$55 Million in Homeland Security Funds Taken from States
The Washington Post
The Postal Service undoubtedly needs the money, and a program to ensure that medicine and vaccines are available in the event of emergency is obviously good policy. Couldn't we have found a better source for the money, though? States and local governments are struggling as is to meet their basic police and first responder needs, much less their extra investments in expanding a homeland security infrastructure. Unfortunately, the shackles of the administration's reckless fiscal policy are difficult to shake off. At least it shows where their priorities are, as they have no problem passing additional tax cuts.