Homeland Security Cuts for NYC, DC


Just when you thought the Homeland Security department couldn't possibly get any dumber...

The two cities attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, will receive far less antiterrorism money under plans unveiled today by the Department of Homeland Security, which has designated more money for many smaller cities throughout the country.Washington and New York will receive 40 percent less in urban grant money compared to last year, with Washington dropping from $77 million to $46 million and New York falling from $207 million to $124 million, DHS officials said. The combined total means that the two areas bear almost the entire brunt of a $120 million cut in the overall budget for the program, the statistics show.
Chris Beckner has a more charitable view. But I'm with House Homeland Security Committee chairman Peter King on this one: "This is indefensible."
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