Originally Posted by patteeu
If we have so much warning that BigRedChief is sounding the alarm about the vulnerability then we either ought to be building an ironclad defense (likely not possible) or aggressively convincing them that it wouldn't be in their interests to attack us in that way (not Obama's style, IMO).
UHHH it costs money to build out and more money to maintain. They say they cant afford it. Since its not a local group that will threaten it, but a country/state, the feds should pick up the cost.
So what happened, the Dems came up with a bill to attach to the patriot act and the Republicans killed the bill in committe. Saying the states and cities should pay the freight themselves, not the Federal government.
While we are arguing over how to pay for the increased security that everyone agrees needs to happen, our enemies increase the knowledge and capacity to do us harm.
But, WTH right Patteau....... It'll be Obama's fault the Republicans killed the bill.