Skip to comments.Colorado Dems want millions for 2008 convention security ($50 million)
Posted on 03/15/2007 3:05:56 PM PDT by Mo1
Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) is asking appropriators for $50 million to cover security costs at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. That amount is twice as much as New York and Boston got from the federal government for the conventions they hosted in 2004. DeGette spokeswoman Brandon MacGillis said she is asking for more to ensure that the host cities have everything they need.
The hope is they wont use all this money, MacGillis said.
New York wound up spending about $50 million on security, and Boston spent $35 million, according to figures provided by DeGettes office.
DeGette was joined in the request by Colorado Democratic Reps. Ed Perlmutter, John Salazar and Mark Udall.
DeGette is a real socialist.
As long as I'm not one of the appropriators, I don't care.
You are an appropriatee (taxpayer) and should care. Most of that money will be spent defending the RATs from their own base. Disgusting.
There's no justification for Federal Government to pay this through taxes especially since this is a "political" event.
The hope is they wont use all this money, MacGillis said"
Is this the funny part? Do I laugh now?
They will need spanish translators!!
Oh please why I get the feeling that 2008 Demo convention is going make 1968 Demo convention look like tea party LMAO
Mo1 what i understand same week of Convention going be same week Broncos are going play Raiders can you imagine Demos going against Raider fan in parking lot
my thought exactly..50 mil..whatever is left over will be spent on dinners, limos, high priced call girls etc..but it will all be spent..guaranteed
Just asking. Interesting way to cover where the money comes from. I say we cancel them both this time. If we can't afford a fence we can afford to be partying.
Dems shoulda chose New Orleans.
There's no justification for what the federal government does for 90% of its activities.
Al-Qaeda is an ally of the DemonRatic party. What do they need security for? Heck I remember bin laden stating that if you were a blue state voter you will not be harmed.
Mary Landru would vote for it ... and then keep the money
They are right to be afraid. And they can spend 100 million, and it still won't make these treasonous buggers feel any safer. They have PO'd millions of Americans with their treasonous and seditious drivel.
Cowards! Have your convention is some "safe" country, like France.
You might considering it's your stuff being appropriated.
I don't understand. Why don't they just grab the paper mache Ghandi off Pelosi's lawn and use that?
Raider fan is much more likely to be a rat than not.
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