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Diplomats, National Security, and the House Budget
Center For American Progress ^ | September 18, 2012 | Scott Lilly

Posted on 09/18/2012 3:46:18 PM PDT by Parrotboy

It also deserves resources. In each of the last two years, Congress has cut President Obama’s request for U.S. Foreign Service and U.S. Agency for International Development staffing levels despite repeated analysis by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, indicating that our embassies are critically understaffed....

...Sequestration required under the Budget Control Act of 2011 will take more than $100 billion more out of the program in 2013 if the current Congress does not overcome the impasse over budget cuts and tax revenues by yearend. Those cuts are largely the result of the draconian and unrealistically low budget caps placed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on all discretionary spending, falling particularly hard on the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee with responsibility for embassy security.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: ambassador; budget; libya; stevens
Ahh yes. It wasn't the video, it was Paul Ryan's budget! I had no idea a budget was even in place.
1 posted on 09/18/2012 3:46:26 PM PDT by Parrotboy
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Embassies critically understaffed.....BULLSH*T

I worked in Baghdad for 4 years, providing security for those leeches. Understaffed isn’t the correct term. More like Do Nothing drunks, drug abusers, pill heads, socialists, communists, uber progressives....that, for the most part hate America.

But they love living off that American dime.

2 posted on 09/18/2012 6:25:38 PM PDT by qaz123
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