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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%.
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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 | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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…….

May 13, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, September 11, Updates | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Sen. Reid gets help from two who could get his job……

Senators Durbin (ILL – D ) and Schumer ( NY – D ) will fight for election from their fellow Democratic Senator ‘s for the position as Senate Majority leader if Reid loses in November and the Democrats hold on to the Senate…..

Being good party people….The two have doubled down and are helping the current Speaker of the House raise campaign money…..


Sen. Chuck Schumer invited Harry Reid to spend Monday morning with him in Brooklyn, where some of Schumer’s well-heeled friends opened their checkbooks to help the Senate majority leader’s struggling reelection bid.

Democratic Whip Dick Durbin has invited Reid to join him next week in Chicago, where he’ll connect the Nevada Democrat with Windy City business leaders who’ll pour even more money into Reid’s campaign.

For Schumer and Durbin, it’s all part of a delicate dance. While Capitol Hill insiders say the two men appear to be jockeying to show their fellow Democrats that they’d be the logical successors to Reid, they’re also showing Reid unyielding loyalty where it counts: campaign cash.

So, there Schumer was Monday morning, introducing Reid to the big-money developers of the New Jersey Nets’ new $4.9 billion facility in Brooklyn. Schumer told the developers that he and Reid had been “through war together,” and he called the Nevadan his “foxhole buddy,” according to someone who was there.

“He is beloved by our caucus, from the most conservative to the most liberal,” Schumer told the fundraisers on Monday, the source said. “He does a great job of bringing together 59 Democrats of such broad philosophical and geographic diversity. And the egos are not small. What Harry does is amazing.”

Monday’s fundraiser was headlined by Bruce Ratner, the real estate mogul who owns the Nets — and who has donated more than $127,000 to Democrats in recent years.

While Schumer’s office won’t say how much money the event raised for Reid, cash poured in from a number of developers and real estate types. The event came just hours before a procedural vote on a plan to rewrite the rules for Wall Street, but Reid’s office stressed that the donors who turned out Monday weren’t bankers or Wall Street officials — and that, in fact, many work for Ratner’s company as well as for electrical and construction companies.

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April 27, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Updates | , , , , | 5 Comments