By JIM SWIFT
President Obama and Vice President Biden revealed their proposed reforms intended to reduce firearms related violence.
The proposal contains a mix of executive actions, regulations, and calls for Congress to act legislatively. The total package will cost at least $4.5 billion in new spending.
Among the new spending the president proposed:
• $4 billion for the president’s proposal “to help keep 15,000 cops on the streets in cities and towns across the country.” (That is roughly $266,000 per police officer.)
• $20 million to “give states stronger incentives to make [relevant] data available [for background checks] … “$50 million for this purpose in FY2014”
• “$14 million to help train 14,000 more police officers and other public and private personnel to respond to active shooter situations.”
• “$10 million for the Centers for Disease Control to conduct further research, including investigating the relationship between video games, media images, and violence
I was suspended from chat? Why? I never lied and can prove I did not! Why did not like the facts on what is happening? Does reality have a problem on our site to save America?
NO on all the above.
Storming Norman is dead, sad to say.
You're right, but even a dead Schwarzkopf would be better than what we have now.
While driving around today I saw what I thought was a police car, I got a little closer and it was a DHS police car. We normally do not see that down here.
How much fed gov pork is buried in this $4.5B?
The amount of pork is irrelevant IF the conservatives of both parties refuse to fund it.. It will die on the vine like all of the owebombs spending proposals should.
If the conseervatives have the cajones to do it. They can kill all of the owebombs spending projects simply by refusing to fund them.
That's one way to get a balanced budget.
Probably the only ay the taxpayer will get some sanity in government.
What a mess. If we were not able to get the voters off their rear ends to get rid of the most crooked president ever, how on earth are we going to get anyone to go and get off their rears to put pressure on the house and senate? For some reason there seems to be a lot of bitching and not much action. Maybe it will be different when someone actually tries to take something away from these people. We will see.