View Poll Results: Should obama return the domestic terrorism budget to what it was under bush

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  • No, a domestic terrorism budget is a waste of money

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Not very "simple and honest" when you put things like this at the end "a domestic terrorism budget is a waste of money"
    This is what we like to call a Push Poll


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    If you don't like the poll choices feel free to express your honest opinion on the subject.

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    If you don't like the poll choices feel free to express your honest opinion on the subject.
    I think it should be cut but i dont think its a "Waste of money". And no matter how much money we spend on fighting any sort of terrorism it will still be around.


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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Spend more money to devise more ways to watch us all at every given moment. More cameras, more drones, more scanners, more armed bureaucrats, more searches all in the elusive quest for more safety.

    Be careful what you wish for.

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    If you don't like the poll choices feel free to express your honest opinion on the subject.
    There should be a choice "The President doesn't write the budget; Congress does"
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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    IMO cutting funds for preventing the use of IED type weapons in times like these is insane. I think what just happened in Boston should be a wake up call.
    Oh? You want to ban guns because of Newtown, too? LOL!

    It's the same logic and just as flawed in both cases.
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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    There should be a choice "The President doesn't write the budget; Congress does"
    That is true but the President does have some choice as to how some of that money is spent, Congress can give an agency or a department like DHS a general fund to use at its discretion or it can fund specific programs directly. Which this is who knows.

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    There should be a choice "The President doesn't write the budget; Congress does"
    Obama tells the dept of homeland security where to spend the money congress allocates to them.

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Obama cut funding for preventing domestic terrorism nearly in half. Bush had it at 20 million and obama slashed it to 11 million. Should he refund the program in light of the Boston bombing.

    "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.

    He told MailOnline that the Obama-era DHS is, on the whole, about as well-positioned as it was during the Bush administration to handle the aftermath of the April 15 bombings in Boston, 'but the Obama administration has continued to cut the budget for offices such as the Office for Bombing Prevention from $20 million started under Bush, to $11 million today.'


    Read more: Obama administration has SLASHED budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45 per cent, says former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary | Mail Online
    In your opinion,how much would be the right amount to spend? Let's say we spent 50 million how would that prevent these types of bombings? How much money does safety cost and how much surveillance do you think is required on the citizens to prevent these types of things from happening. Are you willing to be stopped and searched everytime you leave your house or job. How about when you're walking down the street and a cop just wants to search you for bombs?
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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Obama tells the dept of homeland security where to spend the money congress allocates to them.
    Not really, Congress is heavily involved in Homeland Security. They created the monster.
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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    In your opinion,how much would be the right amount to spend? Let's say we spent 50 million how would that prevent these types of bombings? How much money does safety cost and how much surveillance do you think is required on the citizens to prevent these types of things from happening. Are you willing to be stopped and searched everytime you leave your house or job. How about when you're walking down the street and a cop just wants to search you for bombs?
    IMO that was the LAST place to cut spending!

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