2011, GOP cuts Embassy security by half billion, H. Clinton sez threatens security.

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    “This is a disturbing example of the Republicans’ meat-ax approach to cutting every aspect of the government, no matter how essential,” said Senate Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Charles Schumer (N.Y.) in a statement to The Hill.

    GOP cuts to embassy security draw scrutiny, jabs from Democrats - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com

    Last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Republicans’ proposed cuts to her department would be “detrimental to America’s national security” — a charge Republicans rejected.

    Ryan, Issa and other House Republicans voted for an amendment in 2009 to cut $1.2 billion from State operations, including funds for 300 more diplomatic security positions. Under Ryan’s budget, non-defense discretionary spending, which includes State Department funding, would be slashed nearly 20 percent in 2014, which would translate to more than $400 million in additional cuts to embassy security.

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    Everything given to this administration has been tainted by Republican first. Was I right? Republicans have caused more damage to the country than al Qaeda? Imagine the damage they could do if they officially worked together? Instead of Republicans wasting so much time saying government can't do anything right and then making sure that happens. Seems like every time Republicans blame something on Democrats, we only have to wait a day to find out it started with Republicans.
     
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    and yet according to testimony today, there are plenty of assets for security, according to Amb. Kennedy and Lamb.
     
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    You're such a fucking hack.
     
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    The testimony of Andrew Woods was even more disastrous for democrats. Actually, more democrats voted for reduced state department funding than republicans. The problem goes deeper than merely the funding. It really is the allocation of the funding they got. The funding went to support the bureaucracy of the state department first.

    However, if the royal obama regime and the corrupt state department had told the truth about the attacks on the Benghazi compound, they might have gotten additional funding. Instead they hid the increasing activity because it didn't fit with the narrative that Al Quaeda was knocked on its heels.
     
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    How does the GOP make anything happen considering they have no power? Funny, they get blamed for everything.
     
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    They were just asked if budget had factored into the lack of security in Libya and were told that it was not.
     
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    I thought the video was responsible?
     
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    Ambassdor Kennedy and that Lamb lady watched this live as it happens and this Admid still told US that it was the movie.. They begged for more security and the Lamb lady told them to hire Libya people , You know the people who hate us , Man you guys are freaking out. You know he is going to lose so you will do ANYTHING to save his corrupt ass
     
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    Well, if it came from an "aide", then it must be true.
     
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    another rderp fail.

    What percent of the Republicans who voted against it are scientist?
     

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