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COVID is Biden's slush fund


PoliticoThe Department of Health and Human Services has diverted more than $2 billion meant for other health initiatives toward covering the cost of caring for unaccompanied immigrant children, as the Biden administration grapples with a record influx of migrants on the southern border.

The redirected funds include $850 million that Congress originally allocated to rebuild the nation’s Strategic National Stockpile, the emergency medical reserve strained by the Covid-19 response. Another $850 million is being taken from a pot intended to help expand coronavirus testing, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

I guess all those COVID spending bills were just to prepare a slush fund for Biden, not actually address COVID.

PoliticoThe reshuffling, which HHS detailed to congressional appropriators in notices over the last two months, illustrates the extraordinary financial toll that sheltering more than 20,000 unaccompanied children has taken on the department so far this year, as it scrambled to open emergency housing and add staff and services across the country.

For $100,000 per kid, you could buy them a house. Each.

This entry was published Tue Jun 15 22:51:59 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-06-15 22:51:59.0. [Tweet]

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