Skip to comments.Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
Posted on 07/31/2014 10:20:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed.
About $44 million has already been diverted from the government's health-related accounts, including the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to pay for food, beds, clothing and medical care for the crush of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the Southwestern border.
And that's just the beginning.
With the expected failure of Congress to agree Thursday on emergency funds to cope with the border crisis, the Obama administration is shifting an additional $94 million from other government programs and accounts some far removed from the immigration debate to meet the swelling costs of caring for the children through the summer, according to congressional aides.
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“......and journalists blame Congress.”
L.A. Slimes. To be expected.
No one knows where the money is going . how many fraud claims of keep illegals in their homes at $6,000.00 a month can Democrats manage while states foot the bill with housing and food. These people use every excuse to rip off the country
Let us know when he taps into his and Michelle’s vacation funding to provide for the children and gang members that he personally invited.
Here we go again with the "shutdown strategy" as the MSM identifies the "cuts" to vital programs because the Reps won't pass Obama's funding bill.
Obama needs to be arrested and tried for TREASON!
The central government command and control is on the verge of collapse.
imagine factions of he FCC the EPA..the IRS...and in heated battles to gain ultimate control of the executive branch...
cut off the money and you cut off the activity —
It sure sounds illegal to me to divert money appropriated by Congress for one thing, and actually spent on something else.
That’s what I was thinking. Can they really just move money around that easily? If so I don’t see the point in debating and voting on all those bills they seem to spend so much time on. Just vote one massive amount per budget year and let Obama do what he wants.
Of course their pay and bennies should be cut back appropriately too.
Who cares. Starve the beast!!!
What good are all those devices when the border is wide open> Government agents get to watch with satisfaction the hordes rushing the border from the comfort of their offices.
cut off the money and you cut off the activity
OR, if those other government departments can continue to function in spite of have portions of their funding diverted to support the invasion of illegals, it demonstrates that those departments have been OVERFUNDED in the past.
The next Federal budget should therefore reduce the funding for those departments and shift it to securing the border and revitalizing the Dept. of Defense.