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    Default Obama administration has SLASHED budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45%

    Obama administration has SLASHED budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45 per cent, says former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary

    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.

    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.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Obama administration has SLASHED budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45 per cent, says former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary

    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.

    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.'

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    I thought republicans wanted cuts?
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    You know, people can't have it both ways.

    The only budget areas that will make any difference in the total budget if you cut them are Social Security, Medicare and defense.

    Unless everyone wants a shitload of new taxes, crap has to be cut...by a lot.
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    I really dislike Obama, but I feel like this is a simple case of Monday Morning Quarterbacking. You can't hold him responsible for something that is almost unpreventable. There's no guarantee that the extra $9 million would have done anything.

    We have to at least be realistic about these types of things.
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    And this is a headline today because?... oh that's right.

    As long as bombs weren't going off anywhere, I doubt that anyone cared what percentage of that budget was cut.

    Maybe it's as simple as saying Hey! we spent how much on bomb prevention and achieved what last year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    I thought republicans wanted cuts?
    Cuts to welfare grabbing lazy ass fucks like your party breeds by the dozen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    And this is a headline today because?... oh that's right.

    As long as bombs weren't going off anywhere, I doubt that anyone cared what percentage of that budget was cut.

    Maybe it's as simple as saying Hey! we spent how much on bomb prevention and achieved what last year?
    I'm sure my mother-in-law is bashing Obama about this. She is a Republican to the core.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    I really dislike Obama, but I feel like this is a simple case of Monday Morning Quarterbacking. You can't hold him responsible for something that is almost unpreventable. There's no guarantee that the extra $9 million would have done anything.

    We have to at least be realistic about these types of things.
    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    And this is a headline today because?... oh that's right.

    As long as bombs weren't going off anywhere, I doubt that anyone cared what percentage of that budget was cut.

    Maybe it's as simple as saying Hey! we spent how much on bomb prevention and achieved what last year?
    oh c'mon boys you can do better than that! common sense must not prevail in a discussion of politics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Punch View Post
    Cuts to welfare grabbing lazy ass fucks like your party breeds by the dozen.
    I'd rather be around them than the machismo, religious, pro war fucks that your party breeds. If I never saw another christian conservative in my life I would be happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    You know, people can't have it both ways.

    The only budget areas that will make any difference in the total budget if you cut them are Social Security, Medicare and defense.

    Unless everyone wants a shitload of new taxes, crap has to be cut...by a lot.
    What about that welfare those nigra's be gettin'?
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