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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 03:41 PM

Trump is stealing money from HIV programs to pay for migrant kids snatched from parents

Source: LGBTQ Nation



By John Gallagher · Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A hallmark of the Trump administration is that after manufacturing a self-inflicted crisis, it will do everything in its power to make it worse. Now the administration is stealing money from HIV programs so that it can pay for its loathsome policy of separating immigrants parents from their children.

Slate has obtained documents showing that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is already diverting funds from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to cover a budget shortfall caused by the separation policy.

ORR is projecting that it will need as many as 25,400 beds for minor children by the end of the current year. That would result in a $585 million deficit by the end of September, when the government’s fiscal year ends, and a nearly $2 billion shortfall by the end of next year.

The reason why ORR can grab money from the Ryan White Program is that the agency is part of Health and Human Services. ORR is also looking to take money from refugee settlement programs, including medical assistance and help for torture victims. ORR is headed by Scott Lloyd, an anti-abortion activist who also has a track record of homophobia.

Read more: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/07/trump-stealing-money-hiv-programs-pay-migrant-kids-snatched-parents/

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Reply Trump is stealing money from HIV programs to pay for migrant kids snatched from parents (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 11 OP
marble falls Jul 11 #1
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marble falls Jul 11 #5
sakabatou Jul 11 #2
still_one Jul 11 #3
McCamy Taylor Jul 11 #6
procon Jul 11 #7
CarlosDem Jul 11 #9
Tommy_Carcetti Jul 11 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 03:48 PM

1. My first thought was "figures, its cheetolini". Its time to shut him down. We'll deal with that ...

simple fuck Pence with a Congress he'll never forget. He can't name enough judges.

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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:14 PM

5. We have to take Congress.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 03:52 PM

2. Creates a self-inflicted crisis

which creates a budget shortfall for those programs after "borrowing money." Then they'll close those programs, claiming it's in debt or some other BS reason.

The cycle will continue until Trump gets what he wants.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 03:52 PM

3. Reagan did something similar. At the height of the aids crisis he slashed the healthcare budget

and diverted the money to defense spending

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:27 PM

6. Seven hundred a night per kid is a lot of graft and corruption. They have to get the money somewhere

and they sure as hell are not going to take it from Trump's plastic surgery fund.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:35 PM

7. Sounds like a massive fraud and abuse of taxpayer money to me.

We give our elected representatives the power to control the purse and use our tax money *cough-cough* wisely. If our money was allocated to the good cause of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to help kids, how is it legal for someone in the Office of Refugee Resettlement able to bypass the legislative process and steal those funds away from sick kids and use it to harm immigrant kids?

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Response to procon (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:05 PM

9. Hmmmm

 

Makes you wonder what the true cost is of illegal immigration as a whole?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:47 PM

8. Screwing Peter to screw Paul. Nt

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