Report: Obama Slashed Budget for Domestic Bombing Prevention by 45%, Spent More on Hawaii Vacations

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 at 7:49 pm

If only he cut back on his lavish Hawaii and Martha’s Vineyard  vacations there may have been money to prevent this atrocity.

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.’

Since he became president Obama has spent at least $20 million on Hawaiian vacations.  How many lives would that have saved?

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5 Responses to “Report: Obama Slashed Budget for Domestic Bombing Prevention by 45%, Spent More on Hawaii Vacations”

  1. It's those damn kids! on 17/17/13 at 2:36 am

    I still blame Bush. Had Bush
    not alowed that original $20 miilion. It wouldn’t have been there for Obama to cut.

  2. MT Geoff on 17/17/13 at 10:26 am

    The marathon site had appropriate security, possibly including bomb dogs — the dogs are good but things get past them sometimes. The cuts here didn’t matter to this incident, but then that wasn’t meant to be taken seriously.
    It does help to point up Obama’s hypocrisy. The more we ridicule him and his Enablers, the better.

  3. PGZN on 17/17/13 at 10:32 am

    Good. I shouldn’t be paying for security at an event in Boston anyway. Cut the rest of it it.