More dems than repubs voted for embassy security cuts

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    The Senate restored some of the money, but it was still short of what the State Dept wanted. But let's stop the finger pointing, the Dems are just as complicit in this as the GOP.

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    House Democrats opened Wednesday’s House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing by attacking Republicans for cuts to embassy security funding— cuts that only happened thanks to overwhelming support from House Democrats, including House Oversight Committee Ranking Democratic member Rep. Elijah Cummings. In fact, more House Democrats – 149 of them — voted for the cuts than did House Republicans, of which 147 voted for them.

    Read more: Dems accuse GOP of cutting security funding in Libya despite majority Dem support for vote | The Daily Caller
     
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    Who cares who voted for the cuts?

    A small percentage of the hundreds of millions pissed away on the "green jobs" frauds could've kept that funding up to par.
     
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    True, I just wanted to scotch the left wing bullshit about blaming the repubs for insufficient security at the embassy.
     
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    My point is that this isn't about having the funding, but is exemplary of the complete lack of focus of that which is relatively important by the current cabal, in lieu of peddling the trivial and hairy-fairy.
     
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    Bump. In case you missed this thread the first time.
     
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    i'm sure you have a real source for that, right?
     
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    The money really doesn't matter. If they couldn't afford security, they should have pulled our people out. It's really that simple.
     
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    Are people making this argument actually saying that Funding Cuts meant we could not get extra Security in a time of need? Please. If they need security you send a fucking detachment of marines and worry about going over budget later.

    It's a silly argument altogether.
     
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    Sure, here you go:

    House Roll Call #941 Details - OpenCongress

    The applicable part:

    December 16, 2011 Roll call number 941 in the House

    Question On Agreeing to the Conference Report: H R 2055 Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes


    Ayes: 296 (Democrat: 149; Republican: 147)

    Nays: 121 (Democrat: 35; Republican: 86)

    Abstained: 16 (Democrat: 8; Republican: 8)

    Required percentage of 'Aye' votes: 1/2 (50%)

    Percentage of 'aye' votes: 68%

    Result: Passed


    If you care to look, it shows how every representative voted.
     
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