Theodore's World: Anti-America Obama Cuts NY Anti-Terror Funds Even After Times Sq. Bombing Attempt

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May 13, 2010

Anti-America Obama Cuts NY Anti-Terror Funds Even After Times Sq. Bombing Attempt

Obama to cut NYC anti-terror funding even after Times Sq. bombing attempt

New York Post

The Obama administration will announce tomorrow it has slashed anti-terror funds for New York City, despite the attempted Times Square bombing less than two weeks ago that underscored the enormous threat to the city.

The Department of Homeland Security informed New York officials yesterday that grants to the city were cut 27 percent for mass transit security and 25 percent for port security.

The mass transit funds dropped $42 million, from $153 million last year to $111 this year.

Port security funds suffered a $11.2 million cut, from $45 million to $33.8 million, officials said.

The timing of the announcement drew howls from New York lawmakers on Capitol Hill, whose recent pleas for increased anti-terror spending in the Big Apple – along with the same plea from Mayor Bloomberg – fell flat.

They said the Times Square bomb attempt shows that New Yok remains the top target for terrorists and that the city deserves the lion’s share of federal spending on security.
"For the administration to announce these cuts two weeks after the attempted Times Square bombing shows they just don’t get it and are not doing right by New York City on anti-terrorism funding," Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said.
He urged the White House to reconsider its decision.
"Instead of distributing funding all over the country, they should focus their attention where the greatest threat exists — right here in New York," he said.

Homeland Security officials did not immediately respond to questions about the funding level. But they previously said the city receives ample funding, despite cuts.

Rep. Pete King (R-LI), the ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, said the cuts were "dangerous and unconscionable."
"The threat against New York City, the top target of al-Qaeda, is increasing, not decreasing," he said, noting that the city has been the target of at least 11 foiled terror plots since 9/11.
"The Times Square attempt served as a wake-up call for many, but apparently not for the Obama Administration, which should be dramatically increasing New York City’s homeland security funding, not decreasing it."

It is not the first time President Obama has short-changed the city on homeland security dollars.

Obama has moved for the second year in a row to eliminate a $30 million program called "Securing our Cities."

It would create a ring of radiation detectors around the city to monitor for nuclear and dirty bombs.

Last year, Schumer and King succeeded in fighting to restore $20 million for the nuke detectors along highways, toll plazas, bridges, tunnels and waterways.

The administration also decided to redeploy the Coast Guard’s Maritime Safety and Security Team in New York to Boston Harbor.


Wild Thing's comment........

What's wrong obamaIslam you disappointed your brother in allah failed on his mission you !!?? After all, in the immediate wake of the muslim terrorist at Ft. Hood, Obama said ‘let’s not jump to conclusions’

This POS will probably “cut the ribbon “on the new Trade Center FU America” mosque.

Posted by Wild Thing at May 13, 2010 07:55 AM


I got to give Schmuckie credit, he does represent New York well. Then there's schmuckies dark side.

Obama's a muslim all the time now, before he lied to the country and said, his christian faith, ever after he slipped up with steponallofus, stepie jumped in and said,"christian faith' and the barry corrected it to carry on the charade. The genie's out of the bottle now, and bary don't care who knows it.

Bald face lies to the electorate should be another ground for impeachment. Because totally changed who he is. He misrepresented himself with purpose.

Posted by: Mark at May 13, 2010 11:16 AM

There are so many things,coming out of late, that indicate that Obama is really not in charge of anything.

He is merely a figurehead or a puppet if you will, who is at the mercy of those in control.

Those being the Soros',Emanuels' and Alinskys', and their ilk.

This President has been nothing but an attractive individual , who,speaks well, and fit the qualifications, set down by the aforementioned 3, from the very beginning.

The fact that he shares in the beliefs of Soros, Alinsky and the like, is a plus , for those who manipulate him.

Any one who thinks otherwise is a fool.

Posted by: SEAN H. at May 13, 2010 11:21 AM

Maybe if we're lucky, he'll have an aortic aneurysm while he's in New York. The fatal kind.

Posted by: Eddie (A libs worst nightmare) at May 13, 2010 12:17 PM

Or maybe a pulmonary embolism.

Posted by: Eddie (A libs worst nightmare) at May 13, 2010 12:18 PM

You have got to give him credit for uniting the country...against him.
Friends in New York polotics tell me that a third of the Jewish Liberals have shifted away from the Democrats. Dick Morris may be right and there may be a near collapse thhis elections.

Posted by: Avitar at May 13, 2010 12:31 PM

Mark, haha good way to put it about Schmuckie.

SEAN, I agree so much, Obama is a tool a perfect one they really have been waiting for. With his background and infuence and his whole personality even makes him dangerous for us and America but just what Soros has been looking for.

Eddie, I sure don't wish him well that's for sure.

Avitar, excellent your so right. United against him and more people waking up each day.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 14, 2010 04:15 AM