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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 05:35 PM
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Senate panel attacks homeland security budget (CNN)
Edited on Tue Feb-28-06 05:39 PM by eppur_se_muova
Bipartisan group says funding does not match Bush's rhetoric

From Mike M. Ahlers

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Both Republican and Democratic senators took aim Tuesday at the president's proposed 2007 homeland security budget in a hearing, saying it fails to live up to Bush's strong warnings about the threat of terrorist attack.

"It's a hollow budget and I can't understand it," Sen. Judd Gregg, R-New Hampshire told Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. "I've watched the press conferences where the administration says it is committed to border security and domestic defense, and this budget isn't going to get there."

Echoed Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia: "The president in his State of the Union address said to America, 'The enemy has not lost the desire or the capability to attack us.' And yet a look at the administration's budget reveals an odd, odd, odd complacency."

He added that "the president's speechwriters and the administration's policy writers seem to be living in alternative realities."
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more at: http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/02/28/homelandsecurity...

"...does not match Bush's rhetoric" ?? I am shocked -- shocked, I say! :banghead:

Hey, what gives? Congress seems to be growing some spines...so does CNN...is it COINCIDENCE that they seem to be happening at the same time?

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 05:47 PM
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1. They're out of money; have to keep the funds flowing to Iraq,
doncha know, nevermind the needs of the American people.
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