Analyst: Some GOP Goofed on Spending Votes

Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 02:08 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
James Carafano, senior research fellow for homeland security at The Heritage Foundation, isn’t too pleased with the 70 Republicans who voted Wednesday to keep $280 million for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program.

And he’s not so pleased with the 132 Republicans who supported an amendment to restore $510 million for Homeland Security spending on first-responding firefighters either.
 
“No misstep sends the wrong message more than dumping money into these two programs,” Carafano writes on Politico. “Heritage has studied the COPS program to death and found that rather than enhancing public safety, it has actually done the opposite.”
 
As for the firefighter money, “This program has also been proven demonstrably wasteful,” he argues. “Fire grants were ineffective at reducing fire casualties, failing to reduce deaths and injuries for either firefighters or civilians.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Scientists Warn Florida Governor of Threat From Climate Change

Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 20:06 PM

Five climate scientists warned Florida Governor Rick Scott in a meeting on Tuesday that a steadily rising ocean was a ma . . .

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Ferguson Protests Are About Class, Not Race

Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 19:26 PM

The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, is not about racism but about class warfare and how poor people are not advancing in A . . .

Rep. Paul Ryan: GOP Must Learn From Mistakes in War on Poverty

Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 17:46 PM

Republicans often aren't taken seriously in their effort to alleviate poverty, Rep. Paul Ryan admits, and he suggested t . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved