This is what follow the money looks like in 2018.
Hurricanes are coming to the United States from the East and from the West, from the Atlantic and from the Pacific. One of those storms, Florence, is about to strike the Carolinas and Virginia, the federal government is pretty certain. (Many other people are certain, too, but this is a tale of how the federal government spends our money in 2018.)
The coming of hurricanes means that the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the United States Coast Guard, and other agencies will have a lot to do to save lives and protect property.
With hurricanes on the horizon, the federal government's Department of Homeland Security has secretly taken some $10 Million from FEMA.
They have surreptitiously taken $29 Million from the Coast Guard.
All told, without any public announcement they have reportedly taken $200 Million from other agencies to build prison camps for immigrant children and their families.
Saving lives and protecting property vs. prisons for children.
What sort of people would choose building prisons in the face of hurricanes?
Follow the money. The answer is at the end of the rainbow, where we always heard it would be.
See, e.g., Isaac Stanley-Becker, "Trump Administration Diverted Nearly $10 Million From FEMA to ICE Detention Program, According to DHS Document" (Washington Post Online, posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018). "This is nothing to play with." That is how the coming of Hurricane Florence was reportedly described by William "Brock" Long, the current FEMA Administrator, quoted in Reis Thebault, "'Nothing to Play With:' FEMA Chief's Hurricane Florence Alarm Draws on Vivid Memories of Hugo" (Washington Post Online, posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018).
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