Saturday, June 03, 2006

Money for nothing

WASHINGTON - The two cities targeted in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks will receive far less counterterrorism money this year in what the Homeland Security Department described Wednesday as an effort to spread funding to other communities facing threats.

"At the end of the day our job is to make sure that we apply resources in an appropriate manner across the full breadth of this nation so that we get the maximum benefit out of those dollars," Homeland Security Undersecretary George Foresman told reporters in Washington.

The panel that guided the distribution of $711 million in antiterrorism money in a process that led to New York City's share being reduced by 40 percent is a shadow player in the war on terror, its work kept secret and its members shielded from view.


Blogger grumpygirl said...

did we even get the original $$$ that was promised to us after 9/11? i remember hearing that we hadn't.

regardless, nothing like putting glow-in-the-dark paint over the bullseye we already have over the city. swell.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Shadowspun said...

I'm probably going to get smacked for this, but it looks like part of the reason is that the DHS doesn't like the way NYC spent the money and part is a cut in the funding of the program itself by Congress. Although, the comment about NYC having no national monuments is a "bit" strange. I wonder what the Lady is, then?

Boston, DC, San Fran and Phoenix also got cuts. LOL. I doubt anyone from my town even applied! We're the home of one munitions factory and within spitting distance of another one. If this were the Cold War, they'd be risks, but not as much now.

5:12 PM  

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