Administration Proposes Significant Cuts to Benefits of Slain Officers

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    BTW: "Killings of police officers reached their lowest point in decades last year, but are rising so far this year."
     
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    from your link:

    "A Justice Department finance spokeswoman told FOX News that the proposed cut is a false statistic because the program requires "mandatory funding," which means the money is automatically paid to all the families of slain officers.

    The proposed reduction to $60 million pertains to a projection for the Justice Department's planning purposes and last year's figure was high because it included a number of families that weren't in the system before, Justice spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz said.

    "Any family member who is eligible for benefits under this program will receive them," she said. "If the amount of claims surpasses the amount requested, the program will be further funded."

    i wonder if this counts towards the $17B obama said he's cutting?
     
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    I think, more likely, that Faux News is full of bull....

    as per usual

    it's amazing they don't hurt themselves with all that spinning.
     
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    Aren't you one of the ones frequently complaining about Govt spending? Maybe I'm confusing you for others.
     
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    I bet there are other boondoggles like this embedded in the budget cuts. This one is just going to slow down the process of getting help to these families. Nothing like taking away incentive for cops to do the job...
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I would love to see cuts in welfare both corporate and personal . I wonder how well that would go over?
     
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    Yeah Care, real funny. :cuckoo:

    This cut, if passed, will delay getting help to those who REALLY need it. Ask any cop what he/she thinks about it.
     
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    Actually I don't think the feds should be paying this in the first place-cut it out, wholly.

    The aid to families should come from local or county governments, along with police benevolent societies.
     
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    actually, i read the same thing on the other news outlets yesterday...cnn, cbs, msnbc
     

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