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Rep. Brian Babin to Congress: Don’t fund Obama refugee slush fund!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 6, 2016

As I have been saying, Congress is going to be deciding on the so-called Continuing Budget Resolution this week because they are all eager to get out of Dodge (DC).

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Big test!!! Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Speaker Paul Ryan will soon show their colors on Refugee Admissions Program if they cave and give the Obama ORR BILLIONS more of your dollars to spend before the end of March. We will be watching!

The Obama Administration is asking for a huge special funding addition because they claim the Office of Refugee Resettlement is going to run out of cash in February (the CR would, if as predicted, extend 2016 funding levels through March).  ORR has (surprise!) a huge number of Unaccompanied Alien Children to take care of as the border is being assaulted by all those wanting in before Trump takes office.

I told you all about it here last week.

Now, Rep. Brian Babin of Texas pleads in an opinion piece at the Daily Caller for the REPUBLICAN led Congress to not fall for it because once appropriated it will literally be a slush fund available to ORR which they could distribute to the refugee contractors through all sorts of means even if Trump cuts off the flow of refugees on January 21st (which he can do!).

I’ll let you read Babin’s op-ed yourself because I have one more important warning for you and I have to get out of here shortly.

Warning!

Even if the House of Representatives does not capitulate to the Administration’s plea for BILLIONS more of your tax dollars, the Senate Appropriations Committee might very well be happy to accommodate Obama and add in the money [For Marylanders remember Babs Mikulski is on this committee!!! Swan song? Money for more Muslims for Maryland?—ed]

If the Senate adds the money, when the House and Senate conference committee meets to iron-out differences between their respective versions of the funding bill, the House leadership (Paul Ryan!) could waffle and not fight for the House version on this important point.

We know their tricks and it goes like this: ‘Gosh we tried, but the Senate put the money in and there was nothing we could do about it! We sure don’t want to shut down the government over this.’ (Of course it would be Obama shutting down the government for not signing the CR!)

You need to put pressure on your House members to not add in the money and then to stick to their guns in conference committee—tall order I know!

And, tell the Trump transition team what could go down here! This is a test for Speaker Ryan and whether he will work with Trump on Trump’s promises about the refugee program.

All of our posts, on the all important funding issue, are tagged ‘Where is Congress.’

7 Responses to “Rep. Brian Babin to Congress: Don’t fund Obama refugee slush fund!”

  1. Ann, I first read Gone With The Wind when I was sixteen and learned so very much from Ms. Mitchell’s magnificent efforts. My favorite quote from the book was Rhett Butler telling Scarlett that “I told you once before that there were two times for making big money, one in the up-building of a country and the other in its destruction. Slow money on the up-building, fast money in the crack-up. Remember my words. Perhaps they may be of use to you some day.”

    Her words still ring true after all of these years. There are a lot of people making vast sums of money in their efforts to destroy this nation.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      How interesting. I read it at about that age too, and I of course mostly remember “Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn!” Many debates followed among my women friends… would you rather be Melanie or Scarlet. I loved Scarlet. Sorry, I digressed. You were making a serious point!

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      • Feel free to digress.
        I admired Scarlett with her unbreakable will. But I Loved Melanie. A true lady and a true friend to Scarlett who never learned to appreciate her until it was to late.
        One of my favorite passages was when Scarlett had to shoot the rogue Union soldier. At the sound of gunfire. Melanie, half dead from giving birth and barely able to walk came running down the hallway and stairs dragging a sword she could not even lift, ready to fight and die in defense of her friend.
        Now that is a lady! Of the finest kind.

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  2. The Regime Leader still has the ‘Pen and Phone’ untl Jan 20 2017 !

    HHS Cutting $167 Million from Other Programs to Pay for Services to UACs for One Month

    By Jessica Vaughan, November 29, 2016

    An average of 255 illegal alien youths were taken into the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) every day this month, according to the latest figures the agency provided to Congress. This is the largest number of illegal alien children ever in the care of the federal government. To pay for it, the agency says it will need an additional one or two billion dollars for the next year – above and beyond the $1.2 billion spent in 2016 and proposed for 2017 – depending on how many more arrive. For now, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where ORR resides, is diverting $167 million from other programs to cover the cost of services for these new illegal arrivals through December 9, when the current continuing resolution expires.

    http://cis.org/vaughan/hhs-cutting-167-million-other-programs-pay-services-uacs-one-month

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  3. Reblogged this on islamnewworldorder and commented:
    Mainly I must repeat Ann’s headline: “Don’t fund Obama refugee slush fund!”
    Because obama will take that inch to the huge powers of 10.
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    Sorry, I didn’t mean to capitalize obama’s name, but that was a copy and paste from the post

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  4. Reblogged this on The way I see things … and commented:
    Stop the money flow! The #islamic invaders are here to destroy us!

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