Obama administration quietly let scho...

Obama administration quietly let school security funds lapse

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Another Bob

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Dec 15, 2012
It's Obama's fault.

Obama administration quietly let school security funds lapse

Before Connecticut tragedy, administration eliminated emergency preparedness program,let school violence prevention programs lapse

UPDATED 23:43 PM EST, December 14, 2012 | By John Solomon and Kimberly Dvorak

Politicians across the country are vowing to do more to prevent school shooting tragedies like the one that unfolded Friday in Newtown, Conn. But over the last few years, the Obama administration and Congress allowed funding for several school safety initiatives to lapse.

Beneath the expressions of grief, sorrow and disbelief over the Connecticut school massacre lies an uneasy truth in Washington: over the last few years the Obama administration and Congress quietly let federal funding for several key school security programs lapse in the name of budget savings.

Government officials told the Washington Guardian on Friday night that two Justice Department programs that had provided more than $200 million to schools for training, security equipment and police resources over the last decade weren't renewed in 2011 and 2012, and that a separate program that provided $800 million to put police officers inside the schools was ended a few years earlier.

Meanwhile, the administration eliminated funding in 2011-12 for a separate Education Department program that gave money to schools to prepare for mass tragedies, the officials said.
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Saint Paul, MN

#2 Dec 15, 2012
The funds were redirected to provide free Obamaphones so the unemployed could find jobs.

No mistake the unemployed have found jobs by the millions.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#3 Dec 15, 2012
So, congress let the funds lapse and you're pretending it's not the wing nuts ?? LMAOROTFU~!
John Boehner

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Dec 16, 2012
We made him do the cuts to keep the TAX ENTITLEMNTS for the rich off the table!

Now that republicans have lost the tax fight, I really think we should have not made the cuts we did and funded school and military safety.

Maybe there's truth to the saying...

Guns Offing People (GOP)

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#5 Dec 16, 2012
Maybe you should blame Congress where the blame belongs.
Steve

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Dec 16, 2012
This thread is a good example of how the right lost the last election. Reason, facts and truth hold no meaning for them.
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Richardson, TX

#7 Dec 16, 2012
All the school secuity funding went instead to fund Obamaphones.

The President AND Congress cut school security funding. Obama is responsible just like Congress. Remember Obama said "I will reach across the isle and make things happen".

THE Federal Government is responsible. ALL democrats and republicans are respponsible. Even Betty McColumn.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#8 Dec 16, 2012
Reagan free cell phones are paid for by ever user, loser...

This thread is a good example of how the right lost the last election. Reason, facts and truth hold no meaning for them.

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