The other day I suggested that each and every one of you can be an investigative reporter, see that post by clicking here.
So here we are, a winter weekend, can’t do much outdoors, and maybe you aren’t into the Super Bowl, so how about having fun searching for how much of your hard earned tax dollars are going to charities—especially to ‘religious’ charities pretending to be doing the Lord’s work while spending your money!
I haven’t written about USA Spending.gov for awhile, so last night when a reader asked about a local Catholic Charities, I tried that government website again. It is much improved because it now contains the sub-grants in addition to the amounts that are direct grants. I think there was a grace period for grantees to get their information on sub-grants to USA Spending.gov, but they are there now. (Here is a bit of information about how grantees need to be ready to provide sub-grant information.)
So back to the USA Spending.gov website. I looked up the specific Catholic Charities my reader was interested in and was blown away when I saw the millions of dollars just one little local Catholic Charities was getting.
I then decided to just pick one of the nine federal refugee resettlement contractors (which have in the vicinity of 350 sub-grantees or sub-contractors), to see what the biggies were getting. Here (below) is Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service which resettles refugees in your towns and cities and also agitates for amnesty for illegal aliens.
LIRS is lobbying (with your money!) as we speak for 100,000 Syrians to be admitted to the US before Obama leaves office.
Prepare to be shocked! Since August 2008, this one ‘religious’ non-profit received $296 MILLION dollars from you in 143 transactions with federal agencies. (And, I will bet you LIRS is not the wealthiest!)
Click here and see for yourself! (Sorry the screenshot isn’t very clear!)
I urge you all to try the website. Unfortunately for PRO-Open Borders Catholic agencies, there are too many of them and they aren’t all in one place. So try your local Catholic Diocese first. Then think of all the other non-profits that have their hands in your wallet and see how much and from where their grants are flowing.
They will all say they help the poor with your money, but I repeat, they are also lobbying for more (poor) migrants to be admitted to the US! Our founding fathers must be rolling in their graves to see the federal treasury used in this way.
Then you must get the information you learn out to others beyond your circle. Maybe take your facts and write a letter to the editor. Ask to write an Op-ed for your local paper. Go on talk radio. Write a blog! Send what you learn to your elected officials and ask why on earth they are giving your money to Open Borders Leftwing organizations masquerading as religious charities.
Come to think of it, where is the ACLU on the separation of church and state?