GOP Cuts Could Hit Tsunami Warning System

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    Republican Budget Cuts Could Hit Tsunami Warning System - NYTimes.com


    A spending bill passed by House Republicans last month could affect the nation’s tsunami monitoring system, which issued warnings in response to last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, opponents warn. The plan cuts $126 million from the 2011 budget of the National Weather Service, which runs the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.

    The cuts amount to about 15 percent of the National Weather Service’s $900 million budget, but putting them into effect now would require the agency to reduce spending by nearly 30 percent through the rest of the year.
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    Considering the massive amounts of money the government already spends, if a tsunami warning system is a priority, they should cut money elsewhere.

    For a start, how about the $105B worth of funding that was spread throughout ObamaCare in little piles of slush?
     
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    Next thing you hear, cuts are going to cause the tsunami. :rolleyes:
     
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    Whats are terror threat level right now?

    Warning systems by butt.:cuckoo:
     
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    "Could"???

    Will it or not?
     
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    Examples?

    Or anything that actually helps America is wasted?
     
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    Tsunamis only happen in the movies. Who doesn't know that?
     
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    Shhh, Republicans don't know what a Tsunami is. They think it goes on Rye with Mayo and Swiss.
     
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