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NYC & DC Singing The Blues

“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.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060531/ap_on_go_ot/cities_terrorism;_ylt=Au6WDaDh0oX3QOxZYnYusiqs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2Z2szazkxBHNlYwN0bQ--

*Thats what you get when you don’t vote GOP!

Spin it however you want. They are still getting far mopre than everyone else.

Most of it is pork anyway.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Spin it however you want. They are still getting far mopre than everyone else.

Most of it is pork anyway.[/quote]

Yeah, F those cities!

DHS’s reasoning – I think there’s less to this than one would want to imply at first blush:

?The overall grant money was half a billion dollars less this year than Congress had allocated last year.

?There were also more cities to fund this year than in previous years. We are only as strong as our weakest link and therefore needed to take a national perspective in allocating these funds.

?Congress provided a smaller pie and we had more slices to distribute.

?We are not at all saying that New York is any less at risk. In fact New York City, received over 18 % of the total UASI funds this year, more than any other community.

?Their percentage share is roughly the same as last year. In addition, New York City has received more than $520 million through the UASI program since FY 2003.

?We understand the risk better in the rest of the country than ever before. New York has made major strides in preparedness; however there are other urban areas across the country which were also in need of planning and disaster preparedness resources which had traditionally not been provided funding in the past.

NYC has received more than $528 million through the Urban Areas Security Initiative since 2003, approximately 19% of all funds provided through that program since its inception; NYC’s 2006 allocation is consistent with historical allocations as a percentage of total funds awarded through the program.

?In 2006, the New York Urban Area received $124.5 million, or nearly 18% of the total.

?In 2005, the New York Urban Area received $207.6 million, or approximately 25% of the total.

?In 2004, the New York Urban Area received $46.7 million, or approximately 7% of the total.

?In 2003, the New York Urban Area received $149.7 million, or approximately 25% of the total.

I understand the reasoning but cuts should come elsewhere as DHS funding is no different than military spending.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Spin it however you want. They are still getting far mopre than everyone else.

Most of it is pork anyway.[/quote]

They are getting more than everyone else because they deserve it more than everyone else.

What other city has been hit twice by terrorists?

But it obviously doesn’t matter who these cities usually vote for, does it?

[quote]harris447 wrote:
Zap Branigan wrote:
Spin it however you want. They are still getting far mopre than everyone else.

Most of it is pork anyway.

They are getting more than everyone else because they deserve it more than everyone else.

What other city has been hit twice by terrorists?

But it obviously doesn’t matter who these cities usually vote for, does it?

[/quote]

If it was a matter of giving money to the cities that vote Republican, DC and NYC would never have gotten the biggest share in the firts place.

They are STILL getting the biggest share.

This is not about how these cities vote.

You guys are really reaching with this one.

Why do does Wyoming get much more per capita?

[quote]Marmadogg wrote:
Why do does Wyoming get much more per capita?[/quote]

Because three people live in Wyoming.