No Money for White House Tours, But $20 Mil for Palestinian Authority

It’s not just $20 mil of course, the real amount is much bigger but this is one single contract awarded after the sequester.

The overall goal of the program is to build more effective and competent Palestinian Authority (PA) public institutions that are accountable to the public and respond to citizens’ needs.

The contract, to Development Alternatives, Inc., was awarded March 4, several days after the Sequester began.

Making the Palestinian Authority more accountable to the public might begin with holding elections But the PA isn’t into that.

This looks like a 20 million dollar consultancy which is a whole lot of money to spend at a time when we’re cutting the military to the bone and the White House has spent the last few weeks screaming that children are about to start dying without vaccines and firefighters will have to fight fires with small coffee cups.

Development Alternatives, Inc is one of the big foreign aid contractors out there. It was in the top 10 US AID contractors for last year pulling in 308 million dollars in contracts.

That’s a sizable amount of cash. Its employees have included Obama’s mother and there are repeated claims of CIA connections. Setting that aside DIA is clearly influential and the fact that contracts like these are being handed out shows that there is a major spending problem.

$20 million might not be a lot, but blowing it to try and provide civics lessons to a corrupt terrorist group that doesn’t even want to hold elections, is a senseless waste of money.

  • Gee

    I hope Congress holds some hearings on this – I do believe that it is an impeachable offense to spend money without Congress' approval

    • dvance

      This president is able to get away with anything. So dont hold your breath. The president signature is good a gold. And he has gotten away with it.

  • Edward Cline

    Gee: Don't expect Congress to hold hearings on DAI and its cronyist influence. Rand Paul scared it off with his drone strike filibuster stunt. The Republicans are in the Democrats' pockets.

  • Toa

    Senseless waste of money?
    Not when one aims to "fundamentally transform the United States of America"….

  • AdinaK

    Giving money to Arab terror juntas is what thugs in Washington do. But it is not as if lawsuits can't be filed by individual citizens, being that it is not only their taxpayer funds, but the PA/Fatah gang has terrorists on its payroll and it is against the law to fund them –

    Yes, it is illegal to fund them!!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • Jessi

    What about the $30 BILLION/year for Israel????
    That one has to stop too.

    • Gee

      $30 billion/year for Israel? What a stupid liar. By the way the US spends $1 trillion/year on Iraq and Afghanistan – those are actual numbers not your moronic lies

  • Jessi

    As an American citizen and TAX payer, I refused for our Obama to give $30 BILLION/year to Israel!!!!! Help Americans first!

    • Drakken

      Hey moron, it isn't 30 billion a year that Israel gets, it is about 2.5 billion and most of that is in credits to buy us military harware.

  • alwaysonwatch

    $20 million would fund so many White House tours.

  • Steve

    So let me get this straight……..$20 million…..and how much will go into abbas's pocket? I guess the more Abbas preaches against Israel and wants to see them disappear, the more money he gets.
    Wait till next week when he sends suicide bombers into Israel. Then Obama will send him $50 Million.

  • BS77

    Twenty million will buy a lot of rockets, lots of explosives, lots of bullets… will this rotten money be traced or controlled? Forgeddaboudit!!!!!!!!!!!