January 27, 2005


Senator says Homeland Security won't get budget increase (LARA JAKES JORDAN, January 27, 2005, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

An influential Senate Republican is admonishing Homeland Security Department officials not to count on an increase in the agency's $32 billion budget.

"I don't think there's going to be more money," Senate Commerce Chairman Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, said Wednesday "In fact, I know there's not going to be more money. I would urge a review of your situation as to how to get the job done better with the money that's there now."

For all the sturm and drang surrounding the 9-11 Commission Report, Americans will tolerate neither the costs nor the inconvcenience that would be required to provide even a minimal amount of national security.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 27, 2005 10:58 AM

Not until the loss of a city, that is.

Posted by: Palmcroft at January 27, 2005 12:18 PM

Voters don't live in cities.

Posted by: oj at January 27, 2005 12:51 PM

If they can send a green card to a dead person...they need to cut the fat.

Posted by: Sandy P at January 27, 2005 1:12 PM

National security through bombing foreigners will never starve.

Posted by: David Cohen at January 27, 2005 3:50 PM

They people would if it would prove effective. The "nativists" OJ deplores would not hesitate to fund it. The larger issue is that Homeland Security is a joke. Besides hassling old ladies at the airport, what's it done?

Posted by: Chris Durnell at January 27, 2005 6:55 PM