Corzine – Lautenberg To Blame For Funding Cuts To NJ
Codey in his State of the State address, faults President Bush for cutting homeland security funding to New Jersey. We will remind the Governor, the Congress appropriates funds, not the President. The red state – blue state, Republicans vs. Democrats line might seem like a plausible excuse, the trouble is it isn’t true.
This year, New York City will get more than four times the funding - $207.6 million versus $46.7 million - it got last year, while Washington and Los Angeles will see more than double the amounts of their previous grants. Chicago and Boston will receive about a third more in grant money. All “blue” cities and states, all represented by Democrats in the Senate.
It is the result of the poor representation on the part of Senators Corzine and Lautenberg, New Jersey is getting $60.8 million, down from $91.7 million in 2004.