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    Re: Obama Administration had slashed budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45%!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    $20 million budget under Bush became $11 million under Obama

    Both administrations neglected domestic bombing prevention, devoting a tiny fraction of the $1 billion earmarked for IED prevention overseas
    Obama issued a lengthy 'National Policy for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices' in February but a spokesman won't say if it failed


    Barack Obama's administration has cut the budget nearly in half for preventing domestic bombings, MailOnline can reveal.
    Under President George W. Bush, the Department of Homeland Security had $20 million allocated for preventing the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by terrorists working inside the United States. The current White House has cut that funding down to $11 million.

    That assessment comes from Robert Liscouski, a former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 that killed three Americans and injured at least 173 others.






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    if the budget would have been 50 million, it still would not have prevented this bombing.
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    Re: Obama Administration had slashed budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45%!

    Frankly I don't know that pouring money on this would have stopped it.
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    Re: Obama Administration had slashed budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45%!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    See there are very very few actual "libertarians" in this country.
    So wait, let me ask you a question. When you are thinking about an issue, do you think for yourself on the issue and draw your own conclusions; or do you just go straight to the Dem-Socialist handbook or some ivory tower intellectual and let them do the thinking for you?


    Now, I'll say this, personally even as a libertarian, I'm against cutting law enforcement. I think we need to tighten who we give funding to and what for, but cutting law enforcement just leads to a loss of safety that can be far greater then the savings.

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    Re: Obama Administration had slashed budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45%!

    Quote Originally Posted by Imnukingfutz View Post
    I believe the point is, Obama is cutting things in the budget to meet this sequester that shouldnt be cut and not cutting things that should be cut.

    Cut out the tours to the WH for the kids but heavens we must keep up our Motown parties.

    His priorities arent straight...or maybe they are...maybe he just wants the sequester to actually just hurt the people not the players wasting the money.
    I didn't see anything to suggest these cuts came from the sequester. Furthermore, that wasn't his point. Finally, Obama wouldn't have had to cut any money during the sequester if Congress could have agreed on a budget.

    All of which to say is this was an idiotic thread designed to senselessly bash the President for something people like the thread starter says they want. Basically, this seems like little more than a troll thread.

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    Re: Obama Administration had slashed budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45%!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    So that means you are congratulating President Obama. I never knew you were such a fan of President Obama. Go ahead and say it, you are an Obama fan right now.
    Congress made the cuts, Obama did not want them

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    Re: Obama Administration had slashed budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45%!

    Quote Originally Posted by Imnukingfutz View Post
    I believe the point is, Obama is cutting things in the budget to meet this sequester that shouldnt be cut and not cutting things that should be cut.

    Cut out the tours to the WH for the kids but heavens we must keep up our Motown parties.

    His priorities arent straight...or maybe they are...maybe he just wants the sequester to actually just hurt the people not the players wasting the money.
    True but obama cut the domestic terrorism budget in half well before sequester.

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    Re: Obama Administration had slashed budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45%!

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    True but obama cut the domestic terrorism budget in half well before sequester.
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    Re: Obama Administration had slashed budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45%!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Congress made the cuts, Obama did not want them
    Ahh, so REALLY what you're saying is:

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I am posting this for all the liberals that thought (Congress) was protecting them
    So you're blaming Congress for this. Who in Congress is generally speaking out about the necessity of budget cuts?

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    Re: Obama Administration had slashed budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45%!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    I didn't see anything to suggest these cuts came from the sequester. Furthermore, that wasn't his point. Finally, Obama wouldn't have had to cut any money during the sequester if Congress could have agreed on a budget.

    All of which to say is this was an idiotic thread designed to senselessly bash the President for something people like the thread starter says they want. Basically, this seems like little more than a troll thread.
    Well only hours after this event took place, the leading political pundits & politicians on the left were out there blaming it on the sequester & conservatives...just like every other horrific event of the last 10 years they try to blame conservatives for it....the only difference now is they have the sequester to throw at Conservatives too..Liberals are just as guilty for the sequester as the Conservatives are but according to them...not their voting record, they had nothing to do with it.

    Each and every one of them need to stop playing the game of political finger pointing and political posturing for face time in the news. They seem like they are more happy with their celebrity status rather than doing their jobs they were elected to do.
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    Re: Obama Administration had slashed budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45%!

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    True but obama cut the domestic terrorism budget in half well before sequester.
    Then tell the political pundits & politicians on the Left all over the news that.....they are too busy blaming Conservatives & the sequester for this.
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