Skip to comments.HHS Sec: Beds for Illegals Can Cost Feds Up to $1K
Posted on 07/11/2014 4:00:28 AM PDT by markomalley
At a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday, President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell said that beds for illegal immigrant children can cost the federal government up to $1,000 per bed.
While asking the senators to approve the Obama administration's request for $3.7 billion to deal with the border crisis, Burwell said that beds can cost $250 to $1,000, and the supplemental funding was needed so the federal government can enter into more cost-effective contracts.
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Can’t get a $20 cot?
The $70,000 per criminal illegal should come ONLY
from the Obamas and the families and staff
of the US Congress.
Can cost FEDS???? Can cost TAXPAYERS!!!
No Sylvia Burlow of the HHS told the senate hearing yesterday that the beds cost $200-$1000
probably the high end is spent for the beds..
these ijits are spending our money like its going out of style...
Wait a sec..doesn’t FEMA still have thousands of trailers left over from Katrina?
Yes Sylvia B assured the senators that the taxpayers are paying nothing...
the money is coming from other fed programs..
Hey she said it with a sweet smile...
$600 toilet seat.
when I was in the USAF in the 1970s a toilet seat in a C130 cost $1200
and you can bet Obama’s buddies are making a killing
Really? I bought a pretty nice cot at Dick’s Sporting Goods for less than $50, and I’m fairly certain that the minimal cots the Army provided for our field training exercises were even cheaper.
Why aren’t these kids being deloused and loaded onto planes sending them back home?
Being enslaved in the US is NOT a better life for them, no matter what they were told by the coyotes.
Perry said less than 2% going to secure the border.
“Can cost FEDS???? Can cost TAXPAYERS!!!”
Exactly; the government media isn’t even pretending these illegals will contribute anything to the common good anymore (like the lies about their contributions to Social Security or how the H1-B visas are needed becasue of a tech shortage).
This government is at war with the American people, and both parties are allies in it.
Does anyone NOT see that this whole border mess was purposely contrived by the imposter in chief?
I allowed this to happen, force a crisis, and blame the republicans, and force them to pass some immigration reform.
I say, let the guy spin. NOt one dime. Not one dime should be spent. Let him make the move.
Laws are on the books. Either you obey them or you don’t.
Why not give them the $1,000 to go home?
I, and lots of other college kids slept on futon mattresses
They cost less than $150
You could prolly train the Yut’s to make futons instead of lying around
I watched the hearing and have never heard crap. All involved seemed to have no common sense and were only trying to keep their jobs secure.
How can anyone justify 3 billion dollars for a temporary solution? Build a fence for 3 billion and it is there to stop illegals from entering.
All those funding abortion don’t mind hurting children but cry and wring their hands over these illegal aliens. And, I haven’t heard a word about the 40% of them being 15 year old boys! What per cent are gang members? There goes more money for police protection!
I have never heard SUCH crap.....
An air mattress is under $30....
And yeah, even if the funds are shifted from other agencies...its still TAXPAYER money...”You didn’t earn that” ...Its too early for my blood pressure to be this high!
Hot rack them in Hammocks. $20
Can be washed even