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Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:35 PM

Report Suggests Mike Pence's Office Rerouted Foreign Aid Money To Preferred Christian Groups

So much for the Constitution, I suppose.

by Andrew Simpson 22 seconds ago

You’ve heard of the United States Agency for International Development, or USAID. In fact, it’s possible that the acronym gave you a misleading impression of the mission of the organization — it certainly looks like a humanitarian agency that perhaps distributes assistance to natural disaster victims or refugees of political violence.

What USAID actually does is administer the foreign assistance set aside by an annually-renewed Act of Congress — the Foreign Assistance Act, in fact — in the ways it determines will most help countries around the world in regard to long-term socio-economic development.

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If you think you know what type of religious zealot the Vice President is, but you don’t think he’d be willing to starve non-Christian countries in order to favor Christian ones, well… You just haven’t been paying attention. Pence has demonstrated that he would mentally and emotionally torture children in the name of Christ, so if you think he wasn’t going to reach into the coffers of USAID and make sure no unwashed unbelievers got a penny of assistance from the United States of AmeriGod, you’ve got another think coming.

And a new report from transparency organization ProPublica says he did exactly that. Not only did he, according to the report, re-route money that USAID had pegged for certain areas in Iraq and Syria (among other locations) to smaller Christian-dominated regions — regions that weren’t even on the very long list of places under consideration — but he also sought to punish those inside the agency who hadn’t determined the money be set aside for Christian regions to begin with.

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https://politicaltribune.org/report-suggests-mike-pences-office-rerouted-foreign-aid-money-to-preferred-christian-groups/

ProPublica article:

https://www.propublica.org/article/how-mike-pences-office-meddled-in-foreign-aid-to-reroute-money-to-favored-christian-groups

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In many ways, pence is worse than trump. He's a True Believer, a Christofascist of the first order and I can't imagine the biblical horrors he'd try to enact. I live close enough to Indiana to remember the shit he tried to pull there. He's vile and downright evil.


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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:33 PM

1. I remember reading a story in the run up to the 2000 election

that right wing Christian organizations were withering on the vine because Clinton had cut off funding to most "faith based initiatives." The story quoted someone as saying that another four years (under Gore) and a lot of these groups would have to shut down.

Looting the treasury in the service of RWNJs seems to be a given whenever the GOP gains power.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:36 PM

2. Honestly, it would only have surprised me if he didn't funnel them money.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 11:52 PM

8. +1.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:38 PM

3. Should anyone wonder why the administration doesn't want anyone checking up on them?

Hey Mike! I seem to recall "Don't steal" being one of the Big Ten. Perhaps you should post them in your home or office and read them from time to time so you don't forget that stealing is wrong and makes baby Jesus cry.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:43 PM

4. Not a day goes by when this administration doesn't commit a traitorous, illegal, hateful,

destructive or downright sickening act or piece of legislation. It really wears you down. Sometimes, it's hard to be optimistic in the face of such evil and corruption.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:44 PM

5. Most corrupt administration ever in the United States of America.

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Response to spanone (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 11:25 PM

7. I agree

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 11:04 PM

6. white satan is a dangerous zealot with a lot of power right now. He must go, just like racist in

Chief.

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