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Refugee contractor that got nearly a half a billion from US taxpayers in under five years, wails over Trump’s budget

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 13, 2018

Miliband in Manhattan

British national and one-worlder, IRC CEO David Miliband, pulls down an annual salary package of $671,749 (doing well by doing good!).

The contractor is the International Rescue Committee with Moneybags Miliband at its helm.

But, what is so interesting is that Moneybags isn’t quoted in their press release yesterday in which they denounce the Trump Administration’s FY19 budget as “counterproductive and misguided.”

It will cut their funding dramatically because the IRC not only places refugees in your towns and cities, they are operating all over the world supposedly doing ‘humanitarian’ work that they say benefits American foreign policy.

Could Miliband be on the way back to the UK?

Will he be taking a pay cut if he stays?

Before I even get to their temper tantrum over Trump, here is just a portion (screenshot) of one page at USA Spending showing the income they received from you, American taxpayers, (via grants and contracts) from FY14 to FY18 (inclusive).

 

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This is a portion of one page at USA Spending. There are 11 pages for the IRC just since FY14

 

Here is some of the press statement from the IRC yesterday in response to the release of the President’s FY19 budget:

New York, NY, February 12, 2018 — Today the Trump Administration put forward its Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget request – echoing last year’s attempt to drastically cut humanitarian assistance, development aid, and refugee resettlement programs.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) denounces the Trump administration’s proposed cuts as counterproductive and misguided. Rather than putting America First, it threatens both America’s values and our interests by crippling a vital component of US foreign policy at a time of increased challenges to global security and stability, and great humanitarian need.

Nazanin Ash

Nazanin Ash (left), IRC Veep, at Clinton Global Initiative, is quoted in the IRC’s statement rather than Moneybags. Miliband usually takes top billing in media statements. Hmmmm? On the Trump budget she said: “For the second year in a row, the Administration has proposed cuts to foreign aid that endanger lives.” (and salaries!)

The FY19 Budget Request proposes a 30% cut to the International Affairs Budget from Fiscal Year 2017 levels, including a 43% cut to development assistance, a 23% cut to global health programs, and a 19% cut to humanitarian assistance.

[….]

Now is not the time to abandon America’s bipartisan commitment to the world’s most vulnerable.

The request also proposes a 26% reduction to programs that serve newly and recently arrived refugees, asylees, and Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) recipients from Iraq and Afghanistan. Refugee resettlement has a long bipartisan history reflecting long-held American values – the IRC has been offering refuge to families fleeing war and oppression for over 80 years.

Reduced funding would not only impede the ability of refugees to access fundamental services like ESL and job training and contribute economically to their communities, it would also slash federal funding that goes to states and localities that receive refugees.  [The feds are supposed to be paying for the whole refugee program in your state—ed]

Then here comes their favorite meaningless mumbo-jumbo that is supposed to make you willingly open your wallets wide:

Helping the world’s most vulnerable is rooted in America’s values and traditions as a beacon of peace and democracy. [Surprise! The word ‘vulnerable’ used only twice in this release.—ed]

More here. No mention of the financial hit they will surely take!

By the way, Ash does not appear as one of the top salaried employees on the IRC’s most recent Form 990 (here) although from reading biographical information it seems she was on staff for that year.  Wow! take a look at those salaries you help pay!  (You should find them on page 16.)

Pay cuts coming? 

6 Responses to “Refugee contractor that got nearly a half a billion from US taxpayers in under five years, wails over Trump’s budget”

  1. Please, please, please don’t send Milliband back to, or let him return to the UK.
    We’ve got enough problem children to deal with in politics without him too.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Hey, he is all yours! The audacity of the man—heads major US-funded refugee agency, is a pal of George Soros and Hillary Clinton, makes decisions for third world refugees to be placed in small town America and gets paid nearly $700,000 a year to do it! He needs to go home!

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      • Yep, Back under some stone would be nice.
        Memorial stone.
        Still just make sure you strip him of all his wealth first. If you don’t he’ll just rise again to bleed others.

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  2. A rare sight. A reputable, centrist, political website, thehill.com , reporting on the truth about refugees.

    http://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/373600-the-cost-of-refugee-resettlement-in-the-us-is-simply-too-high

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  3. Kevin Lynn said

    Amazing! And yet our legislators on both sides of the aisle line up to continue this rubbish. . .

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