Sunday, June 04, 2006

DHS Funding Cuts by Congress Helped Lead to NYC Cuts

While DHS is to blame for saying that NYC doesn't have any icons or monuments being one of the reasons for cutting 40% from NYC, it's not DHS that holds the purse strings.
As an example, funding for the State Homeland Security Grant (SHSG) program has been steadily decreasing over the past few years. The funding cuts were implemented by congress. Next year there is 550 million for the program, down from $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2005 and $1.7 billion in fiscal year 2006. That's a 50% cut.
The funding level for the 2006 Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security assistance programs is $2.6billion. The 2005 funding was $3.6billion.

Where was King on these cuts? As Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee what did he do to fight the huge cuts from DHS by congress?
King voted YES for the appropriations bill.

Place blame for the idiot explainations for the cuts squarely on the shoulders of DHS but blame must also fall on each and every member of congress who voted to cut appropriations.


Anonymous said...

Take the "Naked Ambition" poll from today's (6/5/06) Nesday, page A17:

"Vote: Naked Ambition

Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player?

1. Nassau Republican Chairman Joseph Mondello taking a reserved “king-maker” posture at the Hempstead GOP Convention — then punting by splitting delegation votes down the middle between gubernatorial candidates John Faso and William Weld?

2. Nassau Legis. David Mejias tying his election foe, Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), to the Bush administration’s controversial decision to slash homeland-security funding to the region — a charge King called “using a life-and-death issue” for “petty” partisan purposes?

3. Rep. King, the House homeland-security chairman, conspicuously condemning the funding distribution — when he has been one of Bush’s most vocal supporters, leading Mejias to condemn him as “ineffective, irrelevant or just plain asleep at the switch”?

Vote Now!"

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Anonymous said...

Peter Peter Peter - you and your neo con Republican buddies have the nerve to call John Kerry a flip flopper - you apparently wrote the book on it! Lets see, you have demonstrated dishonesty, hypocracy, arrogance to your constituents you are supposedly serving. And of course, lets not forget the Dubai decable where just weeks afterwards you thought that we should not inspect cargo containers coming into our ports! You dont serve the interests of your constituents - you support the most crooked administration in the history of this country, and are useless in your supposed role as chairman of "Congressional Homeland Security Committee" (what a joke!). Time for you to go(and dont let the door hit you on the way out) - congressman David Mejias will be a refreshing change!