Start with the Brown Clown then work down the line.
LOl, you dont mind If I use your term once in a while do you ?
Another piece of PORK in the budget that should GO! No wonder he wants to raise taxes. Wonder if we go to a foreign country, will they pay our kids tuition????
Sure. Go ahead. The more, the merrier. :-)
Ha ! The Brown Clown
This absolutely makes me cry! I just don’t know what I am going to do come this September (actually earlier) having 2 boys in college. I can’t stand the fact that our taxpayer money is paying for foreign education and I can’t figure out how to pay for my own kids tuition/board/books!
I’m so angry! I wish I would stop hearing about this stuff, it justs makes it worse! :(
Obama is taking care of his black people all over the world.. It's not enough for him to do it only in this country. He is doing stuff like this at warp speed. So fast that our Congress can't even keep track of this on their own.
These foreign students are making out like bandits. Read the article to see what else they get besides their tution!!! It's outrageous!!
Look at the lame excuse they are using to keep this program going!! I'm sure that we can find some conservative pilots who would be happy to fly their asses back home!!
I think the only way to make this argument to Congress would be to point out how many more abortion clinics they could afford to fund if this program was cancelled.
I wonder how much the taxpayer pays to educate illegal aliens each year? That would be the first thing to cut if our government wasn’t full of corrupt scumbags.
It will never change if they think we don't notice. 2012 is coming up & we need to remind them!!
...Jenkins is the wife of Robert Jenkins, director of the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives within the agency's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance...
Robert Jenkins started with OTI more than a decade ago and became Deputy Director in 2004. It's not like President Obama swooped in and appointed him.
George W. Bush quadrupled our aid to Africa. Money has been going to Malawi from the US for 50 years. The aid to Malawi via USAID isn't an initiative of President Obama--the news here is that they gave a sole-source allocation to bridge aid for ongoing education.
One reason given for such aid is that the "security of the American people depends on global stability and prosperity." If we disagree with that premise, then let's try to change the aid, but the headline and lede are rather misleading (no pun intended).
If we are going to be strictly literal about it, the headline is, as far as it goes accurate, Jenkins’ wife is running the program, and Congress agreed with Bush’s requests for more aid to Africa, most of which was for AIDS relief. Bush couldn’t give away anything until Congress provided the money. Fact is, I trust Bush’s judgment more than I trust Obama’s and certainly more than I trust Congress’. But I disagree with the premise entirely. That is shakedown logic.
“Start with the Brown Clown then work down the line.”
Exactly, everyone he has appointed is a POS like him!
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