Kind of reminds me of a joke thats very similar to what him and his people want to do.
A man is trying to get something from a vending machine, but all he has is a $20 bill, the item he wants is a $1.50. Another man walks by and offerse to give the guy change for the $20. The guy said sure. The man simply takes the $20 and starts to walk off. The other guy stops the man and demands for the change. The other guy said, "Oh, I was simply changing the $20 from your hands to mine."