Thursday, July 14, 2005

The Homeland Security Market

Through Slate I found this New York Times article -- a shining example of terrorism profiteering by the wise old fogies of the Senate. Here's a quote:

This was a sad week for the war on terror. The Senate voted, disgracefully, to shift homeland security money from high-risk areas to low-risk ones - a step that is likely to mean less money to defend New York and California against terrorism and more for states like Wyoming. Before the vote, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff made a powerful appeal to the senators to distribute the money based on risk. But the Senate, led by Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, and other small-state representatives, put political pork ahead of national security. It now falls to the House to fight for a financing formula that will keep the nation safe.

I suppose one nice thing is that the other chief architect of this plan is a democrat (Joseph Lieberman, CT) -- red and blue can work together...

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