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Tall tales from the Federal Register: Palestinian refugees, coming to a town near you Or, what happend when your back was turned

Welcome to the drama called “Billing code 4710-10-P.”

Once upon a time, there were a few hundred thousand Palestinian refugees that no Arab country wanted. Along came Prince Obama, riding on the backs of the American Taxpayer, and he said: we’d love to have ’em here in the US of A! What’s more, my trusty steed will pick up the tab to bring ’em here and keep ’em safe till they grow old enough to protest against the evils of capitalism and the American way of life.

It doesn’t sound quite so good in The Federal Register, but you’ll get the point:

Presidential Determination No. 2009-15 of January 27, 2009

Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related To Gaza Memorandum for the Secretary of State

By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (the “Act”), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.

You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

(Presidential Sig.)
Washington, January 27, 2009
[FR Doc. E9-2488 Filed 2-3-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 4710-10-P

It would be interesting, would it not, to see what else gets charge to Billing code 4710-10-P?