Monday, February 15, 2016

Quickies: Trouble In Paradise?

     I could say a thousand highly critical things about the Dishonorable Charles Schumer (D, NY), but I must give him this: he does fight for New York when the occasion demands it:

     Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would reduce funding for counterterrorism programs across the country by nearly $300 million....

     Schumer notes that the cuts to the Urban Area Security Initiative were included in the proposed 2017 budget released last week by the White House. The initiative helps fund programs in cities across the U.S. to prevent extremist attacks, or respond to and recover from them. The proposed budget would cut the funding from $600 million to $330 million.

     "These proposed cuts are ill-advised and ill-timed and they must be reversed. End of story," Schumer said in a statement to The Associated Press. "In light of recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, and the vow by our extremist enemies to launch more attacks on our shores, it makes no sense to propose cuts to vital terror-prevention programs like UASI."...

     "New York City remains terror target number one and the NYPD relies on these programs to keep us safe," he said.

     Yes, Schumer’s an unprincipled, self-aggrandizing whore, but he’s right about New York City being the terrorists’ #1 target. If anti-terrorism efforts are to receive federal funding – there are good arguments on both sides of the question, but this is not the time nor the place for them – then the Big Apple should remain at the top of the list.

     (Not to mention that it’s just plain refreshing to see a top Senate Democrat lash into The Won. It doesn’t happen nearly often enough.)

1 comment:

Reg T said...

My disdain for Schumuck is so great, I wonder if it is more a matter of him not wanting to lose whatever cut he gets from those funds, rather than a real concern with the state and the city? Just saying.