Obama Slashed Funding For Prevention Of Domestic Bombings

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As a follow up to Steny Hoyer’s not-so-subtle insinuation that the Boston Marathon bombing would not have happened if not for the sequester, here’s a report from the Daily Mail on how President Obama cut funding to prevent domestic bombings.

Barack Obama’s administration has cut the budget nearly in half for preventing domestic bombings, MailOnline can reveal. 

Under President George W. Bush, the Department of Homeland Security had $20 million allocated for preventing the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by terrorists working inside the United States. The current White House has cut that funding down to $11 million.

That assessment comes from Robert Liscouski, a former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 that killed three Americans and injured at least 173 others.

He told MailOnline that the Obama-era DHS is, on the whole, about as well-positioned as it was during the Bush administration to handle the aftermath of the April 15 bombings in Boston, ‘but the Obama administration has continued to cut the budget for offices such as the Office for Bombing Prevention from $20 million started under Bush, to $11 million today.’ (Read More)

Via Mrs. P. and Weasel Zippers