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New York Politician’s Cry foul over Administration’s cut of $53 Million from the cities anti-Terror funding…..

President Obama is going to get an earful when he visits New York City to thank the  NY City Police Department  for its work in the Times Square attempted bombing……and to political fundraise for the Democratic party…

Senator Chuck Schumer and House Member Peter King have already made the media rounds…..

The city and surrounding area will receive $111 Million in funds from the Federal government for anti terror programs this year for transit and port security……

The money will go to the New York City and Port Authority of NY and NJ police Department’s principally…..

The Homeland Security  Department is already trying to handle the media onslaught…

Mayor Bloomberg has already been to London to study their Security Camera Program with Police Commissioner Kelly this week….

Look for some face-saving on the amount of money to come to the city from the President……

New York City does seem like the first stop for terrorist’s to get media attention….

[ A Port Authority Police Canine Team patrols JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 ]

Eleven days after the botched plot to bomb Times Square, the Obama administration on Wednesday slashed some $53 million from the city’s terror-fighting budget.

“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,” fumed Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

To top it off, the news comes as President Obama comes to town today to tap the city’s deep pockets for the Democratic Party.

“The President seems more interested in raising money for political campaigns than providing New York the money it needs to defend itself against Islamic terrorism,” said Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.), the top Republican on the Homeland Security Committee.

The cuts, to be announced Thursday, target the annual allocations for transit security and port security, legislators said.

The New York City area will get $111million for transit security in the final 2010 budget – a 27% chop from last year’s $153 million. The port security program is getting chopped from $45 million to $33.8million – a cut of 25%.
More……..

Note….

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.

More from the New York Post…….

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May 13, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, September 11, Updates | , , , , , ,

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  2. As we speak the FBI has raided a home in Watertown, MA that has a connection with the Times Square Bomb plot.

    I think the nuke detectors are just silly for it will be on a ship in the harbor that will be the delivery system. And as if shooting a rocket into a liquid propane tanker would not cause even more harm. And security always has a blind spot depending on what kind of attack you are protecting yourself against.

    As safes were made to be broken into, and as “soft” target like Times Square, any movie theater, large restaurant, sporting event, and Malls would cause more death and mayhem than knocking off any airliner, we are being saved from disaster only by the incompetence of our enemies.

    Hollywood should pay attention.

    Comment by Manila Calling! | May 13, 2010 | Reply

  3. They are doing raids in New Jersey and on LI…a post is upcoming…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 13, 2010 | Reply


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