Obummer cuts funding for Republican Kansas’s bio-security project, restores it for Democrat Chuck Schumer’s Plum Island, New York facility. 300 jobs @$75,000 and up, gone. I’m not a huge fan of our entire Homeland Security Agency and in fact I’d like to see it abolished but this seems pretty typical of security as practiced by Obummer.
Of course, Plato warned against exactly this behavior in a democracy; no one listened then and they aren’t listening now.
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas officials were stunned and upset Monday to learn that President Barack Obama recommended no additional funding for construction of a new biosecurity lab, jeopardizing a high-visibility project that the state had seen as a powerful engine of economic growth.
The spending plan from Obama also said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will reassess the viability of the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility planned for Manhattan, near Kansas State University. The project would cost an estimated $650 million and would replace an aging facility at Plum Island, N.Y.