Skip to comments.Hillary Laments Lack of Funding
Posted on 01/23/2013 5:40:29 PM PST by Hoodat
Hillary Clinton lamented the lack of State Department funding at a hearing this morning on the Benghazi terror attack on Capitol Hill:
The implication in the exchange is that the Republican led House of Representatives has threatened the security of State Department officials abroad.
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Well....just cutting some of her world running would have provided security for several nations!!!
She’s a flake!
I don’t remember her getting on TV complaining about the State Department not having enough money. I know that Congress stopped some of the money from getting to the State Department for Ambassador Protection which was not smart of Congress, but I don’t remember Hillary getting on TV and yelling about it at that time. So many are responsible for this mess.....Hillary, The Security Team, Congress, Obama, and many more.
Who gave the order to not protect our ambassador? We had an answer 2.5 hrs away.
It took 6 hrs. for all of them to die!
Who gave the order? If that person had given the OK, no one would be dead!
At least from what I’ve scoped out!
FU Hillary and your disgrace to my brothers, and there families!
She is trying to shift the blame onto the nearest plausible republicans.
Wonder how much of that money Hillary and Bill have dipped into for themselves?
With more funding to the State Department ,
we would probably see more arms going to the Mooselimb Buddiehood
P.S. Hillary - Why was Stevens in Benghazi in the first place ?
A State Department errand ?
Someone is doing a lot of skimming —
Why are the Repubs cooperating with this street theatre? This is the 64 millon dollar question - just what was Amb.Stevens doing in Benghazi? No one seems to care or they think we are all too dumb to know that something very nefarious was going down.
Also, why didn’t the illustrious Rand Paul show the video with Ms. Clinton and our PINO giving numerous speeches that this attack was all about that “video critical of islam” (our own Govt. probably produced it).
Perhaps Secretary Clinton could provide information on which approved Federal budget within the last four years contained cuts for embassy and consulate funding.
2012 State Dept Budget Briefing, 14 Feb 2011: “Were investing over a billion dollars in food security, another cornerstone of global security, and $650 million to respond to climate change. These are two whole-of-government efforts against serious and growing threats. This budget also reflects $4 billion in humanitarian assistance for victims of war, refugees, and survivors of natural disasters.
Fourth and finally, we spend 30 percent or approximately $14 billion of our $47 billion core budget to strengthen and sustain our diplomatic and development presence. We fly the flag at embassies and consulates in 190 countries. In each of these countries, we are serving Americans.”
Not specifically what you asked for, but still lots of billions floating around.
I would have paid money to hear a Congressman ask her that on national TV. Besides, the State Department budget has increased fivefold over the last five years.
Sioux-san ~:” ... Also, why didnt the illustrious Rand Paul show the video with Ms. Clinton and our PINO giving numerous speeches that this attack was all about that video critical of islam (our own Govt. probably produced it).”
Considering this committee was to find out what happened in Benghazi and why , Rand Paul showing any video of speeches given by Ms. Clinton would have been seen as being too controversial and adversarial.
Since we have had to wait 4 1/2 months for any explaination from the State Dept. , all of her responses were carefuly rehearsed. Yes this is street theatre.
Understand that this hearing was intended to get answers for the Repubs ; but also, the Dems intent at the hearing was to offer absolution and forgiveness so that Hillary could move on to 2016 .
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