Plundering the U.S. Taxpayer, again
Since 2005, you taxpayers will be pleased to know, you have been paying for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with results so blatantly ethnocentric that even The Jewish Daily Forward has flinched:
How an Anti-Terror Program Became a Jewish Earmark by Nathan Guttman, Maia Efrem and Eileen Reynolds September 14, 2011
A Forward analysis of the 995 grants distributed through the national program from 2007 to 2010 found that 734, or 73.7%, went to Jewish organizations. DHS announced its grants for 2011 in late August, and here, too, Jewish groups were the big winners, with 81% of those awards.
Examining the grants program provides a window into Jewish organizational and political power. It is this power that allowed a small community to create and maintain a government program tailored specifically for its needs and catering almost exclusively to its members…
The legislation and the rules defining eligibility make no mention of preferring Jewish institutions, but in practice the program could easily be viewed as a Jewish earmark.