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Sen. Dodd, D-Conn., slashed aviation security funding for pet constituency
Washington Examiner ^ | 12/29/2009 | Washington Examiner

Posted on 12/29/2009 6:43:19 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour

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 a 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. It was one of the few distinguishable features of Dodd's ill-fated presidential bid.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 111th; chrisdodd

1 posted on 12/29/2009 6:43:20 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Pet constituency? Firefighters? Talking about Dalmatians?


2 posted on 12/29/2009 6:44:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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Is Lieberman a Democrat again?


3 posted on 12/29/2009 6:48:19 PM PST by donhunt (No one wants to see GMs new convertible, the Pelosi, with its top down!)
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To: nutmeg

FYI


4 posted on 12/29/2009 6:57:03 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: nutmeg

I SO hope that Dodd stays in the race.


5 posted on 12/29/2009 7:06:25 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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There are countless unused trees with Dodd’s name written all over them......


6 posted on 12/29/2009 7:10:29 PM PST by cranked
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Enemies of the Republic collector's card #6:
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7 posted on 12/29/2009 7:30:53 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The royalty that rules over us is not concerned with aviation security. They have their own private jets and are immune from the dangers of terrorism. Abdula ain’t getting on one of their planes.


8 posted on 12/29/2009 7:58:21 PM PST by SamiGirl
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To: donhunt
Is Lieberman a Democrat again?

No, Lieberman is an Independent who caucuses with the democRATs.

9 posted on 12/29/2009 10:27:13 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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DUMP DODD ping!

Thanks, hoosiermama and Clintonfatigued for the heads up on this one.

10 posted on 12/29/2009 10:36:45 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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Excerpt:

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 a 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..."

11 posted on 12/29/2009 10:41:26 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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BTTT


12 posted on 12/29/2009 10:43:30 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
www.dumpchrisdodd.com
13 posted on 12/30/2009 3:44:02 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: nutmeg

Now we know why Biden went to a firehouse in East Hartford after the campaign fund raising luncheon for Dodd earlier this month.


14 posted on 12/30/2009 3:48:02 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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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 a 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..."

Spread the news and help Conn get rid of Dodd.

15 posted on 12/30/2009 3:54:32 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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THIS SHOULD RID OUR CONGRESS OF DIM DODD Last July, Dodd proposed an amendment reducing aviation security appropriations by $4.5M in favor of firefighter grants (a move that enriched one of Dodd's financial backers).

The federal money Dodd eliminated was specifically intended "for screening operations and for explosives detection systems."

MY ADVICE Dodd should pack his bags and leave now, before he's tarred and feathered and run out of DC on a rail.

Course in the cockeyed world of Obama---Dodd could get a medal for his actions (/snic).

16 posted on 12/30/2009 4:27:08 AM PST by Liz
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Funny how all of these traitors and RINO’s end up with multi-million dollar jobs(payoffs) as soon as they leave office.


17 posted on 12/30/2009 5:07:28 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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Ohaha is making up a list of federal jobs for the OvbamaCare facilitators, soon to be thrown out of office.

Reid will get a top position in the WH.


18 posted on 12/30/2009 8:45:27 AM PST by Liz
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I guess Reid has already made enough money on his shady land deals in Las Vegas.


19 posted on 12/30/2009 8:50:52 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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Sen. Dodd, D-Conn., slashed aviation security funding for pet constituency

Check out #15 and 16.

20 posted on 12/30/2009 10:05:58 AM PST by LucyT
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 12/30/2009 8:28:47 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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