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.

    Protecting Embassies Costs Money

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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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    Tell me exactly when the senate passed that bill and when did your dear leader Maobama sign it?

    You can't because it didn't happen, the feds have been operating on continuing resolutions for 3 freaking years now.

    Onece again, facts don't back up your narrative. Your a lousy propagandast, you have to have enough truth to make it believeable, total failure.
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    How damn lame can you ObamaBots get?

    vote this administration out folks, they NEVER take ANY REPONSIBLITY for ANYTHING

    First we are told this happened because of a film and now that it did it isn't THEIR FAULT
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    Doesn't take much to get you guys whipped into a "tizzy".

    There's a lot Republicans can do. Remember when they threatened the unemployment benefits for millions of Americans to get the Bush tax cuts extended?
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    yeah. If you can't trust a "Republican aide" whats this world coming to? :dunno: :lol:
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    dean is just another dumbfuck parrot.
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    Pull Obama's dick out of your mouth and go refute it.
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    Is the assertion here that we screwed up in Libya because there was no money ????

    Is that what you are saying ?

    You better be clear or your brand will stay in tact.

    :asshole::asshole::asshole::asshole::asshole:
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    The obama administration apologized for the movie before anything happened, when nobody even knew about the movie, so if it is the movies fault obama has blood on his hands. If it was the movie that started this, why didn't bill mayers mocking islam start the killings of americans?
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    CNN Anchor Soledad O’Brien asks, “Is it true that you voted to cut the funding for embassy security?”
    Chaffetz answers, “Absolutely. Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country.

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) says he "absolutely" voted to cut funding for embassy security – CNN Press Room

    For the past two years, House Republicans have continued to deprioritize the security forces protecting State Department personnel around the world. In fiscal year 2011, lawmakers shaved $128 million off of the administration's request for embassy security funding. House Republicans drained off even more funds in fiscal year 2012 -- cutting back on the department's request by $331 million.

    Jason Chaffetz Admits House GOP Cut Funding For Embassy Security: 'You Have To Prioritize Things'

    (Negotiations with the Democrat-controlled Senate restored about $88 million of the administration’s request.) 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.

    Sorry guys, and you guys really are "sorry". Hillary is out in front on this one. She warned the GOP a year ago. Remember what Rick Santorum said:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfxVR78Pp48]Rick Santorum: We Will Never Have the Smart People On Our Side - YouTube[/ame]
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    duplicate post. but yeah the Repub House voted to cut funding for State dept security.

    Fox TV has gone too far AGAIN!!! People like WillowTree & Stephanie will think they're telling the truth too :eusa_doh:

    Myths And Facts About The Benghazi Attack And Protests In The Middle East | Research | Media Matters for America
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