Obama Reduces Funding for Counterterror Programs by Nearly $300 Million

ByPamela Geller on February 15, 2016
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Which side the President is on couldn’t be clearer. What is inexplicable is why the Republicans aren’t giving him a huge fight about this, and why Chuck Schumer, of all people, is the only one in his own party to call him out. The Party of Treason.

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“Schumer slams Obama budget cuts to anti-terror funds,” Associated Press, February 14, 2016:

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would reduce funding for counterterrorism programs across the country by nearly $300 million.

The New York Democrat is pushing President Barack Obama to reconsider the cuts.

Schumer notes that the cuts to the Urban Area Security Initiative were included in the proposed 2017 budget released last week by the White House. The initiative helps fund programs in cities across the U.S. to prevent extremist attacks, or respond to and recover from them. The proposed budget would cut the funding from $600 million to $330 million.

“These proposed cuts are ill-advised and ill-timed and they must be reversed. End of story,” Schumer said in a statement to The Associated Press. “In light of recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, and the vow by our extremist enemies to launch more attacks on our shores, it makes no sense to propose cuts to vital terror-prevention programs like UASI.”

Schumer, who is expected to hold a news conference Sunday to decry the cuts, said the program is necessary to adequately fund counterterrorism programs in high-density urban areas like New York City.

“New York City remains terror target number one and the NYPD relies on these programs to keep us safe,” he said….

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  • gobeck

    Good, at least we have a Democrat, as me to say what I think most Dems think as well. Just a problem as they will not look like being a Rep… Though, this is very important, to get the President we want is the one wieh no hide agenda like this Obummer and Hilary… Go for it, the world need Trump, this even if I normally vote dems…

  • itchy

    Does this really surprise anyone. Next task will be to appoint a judge with a muslim background and that will be match. He has played everyone and his self serving policies are coming home to roost. The only one tough enough to repair the damage is Trump. Who else is strong enough. This mat praying lunatic will try and do the most damage to the constitution before he’s dragged out of the white house (Little mecca)

    • Scratchy

      I hear mullah Obama is now considering a recess appointment to replace Scalia and thereby swing the court to the left. We’ll see if the spineless Republicans allow this. The twin b@stards, Hatch and Graham who helped put all the current leftists on the bench will no doubt go along with it.

      • itchy

        Strange days indeed.

    • Ted Cruz for President!!

      Cruz is tough smart and more diplomatic than Trump. Trump is not fit to be President. People like what he has to say but he will be a disaster as president.

      • itchy

        I just don;t know Cruz as he portrays a politicians brain of the 2000s. Not saying he’s bad but needs to tough stand on immigration like Trump. Times have changed very much since the start of the millennium and we need a tough leader to reverse this nanny state mentality we have fallen for. Trump so far is thinking very different to other Republicans. Reagan was said to be a disaster when elected and he became a very good President.. If Ted gets in so be it, as long as Sanders and Dillery don’t push us further into the abyss.

    • sodacrackers2

      The real question is he moral enough?

  • Juan
  • lee

    It’s past time they find a pillow under a cold Obama.

    • NJK

      I keep hoping for that, and I hope it’s ugly.

  • rambler

    In the eyes of the WH putz, the American people are the true terrorists, so why waste any money protecting those citizens?

  • Jean le Baptiste

    Barack Hussein is likely using this tactic to aid his “refugee” resettlement schemes. Get as many in as quickly as he can.
    .

    • Nikki Carlito

      The vetting process will be loosened up as much as possible. Obummer is doing all he can to (in his own words) “transform” America into a new, non-European-based society, in which current minorities will be guaranteed to become the majority. This will, in one generation, prove to be 100% effective in achieving Obummer’s stated goal of, “fundamentally transforming America.”

      All of our customs, laws, culture, religions, and freedoms will reflect this transformation as those of us of European descent are replaced and/or die off.The Leftist tools out there (may they burn in hell) looking forward to this have NO idea of what is in store for them when this happens.

      • Jean le Baptiste

        Yes, they are too blind to see that their own children and grandchildren will have to deal with this and will become despised and hated minorities in their own countries. The same is true here in France and Europe in general, but we are much further along in this process than you Americans. We hope that you all will hold out longer than we have. We look to you for inspiration.

    • Dr. Doomsday

      Uh huh

    • joe1429

      Most people dont know .. obama in his last yr, has begun a superrintegration, program of suburban neighborhoods, accross the usa. The program takes an accounting of the demographics of the neighborhood, than withholds fed subsidies, until become more integrated. Congress has threatened to stop him… but so far has done Nothing!!!

  • wilypagan

    Schumer and all of the other liberal Jews who supported Obama will soon receive their karmic desserts. Obama’s army of rapefugees do not like Jews.

    • frog man

      Bingo. Schumer and the other dumbass leftbots should have seen where all this was headed! Keep it up with the “Christians are the enemy.” BS, and we’re all going down the shiite hole together!

    • J Ian

      There are several Federal agencies, and non profit agencies that govern the refugee programs. Stop blaming the Jewish people in our country for executive policy decisions. It makes you sound like you might be an “asshole”

      • wilypagan

        Calling me a name does not change the facts. I will blame those who deserve to be blamed. The example, Zuckerberg, who cozied up to Merkel and who scrubs references to European refugee rapes or criticism of Muslims from Facebook.

        • J Ian

          You’re not even in the debate. Refugee programs have nothing to do with Jewish people or Israel. And your “age old”, Jews control the media reference is boring. You’re a child. Go home

          • wilypagan

            I notice you never responded to my comment about Zuckerberg’s actions in support of Merkel.

            I never said anything about the “Jewish people or Israel”. Do consider a reading comprehension program.

            When liberal Jews support flooding the West with Muslims they will eventually bring about their own demise.

          • J Ian

            Once again, Jews have nothing to do with Immigration law. The countries you are referring to, are Parliamentary democracies. Jews in those countries and organizations represent less than .0001 of the effective policy decision makers. therefore, it is 100% impossible, and logistically impossible for any conspiracy regarding Jews controlling immigration. And please, if your so fucking dumb, you cant figure that out, then go away

          • wilypagan

            I believe the contraction you were looking for is you’re, genius. Still no rebuttal to the fact that Zuckerberg is working with Merkel, a politician to scrub Facebook of anti-rapefugee posts?

          • J Ian

            Zuckerberg, does not effect immigration policy of the EU.

          • wilypagan

            He does if he prevents the public from knowing the effects of the so-called refugees on public safety and women’s rights. Deleting accounts of those who criticise Muslims and the wholesale rape of European women by the savage invaders does just that.

          • J Ian

            He is “one” media outlet. Once again, he has no control or legislative capabilities to “effectuate” immigration policies in the EU. But, if you believe that “one media” source, like facebook, controls all of the immigration laws in the EU, you are certainly welcome to that opinon. However, it is baseless and void of facts, law, and policy

          • wilypagan

            I didn’t say that. You have a propensity for misstating my comments. Cooperating with Merkel and her plans to force Europe to accept millions of fighting age male Muslim invaders is unconscionable in my book, although apparently not in yours.

          • J Ian

            I do not support immigration into Europe from Islamic Countries. But, to blame “Jews” for the immigration / invasion, is fucked up. But, people like you blame Jews for everything. However, if I misunderstood your comments, simply state the following: “Jews are not to blame for the immigration policies of the EU.” OK? Very simple

          • wilypagan

            Now you want to dictate what I write in this forum? No thank you.

            No, I do no blame “Jews” for everything. I blame liberal Jews and liberals in general, many of whom are involved with the BDS movement. You are like a dog trained to respond to one word “Jew”. Some Jews are good, like Pamela Geller and some are bad, like Zuckerberg. My point was that those Jews who support unlimited Muslim immigration and BDS etc., must have a death wish and in my opinion deserve what is coming to them. They put a lie to the statement ” never again”. Disagree if you like, but your name calling and BS posts are uncalled for.

          • J Ian

            Real simple: “So you believe, that Jews “Effectuate”, either directly or indirectly, the EU immigration policies ? Yes or no.

          • wilypagan

            Indirectly, through the use of Facebook page to support Merkel, Zuckerberg does and I believe he is Jewish. Here’s another winner for you (in the US): http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/02/17/joy-behar-obamas-color-has-something-do-with-racist-gop-blocking-scotus-pick-black-people-believe-that/

            All the race mongering eventually will come back to bite these people in the ass. Go Trump!

    • Lia

      Except that the Jews can flee to Israel. Where will the Americans go?

      • wilypagan

        America will be much safer than Israel when the SHTF. Israel is surrounded by millions of Muslims. Here in America we still outnumber the Muslims 99 to 1.

        • Lia

          The difference is that the Israelis know the muslims, have a trained defence force and a very much aware populace.

  • DemocracyRules

    I will put a note about this on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s blog. Sometimes he actually listens. The more comments he gets about this, the better. I will quote Pamela directly.
    http://www.speaker.gov/blog
    Meanwhile, this is from Israel National News. This cartoonist is a genius.

  • TopAssistant

    Take time to watch: When Islamic Refugees Turn to Terror, December 2, 2015 Civilization Jihad, Domestic Threat, Jihadists, Stephen Coughlin, Video

    Stephen Coughlin explains why the Islamic refugee question is so important and what to do about it. http://unconstrainedanalytics.org/when-islamic-refugees-turn-to-terror

  • Sifter

    He wants another attack. How else can he engineer a suspension of the election next Fall? ‘ Temporary’, of course.

    • Robert Bayer

      Count on it and prepare accordingly.

  • chris wolf

    He’s thrown $2-3 trillion out of a helicopter over Africa and islam.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    It wouldn’t matter if he raised it by the same amount, counter terror is still a gelding. Sure, America looks like it has some sort of security, but, how often is it reported that a criminal terrorist muslim was “know to the fbi or police or someone”? If the information is ignored, the budget is wasted. When the administration deliberately disregards or destroys information, it is time for a new administration.

  • El Cid

    Obama was clear. America was and is made stronger by Islam. Counterterrorism is a tool working against Islam. Why would he want that?

    He has deliberately positioned the next presidential contest about Islam by referring to the debate on the Republican side as “anti-Muslim hatred”.

    Will Americans finally have enough?

  • Darrell Standing

    http://i.imgur.com/9xq7hrU.jpg

    O/T but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the passing of the Great Constitutional Warrior … Antonin Scalia … RIP … God save our Republic and the Constitution !!! 😎

  • Obama is Evil

    Obama visited the Islamic Society’s mosque in Baltimore, he asked the FBI for its opinion of the mosque. FBI investigators informed Obama of the mosque’s ties to terrorism. They urged him not to confer it with the legitimacy that comes with a presidential visit.

    Obama ignored the FBI’s advice.

    When this traitor is finallly kicked out of the white house it will be a good day for the world.

    • Lia

      Whoever (if anybody at all) next goes into the WH will first have to fumigate the entire place.

    • Brenda Iburg Morales

      OBVIOUSLY it’s never going to happen. Any other president would have been tried by now. I absolutely am disgusted with all the puppets in Washington. I have never disliked a president, or person for that matter, so much.

  • Dr. Doomsday

    Just redistribute the wealth.. and Islam, bullets.. death, misery..

    • Robert Bayer

      There are so many awesome political images on this comment section string! Will copy and repost.

  • RCQ_92130

    Lucky for us CONGRESS, not the Muzzie-in-Chief, holds the purse-strings, and it’s controlled by the mighty and worthwhile GOP-E.

    ha ha ha ha ha

    Not even funny, is it?

  • GoCutUrSelf

    That was money to help support isis but now they are self sufficient. We make terrorists so it’s counterproductive to spend money on counterterrorism programs. Geez –

  • mjazzguitar

    The ∅bama administration ordered the DHS to scrub all files of Muhammadans who had ties to terrorism, right before the underwear bomber attempted to take out an airliner.
    Then he blamed faulty intelligence.

  • roger

    What Obama really wants is for a few terrifying events that subdue the people in fear and submission to Islam and in the mean time that there be zero reporting of Islamic terrorist activities.

    • roger

      Also think of all the outreach he could do with $300 million , plus funding to groups like al Qaida, Isis , the black flag of Jihad on all schools , new Mosques and funding for left wing groups to stir up trouble in Israel.

  • NJK

    Looks like he’s setting us up.

  • Robert Bayer

    However much I generally despise Schumer .. he has spoken out against Obama’s foreign treason policy decisions … far more than the GOP puppets in congress presently.

  • billwhit

    This pathetic 3rd World Kenyan Muslim Queen, B. Hussein Obama, is nothing more than a Jihadist in a suit and working our nation, from the inside, to advance the perversions and atrocities of Satan/Allah’s Islam! Best thing that could happen to our nation, and the world, is for Hussein Obama to die! Only his ignorant, ill informed, liberal lazy lapdogs would be upset, the ones who’s votes are bought with Freebies, but those people are not intelligent enough to remember why they are upset for long. Yes, Obama, please give us your Obituary as tomorrows Headline! That would truly be a Blessing to have this Islamic Homosexual Fecal Maggot of Satan/Allah be sent to Hell, where he will spend Eternity!

  • Cappy1437

    Obviously, the finger up in that photo was intentional. For many Americans, they know that is not an appropriate concentrating, thinking pose. Obama is sending a message. He willingly wants to compromise the safety of the United States because he intends to destroy it. It’s his agenda. It is his goal. He is part of the caliphate. Unfortunately, there’s alot of stupid union voters out there who don’t have a clue. They’re dumbed down and low informed people who shouldn’t be allowed to vote. They want handouts and freebies and expect things to be given to them via the unions.

  • Drew the Infidel

    We don’t have a space program anymore either and forced to hitchhike with the Russians but we do have a record number on welfare, the lowest labor participation rate in over forty years, and the lowest rate of home ownership and now this? Just another in Obhammud’s long unbroken string of failures.

  • sakovkt

    Republicans give ObanGo a “huge fight’???
    HHahhahaaa!
    Oh, pPULleeeeeease!
    Have you heard Pual Ryan’s latest spiels?
    Elect more Repooblikans? Elect a Repoob POTUS?
    Or, we can’t do a thing!
    They’re holding Conservatives hostage because they know we’re on to lying, two faced jerks.
    Things have never been easier for Democrats since Repoobs took the majority in Congress!
    Why would we elect more Repoobs in Congress? Congress has sold out, completely, both parties, and there is really no sense in even worrying about it.
    Martin Shkreli was CLASSIC! Love the Guy!
    Exactly my sentiments, even for Trey Gowdy.
    Come on!Q
    How long has this Benghazi committee been playing charades?
    No one is going to get indicted and we know it.
    When Congress gave up the power of the purse, it was all done, iaw the Constitution and they HAVE to know that.
    You watch!
    McConnell will call recess. ObanGo will appoint Loretta Lynch for Supreme Court, and Repooblikans will complain there is nothing to be done except elect Jeb or Rubio POTUS, so we can “secure the border” before we do anything else, which means we’ll be flooded with Muzzies like Europe, which was the idea, all along.

  • sakovkt

    I wouldn’t doubt there is a lot of excess money in the counter terrorism fund, given how little it actually does.
    Truth is, ObanGo policies intentionally don’t work and there really isn’t much sense in spending money on them.
    Apropos that cities like NY should get the hit because that is where the politics is determined and it is the cities which will have to take it in the neck before any of this changes.

  • Lia

    No Republican protest?

  • Benton Marder

    It looks like Chuck Schumer has grasped something essential. He is of Jewish family. He knows that, first thing they do when they get the power, the Muslim Hordes will start killing Jews/. His position is ‘enlightened self-interest’, a putting survival over ideology. Unfortunately, too many others lack this instinct.

  • Up Huff

    Typical Democrat, Schumer is. MONEY is the key to everything. But that being said, Obama’s clearly in favor of the Muslims and it is equally apparent- at least to me- that he doesn’t give a damn how many Americans die at the hands of Muslims.
    He should have been tried, found guilty, and shot for his Anti-American acts LONG before now.

  • This is a ruse: Obozo is using this to assure he has as few problems as possible loading the US up with radical Islamists under his prized refugee program. He is truly bent on destroying this country! And where are our worthless Republicans? For crying out loud, Chuck Shummer is making a bigger squawk about this than our supposed representatives!

  • Mindy Robinson

    obama is flipping people off, his hand configuration is not natural, it is by design.

    • ljm4

      ever notice how he uses his hands to indicate his leanings? We see the American finger used in the pic above. Then he holds his political islamic right hand index finger high in ‘solidarity’ with islam. Isn’t he special…

  • thefounderswereright

    talk, talk, talk, just impeach the S.O.B. and charge him with treason .

  • ljm4

    Don’t you just love it when the bamster shows his love for Americans with his left hand middle finger? It’s the double meaning that give me a chuckle…He’s so subtle!