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Sen. Dodd, D-Conn., slashed aviation security funding for pet constituency (BUSTED!!!!)
Wash Examiner ^ | 12/28/09 | Mark Hemingway

Posted on 12/28/2009 12:05:54 PM PST by pissant

Now that our attention is focused on airline security measures thanks to the failed airline attack on Christmas Day, it's worth mentioning that one Senator took money away from aviation security to line the pockets of constituency that supported his presidential campaign in a big way.

Back in July, Senator Chris Dodd, D-Conn., proposed an amendment reducing aviation security appropriations by $4.5 million in favor of firefighter grants -- a notoriously inneffective program. In fact, the money was specifically "for screening operations and the amount for explosives detection systems." The amendment was also sponsored by Sen. Lieberman, D-Conn., and Sen. Carper, D-Del., but Dodd deserves to be singled out here because the firefighters union is a pet constituency of his. In 2007 he campaigned all through Iowa with the firefighters union. (snip)

The text of the amendment is below: (Purpose: To provide additional funds for FIRE grants under section 33 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974)

On page 77, between lines 16 and 17, insert the following:

SEC. X (a) The amount appropriated under the heading "firefighter assistance grants'' under the heading "Federal Emergency Management Agency'' under by title III for necessary expenses for programs authorized by the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 is increased by $10,000,000 for necessary expenses to carry out the programs authorized under section 33 of that Act (15 U.S.C. 2229).

(b) The total amount of appropriations under the heading "Aviation Security'' under the heading "Transportation Security Administration'' under title II, the amount for screening operations and the amount for explosives detection systems under the first proviso under that heading, and the amount for the purchase and installation of explosives detection systems under the second proviso under that heading are reduced by $4,500,000.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: acorn; chrisdodd; larrysinclairslover; obama; wot
The crook is caught red handed
1 posted on 12/28/2009 12:05:55 PM PST by pissant
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To: Jet Jaguar; Ditter

Ping.


2 posted on 12/28/2009 12:07:40 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: pissant

Unless I am mistaken, ACORN received one of these “firefighter grants.”


3 posted on 12/28/2009 12:10:17 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: pissant
These communists do not give a damn, and the MSM will never disclose Dodd or Lieberman for their stupid actions.
4 posted on 12/28/2009 12:10:37 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: pissant

Expose, expose, expose each and every one of the crooks in DC. Let Freedom Ring with the truth. May they all be voted out and may we clean the sewer that is this Administration and this government.


5 posted on 12/28/2009 12:12:23 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: pissant

hard to write Ping with a cat on your lap, but...Ping!


6 posted on 12/28/2009 12:13:59 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: pissant

Dodd’s been screwing this country hard since 1974 when he got FASB 2 enacted into law and killed corporate R&D.


7 posted on 12/28/2009 12:15:48 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: pissant

Send ti to POXNews being they are the only ones who will report on corruption.

Dodd needs a fast track ride to Hell.


8 posted on 12/28/2009 12:19:09 PM PST by cranked
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To: pissant
Well, you need fire fighting grants to study how to handle burning plane wreckage plummeting down on the cities.
9 posted on 12/28/2009 12:19:25 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Gore is the fifth horseman of the apocalypse. He rides an icy horse bringing cold wherever he goes.)
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To: cranked

“Send it to FOXNews....”

This place needs a timed edit button. =.=


10 posted on 12/28/2009 12:19:59 PM PST by cranked
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To: bwc2221

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/07/firefighters-lose-large-grant-to-acorn/

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/acorn-got-a-900k-firefighter-grant

http://www.firefighterhourly.com/firefighter_hourly/2009/10/money-slated-for-lousiana-firefighters-ended-up-with-acorn.html


11 posted on 12/28/2009 12:21:31 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Army Air Corps
Doncha love it when one of these guys gets caught. Not that the news will ever get to all the libs who need to hear it.
12 posted on 12/28/2009 12:26:04 PM PST by Ditter
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To: pissant
The crook is caught red handed

The sheriff is asleep.

13 posted on 12/28/2009 12:26:42 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: pissant
"The crook is caught red handed"

He cannot be a crook - he is a Democrat and his pals are in power!

14 posted on 12/28/2009 12:26:55 PM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: cranked
This place needs a timed edit button.

(it's called PREVIEW, just to the left of the POST button)

15 posted on 12/28/2009 12:32:11 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: cranked

P.S. Even if we had a timed edit button, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference.


16 posted on 12/28/2009 12:33:44 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: pissant
Enemies of the Republic collectors card #6:
> The Hair Ball
17 posted on 12/28/2009 12:46:59 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I agree.


18 posted on 12/28/2009 12:50:58 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: pissant

By far, the sleaziest politician in D.C.

Damn, I hope Connecticut voters send this scum bag packing.


20 posted on 12/28/2009 1:17:45 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: pissant

Think this will get any airplay at all?


21 posted on 12/28/2009 1:23:54 PM PST by visualops (Freepin' on my Pre!)
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To: pissant

bump


22 posted on 12/28/2009 1:36:30 PM PST by lowbridge ("We may be wrong, but the point is, we believe in what we're doing." - Joe Biden)
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To: pissant
Time for Joe Arpaio to head Homeland Security, with an unlimited budget.
23 posted on 12/28/2009 1:49:48 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: pissant

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – Application Information
The purpose of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program is to award one-year grants directly to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical services (EMS) organizations of a State to enhance their abilities with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. Our primary goal is to provide assistance to meet fire departments’ and nonaffiliated EMS organizations’ firefighting and emergency response needs. This program seeks to support organizations that lack the tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the public and their emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards they may face.

http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/grants/afgp/


24 posted on 12/28/2009 3:12:15 PM PST by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: pissant

Just 30 min. ago I heard a local interview w/ Rep. David Price, D,NC.
He of course blamed a ‘conservative’ repub of killing his bill that would have installed body scanners at airports.


25 posted on 12/28/2009 3:12:51 PM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: pissant

Sen. Dodd is a disaster for this country.


26 posted on 12/28/2009 3:13:39 PM PST by apocalypto
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