Last week, I blogged about President Obama’s decision to increase “security cooperation” and make “significant new investments in African peacekeeping” following the U.S.-African leaders summit. President Obama also announced that the federal government would be spending an “additional” three million dollars on the “Electrify Africa” program. This program provides taxpayer-backed loans to electricity projects in […]
This week DC played host to the first “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit,” a three-day gathering of “leaders from across the African continent.” Aside from tying up DC traffic, thus making it more difficult for federal bureaucrats, Congressional staffers, and lobbyists to get to “work,” the summit give Obama an opportunity to promise to spend more blood-and-treasure in […]
Here is Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul’s latest Texas Straight Talk on the US Government’s continued meddling in Ukraine. As Dr. Paul points out, at a time when the US is broke, it makes no sense for the US Government to be spending money to interfere in the Ukraine at a time when the […]
Today, the House of Representatives will consider the Electrify Africa Act (HR 2548). This bill creates “…a comprehensive United States Government policy to assist countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop an appropriate mix of power solutions for more broadly distributed electricity access…” In other words, it forces the American people to pay (either directly through […]
The US will resume military aid to Egypt despite earlier statements saying the US would halt aid as a result of the country’s violent military coup. Via The Washington Post, this is who your money is going to in case you were wondering: Since the coup that ousted President Mohamed Morsi last year, Egypt’s military-backed […]
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