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US foreign aid agency spent $89.7M finding jobs for 55 Afghan women

This is how government wastes your hard-earned tax dollars.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is a federal government agency that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and assistance to “developing” countries.  With a budget of over $27 billion, USAID is one of the largest official aid agencies in the world, and accounts for more than half of all U.S. foreign assistance (which in absolute dollar terms is the highest in the world).

Elizabeth Harrington reports for Washington Free Beacon, Sept. 13, 2018, that USAID spent over $200 million on the Promoting Gender Equity in National Priority Program (aka Promote) to “empower” 75,000 women in in Afghanistan, but only found jobs for 55 women.

USAID trumpeted the program as part of building a “brighter future for Afghanistan” by empowering its women:

In the Transformation Decade (2015-2024), a new generation of Afghan leaders—both men and women—will emerge who are equipped with the education, skills, and desire to build a brighter future for Afghanistan. Promote is a joint commitment by the U.S. and Afghan Governments that will work to empower 75,000 women between the ages of 18-30 and help ensure these women are included among a new generation of Afghan political, business, and civil society leaders.

Promote aims to empower women to become leaders alongside their male counterparts, and ensure they have the skills, experience, knowledge, and networks to succeed. USAID has committed $216 million to fund the program, making it the largest women’s empowerment project in the U.S. Government’s history. Other international donors are able to contribute an additional $200 million to help expand the program.

Alas, the international donors turned out to be a pie-in-the-sky dream.

According to a new report released by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), no other country or organization has donated to the program, other than the United States:

As of January 2018, no international donors had contributed funding to Promote. Officials from five of the seven donor countries SIGAR spoke to said they cannot financially contribute to the Promote program or that USAID’s assumption that foreign donors would contribute $200 million for the program was an unrealistic goal.

The report says the Promote program is a five-year $216 million effort. Three years into the program, however, USAID has spent $89.7 million but “has not demonstrated whether the program has made progress” toward its goals. The goal was to find new or better jobs for 2,100 women. As of September 2017, only 55 women or 2.6% found employment — which comes to $1.5 million per woman. The report concludes, “It is unclear whether the agency can deliver the opportunities it promised the women of Afghanistan.”

In addition to falling well below its job targets, the future of the program is also in doubt, as Afghanistan is unlikely to continue the program without the United States. The report points out that “This raises questions about whether Promote is sustainable at all and could put USAID’s investment in the program in jeopardy.”

The report recommends USAID should reevaluate the program before spending its remaining taxpayer-funded budget:

Given that the program has expended $89.7 of its potential $216 million, USAID has an opportunity to reassess and adjust the program and take steps to enhance its sustainability now, rather than waiting until the program is over in 2020 or 2021.

Stephen Frank of California Political Review observes:

At a cost of $1.5 million per person, the U.S. government got 55 Afghan women jobs. Any wonder we are laughed at by the rest of the world. For about $50,000 a piece they [the women] could get a college education or vocational training. But, the more that is “spent” on the women, the more jobs for U.S. government workers there is to go around.

~Eowyn

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Pres. Lucifer is using your tax dollars to train homosexual activists around the world

Five months ago, Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins sounded the alarm that Obama is misusing taxpayers’ hard-earned money to train homosexual activists in other countries. But I only just found out about this latest travesty. 🙁
The POS is doing that via the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) — the federal agency that’s primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid to “extend a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster or striving to live in a free and democratic country.”
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Perkins wrote, on June 6, 2013:

In April, to relatively little fanfare, the U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID) embarked on one of the most shocking abuses of taxpayer dollars in the last five years. With help from the Levi Strauss Foundation and millionaire liberal Tim Gill, the U.S. government is spending $11 million to train homosexual activists in other countries. […]

This week, the first in a series of USAID “gay trainings” took place in Colombiaa nation specifically targeted for its rejection of same-sex
“marriage.” The goal, an agency spokesman says, is to teach people how to infiltrate the political process and advocate for laws that a majority of Americans, who are paying for the program, object to. “It can be a real game-changer in the advancement of LGBT human rights,” she insisted. In essence, U.S. taxpayers are being forced to groom the next generation of the world’s Human Rights Campaigns — a stunning exploitation of Americans’ money, and more importantly, their trust.

For the Obama administration, this is just another part of its
strong-arm strategy to bully other nations into compliance. Whether it’s
through the United Nations, U.S. embassies, or the State Department,
President Obama is leading the effort to bribe and coerce poor countries
into accepting his pro-homosexual agenda. Our friends at Family Watch
International are urging people to get involved. They’ve released a
shocking new documentary highlighting the President’s dark world of
“Cultural Imperialism.” Click over to their website to see a five-minute clip or the full feature. Be prepared to be outraged.

Perkins cited as his source the Washington Blade, which calls itself “America’s leading gay news source.” I can verify Perkins. The following is from a Washington Blade article of August 30, 2013, titled “30 Columbian LGBT advocates attend USAID-backed training“:

Thirty activists from across Colombia are attending a four-day training in the city of Cartagena designed to encourage LGBT people to become more involved in the country’s political process.

The program, which the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute and the Colombian LGBT advocacy groups Caribe Afirmativo and Colombia Diversa organized, is the second to take place in the South American country as part of the USAID-backed LGBT Global Development Partnership that will contribute $11 million over the next four years to advocacy groups in Ecuador and other developing countries. Thirty activists attended the initiative’s first Colombia training that took place in Bogotá, the country’s capital, from May 30 – June 2.

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America is broke. We’re up to our eyeballs in debt. Obama uses our $17 trillion (official figure) national debt and budget deficits that he’s engineered, as the excuse to cut back on the military. But he somehow finds millions of dollars to spend on training homosexual activists in other countries, so as to subvert those cultures with sodomy.
And people like FOTM visitor “ron” sputters with outrage that we call the POS in the White House, President Lucifer!
H/t Don Hank
~Eowyn

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Agenda 21: Politico 3-Pager Avoids the “A” Word

CLIMATE TALKS PUT HEAT ON OBAMA

What a hoot!  Politico’s article dances all around using the proper name “Agenda 21” in connection with the Rio 2012 Conference but goes into great detail to  describe the pickle Skippy and the Gang are in.  The White House and State Department are already leading an internal working group on the Rio conference with about 15 agencies, including the EPA, the Energy and Commerce departments, the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Agency for International Development. 

“We look at Rio as an excellent opportunity to bring the world community together, to give a lot of energy and activity toward promoting sustainable development into the future,” a senior U.S. official said.

But, Obama won’t commit to a trip to RIO in 2012 because it’s such a polarizing issue and he doesn’t want to give the conservatives ammo.  Remember the early days when he actually had political capital? He gassed up Air Force One and the presidential fleet and jetted  off  to the fiasco that was Copenhagen and schlepped back home like a whipped puppy.  (Remember the Danish hookers who literally “laid it on the line” to service to conference participants?)

We have the video of Fearless leader and Agenda 21 kingpin, Sha Zukang, ranting his hatred of America, and defending China’s sovereignty rights, but according to Politico, he was doing  “major suck up” to America in a speech at the National Press Club.

 What are the consequences he can expect in the sovereign state of the Peoples Republic of China if he fails in accomplishing the United Nations /Agenda 21 assignment?     

This Politico Article is a “keeper”!   Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58348_Page2.html#ixzz1RJ2RAofj

~LTG

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