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Jason Chaffetz Admits House GOP Cut Funding For Embassy Security

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Flintlocker, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Flintlocker

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    Jason Chaffetz Admits House GOP Cut Funding For Embassy Security: 'You Have To Prioritize Things'

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/jason-chaffetz-embassy_n_1954912.html?utm_hp_ref=politics


    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) acknowledged on Wednesday that House Republicans had consciously voted to reduce the funds allocated to the State Department for embassy security since winning the majority in 2010.

    On Wednesday morning, CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien asked the Utah Republican if he had "voted to cut the funding for embassy security."

    "Absolutely," Chaffetz said. "Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country. We have…15,000 contractors in Iraq. We have more than 6,000 contractors, a private army there, for President Obama, in Baghdad. And we’re talking about can we get two dozen or so people into Libya to help protect our forces. When you’re in tough economic times, you have to make difficult choices. You have to prioritize things.”

    For the past two years, House Republicans have continued to deprioritize the security forces protecting State Department personnel around the world. In fiscal year 2011, lawmakers shaved $128 million off of the administration's request for embassy security funding. House Republicans drained off even more funds in fiscal year 2012 -- cutting back on the department's request by $331 million.
     
  2. countrygun

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    Sorry, the crap is stuck to the Administration's fingers
     

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    Huffington Post. REALLY?

    You need a tune-up. :upeyes:
     
  4. Gunnut 45/454

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    Up until the 1990's US embassy security was the perview of the USMC! When Billy "I'll poke anything" Clinton gutted the Military they had to hire outsourced security! I think we should have actual professionals back in charge of security- the USMC! Remember what came out of the hearings yesterday is a total dislike for Military personel by our State Dept. It's a whole lot cheaper to pay a squad/platoon of marines then it is to pay Cilivian Security! Again another epic fail by the Flintlicker!:rofl:
     
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    1. More Democrats than Republicans voted yes on that bill.
    2. The State Department has been directing critical funds to highly overpriced Chevy Volts.

    Swing and a miss.
     
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    Wow. Democrats continue to have their way even when Republicans hold the reins. How interesting. :whistling:
     
  7. countrygun

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    So, how did the Obama administration do on the issue of overseas service members ballots? They have had four years.
     
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    Is that post in the right thread? :dunno:
     
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    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/329977/top-revelations-libya-hearing-katrina-trinko
     
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    Even if true, why did Obama et al lie and coverup the situation?

    Nice try. But go ahead, keep defending lies and coverups.
     
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  11. countrygun

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    Well the Democratic administration has had that on their desks for almost 4 years. Seems to me it points out that Democrats manage to screw up without Republicans to blame.

    BTW why didn't the Democratic administration fix that problem? Maybe because Obama is a failure?
     
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    Wasn't the legislative brance and executive in the control of the dims for 2010? Have we had a budget in the last 3 or 4 years Just wondering.
     
  13. happyguy

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    The Chief Executive (Obama) and the State Department (Hillary) are the ones that are responsible for allocation of resources.

    Maybe if they had spent a few hundred thousand dollars less on Chevy Volt's for certain European embassy's, the could have spent the money to improve security in some of the more dangerous parts of the world.

    But even if they couldn't spend the money saved on security, they are still responsible for allocation of resources and having only three security personnel in Benghazi was dereliction of duty.

    Regards,
    Happyguy :)
     
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    Since, while the House has passed a budget the last two years, but Harry Reid has refused to even allow those budgets to be brought to the Senate floor, or to bring forth a budget of their own, what the House has or has not done is a moot point. Those budgets, and any cuts they may or may not contain, are not in force. Trying to pretend that the failure to provide the embassy with the requested security is because the rotten Republicans cut the budget is more Democrat bullcrap.

    John
     
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    Yeah, and the three guys who were there weren't even working for the State Dept, they were there as personal friends of the ambassador, who probably begged them for some basic protection out of desperation.