In the current economic situation here in the US, every American is asked by President Obama to “sacrifice”. Many Americans are not spending because many of us are unemployed (8.5% unemployment as of March 09) and the outlook for this economy turning around is not bright either. So it just normal to see Americans tightening their belts to weather this economic crisis.
But what is the President doing allocating $20.3 million of our tax dollars to help the Hamas from Gaza strip? How many American families do you think can be helped by that amount of money? Are we certainly sure that this money is not going to go to the group Hamas who is running the Gaza Strip?
Just take a look at the presidential executive order and tell me if you think this is the right thing to do:
Presidential Determination No. 2009-15 of January 27, 2009
Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related To Gaza
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (the “Act”), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, January 27, 2009
[FR Doc. E9-2488
Filed 2-3-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 4710-10-P
I know this is just a drop in the bucket in Obama’s $3.5 trillion borrowing and spending but nickle and dime adds up.
I am not so sure when this spending spree is going to stop.
If the American taxpayers, our chilcren, and our grandchildren are getting hooked by this massive borrowing and spending, wouldn’t be better throwing the money in our direction?
And when did the Gaza strip and Hamas refugees become vital national interst of this country?