News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush -- Part II
Homeland Security Grants Miss Needs
PT. II - HOME PAGE
PT. II - CONTENTS
BUSH and the MEDIA
CIVIL RIGHTS
-- Gay Rights
THE ECONOMY
-- The Real Deficit
---- Deficit Lies
-- International Debt
---- Children Will Pay
-- Tax Cut Con Game
---- Tax-Cut Lies
------ to Small Business
---- Phony Benefits
---- Hurting States
---- Why Accepted?
---- Cuts Will Backfire
-- Low-Tax Mania
-- Move toward Flat Tax
-- Corp. Tax Dodgers
-- Corporate Welfare
---- Halliburton
-- The SUV Boondoggle
-- Unemploym't Worse
------ Comp. Denied
---- Jobs Not Created
-- Widespread Poverty
-- False Recovery
-- Stock Market
EDUCATION
-- Texas Sch. Scandals
-- Broken Promises
-- Abandoned Youth
-- College Aid Cut
-- Aid to Rich Colleges
-- Textbooks Censored
-- Acad. Freedom Denied
ELECTRONIC VOTING -- --- A Crucial Issue
ENERGY
-- Monstrous Bill
---- Allows Blackouts
---- Bi-Part. Oppos'n
-- New Energy Bill
ENVIRONMENT
-- Bush's "Eco-Speak"
---- How to Tell Lies
-- Crimes v. Nature
---- Air Pollution
---- Global Warming
---- Ozone Depletion
---- Chemical Hazards
---- Loss of Wildlife
-- States Combat Bush
---- Power Plant Suits
-- Pension Funds, Too
LABOR ISSUES
-- Worker Safety
-- Real Jobless Stats
-- Overtime in Danger
--"Productivity"
PUBLIC HEALTH
-- Poor Ranking
-- Privatized Socialism
-- Health Insurance
---- The Uninsured
------ Middle Class
-- Cost of Drugs
-- Medicare
---- A Cynical Bill
---- Favoring HMOs
---- $$ to Drug Co.s
---- Bait and Switch
---- AARP Sells Out
---- Bullying to Win
---- Australian Critique
---- Some Good News
-- Chill on Research
TRANSPORTATION
-- Amtrak
-- Mars vs. Amtrak
WAR OF IDEAS
-- Use of Language
WAR on TERROR
--'Enemy Combatants'
-- Ultra-Secret Trials
-- Homeland Insecurity
---- Funds Miss Needs
WAR on CIVIL RIGHTS
-- FBI Prying Grows
---- Targeting Protests
------ & Anti-Bush Talk
-- Computer Privacy
-- Patriot Act
---- Excesses
------ Cure - SAFE Act
---- Dangers
---- Author's Fear
---- Librarians' Warning
--"Patriot Act II"
---- Death for Protest?
---- Sneak Enactments
-- CAPPS II
---- GAO Criticisms
---- EFF Concerns
-- Guantanamo
---- Conditions
---- Legal Status
---- UK Judge's Blast
-- Torture Condoned
---- Canadian's Ordeal
-- Yousef Yee
WAR on SCIENCE
-- Scientists Accuse
---- Admin. Can't Deny
WAR on WOMEN
-- Abortion Truths
-- Notorious Photo
WAR on WORKING FAMILIES

"Wyoming, the least populous state in the union, has so far received $35.67 in security funding for each of its 493,782 residents. Georgia, home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a nuclear submarine base at St. Mary's, one of the largest seaports on the east coast at Savannah and Fort MacPherson -- often called Pentagon South -- has received a whopping $6.54 per resident."
--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

OUR VIEW

Homeland security grants miss needs

The complete article is currently (4/3/04) available on the Journal-Constitution's website at--  http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/1103/09homeland.html [found through a Google search by article title on the date above]

Excerpt--

 
Given the importance of its task, the Department of Homeland Security ought to be insulated to a degree from the political demands placed on other government bureaucracies. Sadly, it is not.

For example, instead of focusing funds for "first responders" on cities and states most likely to be targets of terrorism, the Department of Homeland Security reserves 40 percent of the money to be allocated in equal parcels to each state, regardless of population. The rest is divided up based on population, regardless of threat level. ...

2004 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution   

http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/1103/09homeland.html

New York Times   September 18, 2003

Counterterror Aid Is Tied Up by the States, Mayors Assert

By PHILIP SHENON

The complete article may be purchased online from the New York Times archives at--  http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F60E11FA3E5E0C7B8DDDA00894DB404482

Summary provided by the New York Times--

NATIONAL DESK | September 18, 2003, Thursday
Counterterror Aid Is Tied Up by the States, Mayors Assert

By PHILIP SHENON (NYT) 624 words
Late Edition - Final , Section A , Page 25 , Column 1

ABSTRACT - Mayors from some of nation's largest cities claim safety of their people is being endangered because cities have not received their share of billions of dollars in federal counterrorism aid promised by Washington after 9/11 attacks; United States Conference of Mayors releases survey showing 90 percent of cities have not received any part of $1.5 billion federal fund to help local emergency workers prepare for attack; bipartisan frustration of mayors is directed mainly at state goverments, where, they say, much of estimated $4 billion in counterterrorism aid dispatched by Washington this year has been bottled up; spokeswoman for National Governors Assn rejects that suggestion and defends decision made by Congress and Bush administration to distribute federal money through state governments, even though it is cities that may face special threat of terrorist attack (M)

Copyright 2003 The New York Times Company

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/18/national/18MAYO.html

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