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

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Thread: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    Not really, Congress is heavily involved in Homeland Security. They created the monster.
    Congress allocates the money to certain departments. Homeland security cut the domestic terror budget in half during the obama administration. Weather he specifically told them to do so is hard to know but they did it under his watch so he knew and either asked it be done or gave it the nod, either way.....

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    IMO that was the LAST place to cut spending!
    You didn't answer any of the questions: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

    From the title of the thread, I thought Obama was now funding domestic terrorism, not just breeding it with his policies.

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

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    Should you make troll polls?

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    Let us know your opinion - you are, after all, the DP expert on troll polls.

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Congress allocates the money to certain departments. Homeland security cut the domestic terror budget in half during the obama administration. Weather he specifically told them to do so is hard to know but they did it under his watch so he knew and either asked it be done or gave it the nod, either way.....

    Congress can earmark where the funds are too be spent. IE, X amount for TSA, X amount for Border Security, etc... They can also reduce the amounts for these areas. To put all the blame one one person or party is not being honest
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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    You didn't answer any of the questions: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?
    Spending more money does not equate to giving up rights, it gives money for intelligence. It allows more feet on the street and may well have prevented this bombing. If proper security had been at the finish line watching the crowd instead of the race this may well have been avoided.

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    Congress can earmark where the funds are too be spent. IE, X amount for TSA, X amount for Border Security, etc... They can also reduce the amounts for these areas. To put all the blame one one person or party is not being honest
    If you can find a credible link showing that congress specifically determined the cut to domestic security be cut in half feel free to share it, until then this is at obama's door.I know he never accepts responsibility for anything that happens on his watch but there should be a clear paper trail here but don't expect 60 minutes to follow it. This will be hushed up just like the abortion murders.

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Spending more money does not equate to giving up rights, it gives money for intelligence. It allows more feet on the street and may well have prevented this bombing. If proper security had been at the finish line watching the crowd instead of the race this may well have been avoided.
    And where does this intelligence come from, how is it going to be obtained? Do they stop and search everyone that carries a back pack or hand bag? How about searching every woman's purse or every briefcase they see. How are you going to have the Gov. protect you without giving up some of your freedoms?
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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    If you can find a credible link showing that congress specifically determined the cut to domestic security be cut in half feel free to share it, until then this is at obama's door.I know he never accepts responsibility for anything that happens on his watch but there should be a clear paper trail here but don't expect 60 minutes to follow it. This will be hushed up just like the abortion murders.
    I didn't lay blame on anyone, just pointed out more then one side. Do you have a link showing that Obama was the one that reduced the money? The rest of your post has nothing to do with this thread. You say you're an Independent but your post says differently.
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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    Congress can earmark where the funds are too be spent. IE, X amount for TSA, X amount for Border Security, etc... They can also reduce the amounts for these areas. To put all the blame one one person or party is not being honest
    And if Congress allows Obama to make the decision instead of specifying how the money should be allocated, then they bear the blame.

    No matter how you slice it, the budget is Congress' responsibility.
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