Department of Homeland Security Budget Short Changes D.C, New York

The Department of Homeland Security has decreased the amount of money in its budget for security in Washington, D.C. and New York City. The recipients of this new budget windfall will be rural states such as Georgia and Mississippi. Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, complained that Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff had “promised to fight to increase New York’s formula, and here it is, we’re being whacked with a two-by-four and we don’t hear a peep out of Secretary Chertoff.” “Other states that have very little problems got an increase,” he said at a news conference. “Georgia got a 40 percent increase. Somehow this administration thinks that Georgia peanut farmers are more at risk than the Empire State Building. Something is dramatically wrong.” To read the whole article, follow the link below.

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