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Bush to cut antiterrorism funding

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posted on Nov, 30 2007 @ 10:10 PM

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration intends to slash counterterrorism funding for police, firefighters and rescue departments across the country by more than half next year, according to budget documents obtained by The Associated Press.
The Homeland Security Department has given $23 billion to states and local communities to fight terrorism since the Sept. 11 attacks, but the administration is not convinced that the money has been well spent and thinks the nation’s highest-risk cities have largely satisfied their security needs
The department wanted to provide $3.2 billion to help states and cities protect against terrorist attacks in 2009, but the White House said it would ask Congress for less than half — $1.4 billion, according to a Nov. 26 document.
The plan calls outright elimination of programs for port security, transit security, and local emergency management operations in the next budget year. This is President Bush’s last budget, and the new administration would have to live with the funding decisions between Jan. 20 and Sept. 30, 2009.


This kills me. What am I missing here? First we have the ever fluctuating terrorist threat level. Which by the way have all but disappeared. Now we are going to be having less funded security measures in place? I though we needed to concentrate on securing our borders not removing the protection. I just don't get the logic. Oh wait...there isn't any logic with this administration.
the biggest thing that gets me as that it seems to me that only the big high risk cities are the ones being worried about. What about all those small town places that allowed Bush (along with the great Florida vote) to remain President. Doesn't our government care about everyone? ha ha...
Just another thing chalked up to bad decisions over the last seven-eight years.


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