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    Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    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

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Should you make troll polls?

    Yes?
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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Should you make troll polls?

    Yes?
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    It's a simple and honest question, the kind you libs seem to hate.

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    It's a simple and honest question, the kind you libs seem to hate.
    Should I take at face value that the 9 million was being spent wisely? According to conservative reasoning on the nature of government, it is at least possible the money was graft and slashing it did not affect the efficiency of our responses to domestic terrorism.
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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Should I take at face value that the 9 million was being spent wisely? According to conservative reasoning on the nature of government, it is at least possible the money was graft and slashing it did not affect the efficiency of our responses to domestic terrorism.
    So I'll put you in the no column. I myself think Bush wasn't spending enough and obama cutting even that pittance is somewhat disturbing. He should at least put back the money he took out in light of what just happened.

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    So I'll put you in the no column. I myself think Bush wasn't spending enough and obama cutting even that pittance is somewhat disturbing. He should at least put back the money he took out in light of what just happened.

    Based on what? The number behind the dollar sign?

    Having a huge domestic terrorism budget is pointless when you can't apply expensive technologies like drones or surveillance satellites against them.
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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Based on what? The number behind the dollar sign?

    Having a huge domestic terrorism budget is pointless when you can't apply expensive technologies like drones or surveillance satellites against them.
    Intelligence is paramount in these kinds of things, drones and satellites are completely useless.

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Intelligence is paramount in these kinds of things, drones and satellites are completely useless.
    According to popular perception, the extensive airport examinations that have begun to lapse due to loss of funds were pointlessly intrusive.

    Anyway, the point is that the action that can be taken against American civilians and even residents is highly regulated even under the Patriot Act. You can only produce as much information as you are legally empowered to produce.
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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    According to popular perception, the extensive airport examinations that have begun to lapse due to loss of funds were pointlessly intrusive.

    Anyway, the point is that the action that can be taken against American civilians and even residents is highly regulated even under the Patriot Act. You can only produce as much information as you are legally empowered to produce.
    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.

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    Re: Should obama rethink his funding cut for domestic terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    It's a simple and honest question,
    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

    the kind you libs seem to hate.
    Im not a "lib"


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