Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2014-02-09T19:45:20-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Obama Plan: Temp Jobs at $1 Million Each (WND) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a51168809c970c 2014-02-09T19:45:20-05:00 2014-02-09T19:45:20-05:00 The federal government’s portfolio of international health-care initiatives has grown so enormous that the Obama administration is infusing another quarter-billion dollars simply to help operate this global bureaucracy. The estimated return on this taxpayer-funded venture: 250 new support staff. Steve Peacock Obama Studying Spending More … In Kenya tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a3fcb32602970b 2014-02-03T06:26:13-05:00 2014-02-03T06:26:13-05:00 Now that an $87 million African trade-promotion project is reaching the end of its five-year run, the Obama administration might spend millions more to decide whether it wisely invested U.S. taxpayer dollars in the venture. Steve Peacock First Step of U.S.-Funded African Drought Project? Create New Bureaucracy tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a3faafece6970b 2013-12-18T14:11:34-05:00 2013-12-18T14:11:34-05:00 A $20 million Kenya-based anti-drought program continues its search for contractors to carry out the five-year endeavor for the U.S. government -- and half the estimated cost will be eaten up in Phase One, which establishes a management bureaucracy to oversee the project. Steve Peacock Surprise! Plenty of Obama Money for These People (WND)</i) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b0264c715970b 2013-12-08T20:48:02-05:00 2013-12-09T04:46:24-05:00 The Obama administration is launching a program with the ambitious goals of sparking business investment, reducing investment risks, and creating and sustaining new jobs. However, the beneficiaries are Middle Eastern and North African nations, not workers in the United States, WND has discovered. Steve Peacock Obama Finally Fixing Health Care … In Kenya tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b00e85ca2970c 2013-11-11T00:01:00-05:00 2013-11-11T16:33:07-05:00 Though the federal government is struggling to make Obamacare functional for Americans, the administration is simultaneously helping to upgrade the health-care system in Kenya. The ambitious plan to expand health-care and social-services access to millions of Kenyans is one of several recent U.S. endeavors to surface, indicating that yet another... Steve Peacock Feds Hid Spending During Government Shutdown tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b006fd04a970d 2013-10-29T15:58:09-04:00 2013-10-29T15:58:09-04:00 The Obama administration during the partial government shutdown concealed a plan to funnel millions into yet another project in Afghanistan, where U.S. taxpayers are helping farmers grow wheat instead of illicit crops used in narcotics production. Steve Peacock Feds Hid Spending During Government Shutdown (WND) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b004932a5970d 2013-10-24T21:23:56-04:00 2013-10-24T21:23:56-04:00 The Obama administration during the partial government shutdown concealed a plan to funnel millions into yet another project in Afghanistan, where U.S. taxpayers are helping farmers grow wheat instead of illicit crops used in narcotics production. Iranians and Pakistanis could particularly benefit from the endeavor, according to contracting documents WND discovered via routine database research. Steve Peacock Obama Blurs Line Between Military, Foreign Aid tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019afff32a1c970b 2013-10-11T18:39:12-04:00 2013-10-11T18:39:12-04:00 The lines between U.S. military and humanitarian actions have become increasingly blurred under the Obama administration, which globally will deploy advisers to further merge what historically were separate defense and foreign-aid functions. The reformation began under President George W. Bush but is reaching new heights under Obama. Steve Peacock Palestinian Justice Project-Contract Awarded by USAID tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019affbe5e31970d 2013-10-02T20:55:21-04:00 2013-10-02T20:55:21-04:00 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded a $24.5 million contract in a program whose stated aim is to "build a more effective and competent Palestinian justice sector that is accountable to the public and responds to citizens' needs." Steve Peacock Obama Can't Stop Spending — In Kenya! tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019aff4469c8970b 2013-09-08T17:10:36-04:00 2013-09-08T17:10:37-04:00 The Obama administration is seeking additional U.S. taxpayer funds to provide more health services to Kenyans through a massive assistance program that has already grown so “rapidly and exponentially” the U.S. government now needs help from outside contractors to oversee it. Steve Peacock