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Sun Oct 7, 2012, 10:12 PM

Obama camp: Ryan budget would have cut embassy security

Source: The Hill

Obama camp: Ryan budget would have cut embassy security
By Julian Pecquet - 10/07/12 05:09 PM ET

Democrats are hitting Mitt Romney over the House GOP budget's potential cuts to embassy security as the Republican candidate and his allies on Capitol Hill seek to make inadequate protection in Libya a campaign issue.

Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), put forward a budget blueprint this year that would have cut non-defense discretionary spending by 19 percent by 2014. While the blueprint doesn't specify cuts to embassy security, applying that figure across-the-board would yield a $300 million reduction in State Department funding for the protection, construction and maintenance of U.S. embassies around the world.

"The president certainly doesn’t need lectures on securing our facilities overseas from Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, who’ve proposed slashing funding for our diplomatic and embassy security by $298 million dollars" just in 2014 alone, an Obama campaign official told The Hill.

"The cuts to embassy security in the Romney-Ryan budget would amount to $170 million more than even under sequestration. Gov. Romney talks a lot about projecting American power overseas, but it’s unclear how he would do that under the budget he’s endorsed that cuts funding for critical State Department programs and security,” the official added.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/260673-obama-camp-ryan-budget-would-have-cut-embassy-security

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 10:20 PM

1. Ryan would rather put US embassies in danger of terrorist attacks

and risk the slaughter of our representatives abroad than fund the necessary means to keep them safe from such attacks. He just might as well say that he'd sacrifice human lives to make the rich richer.

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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:07 AM

2. I'm glad Vice-President Biden will bring that one up in his debate!

Perfect timing!

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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:32 AM

3. What a perfect way to start the drum beat of a new war!

An embassy gets overrun and hostages are taken (now where did this happen before?) and the next thing you know the entire USA is behind a military action of some sort.

Ryan is a moron. Of course he will deny any sort of intent during his rebuttal when his feet are held to the fire on this.

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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:00 PM

4. Ryan's going to flip-flop like his boss.

He has no choice.

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