Thursday, June 01, 2006

"Zero" National Icons

The Department of Homeland Security -- fresh off it's handling of Hurricane Katrina -- has decided New York City and Washington, DC don't need anti-terrorism money as much as say Jacksonville and Sacramento.

DHS determined that New York City has "zero" national monuments or icons. Forget about the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, and Statue of Liberty.

"The Department of Homeland Security and the administration have declared war on New York," Rep. Peter King (R-NY) - quoted in the Washington Post
Anti-terrorism money was cut from $207-million to $124-million. DC's funding was slashed from $77-million to $46-million.

Sen Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Rep Peter King (R-NY) fired off some postcards to DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff reminding him of some of the icons he seemed to have missed (right).

Meanwhile, Louisville, Charlotte, and Newark and all saw massive increases in anti-terror funding. (WashPost)

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