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As Obama Shuts Down Border Fence, Homeland Security Chair Asks for Border Security Plan

As Obama Shuts Down Border Fence, Homeland Security Chair Asks for
Border Security Plan

January 17th, 2011

Jim Kouri, Canada Free Press

New York’s Congressman Peter King, the new chairman of the House Homeland
Security Committee demanded that Obama White House present Congress with a
detailed plan to properly secure the U.S.-Mexico border after Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the scrapping border fence project.
Following the Obama administration’s announcement to discontinue work on a
“virtual border,”  Rep. King said in a press statement that the Department of
Homeland Security should “speed up its plan to establish a protected
border.”
The original Southwest Border Initiative program, started during President
George W. Bush’s administration, has only established 53 miles worth of fencing
along the border, and has been plagued by construction delays and equipment
failure. Earlier last year, Secretary Napolitano ordered a complete assessment
of the project.
As reported in the past by NewswithViews.com, the original border security
plan called for a fence and barriers to be used on parts of the U.S.‘s southern
border, but with the Democrats controlling both houses of Congress and the Bush
Administration being weak on border security, the plan switched from a real
fence or wall to a virtual fence using high-tech equipment.
“The Obama Administration must promptly present the people of this country
with a comprehensive plan to secure our borders, incorporating the necessary
staffing, fencing, and technology,” said King in a statement. “I expect the
Administration, in its upcoming 2012 budget proposal, to put forward such a
plan, including timelines and metrics.”
However, the ranking Democrat on the committee, Congressman Bennie G.
Thompson (D-MO), applauded the program’s ending, saying that it has been “a
grave and expensive disappointment since its inception.”
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The Top 10 Obama Administration Investigation Targets

The Top 10 Obama Administration Investigation
Targets

January 17th, 2011

Human Events

Rep. Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.), the new chairman of the House Oversight and
Government Reform Committee, has signaled he will conduct numerous oversight
investigations of the Obama Administration. Here are the Top 10 areas ripe for
investigation for Issa and other congressional Republicans:
(1) ObamaCare: Any
measure that restructures one-sixth of the U.S. economy bears scrutiny
particularly when passage of the bill required legislative bribes such as the
Louisiana Purchase
and Cornhusker
Kickback
. To paraphrase Nancy Pelosi, now that ObamaCare has passed, let’s
see exactly what is in it — and how it got there.
(2) Stimulus: The American people deserve to know what they
got for the $787 billion stimulus package that Obama signed in February 2009,
including how much money was spent frivolously to publicize the legislation. And
where exactly are all those jobs that the administration claims were “created or
saved?”
(3) Freddie and Fannie: Previous attempts by congressional
Democrats to get to the bottom of the 2008 financial meltdown conveniently
overlooked the role of Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac. How much of the housing crisis was due to financial donations going
to Democratic officials, who overlooked financial transgressions at the agencies
so long as mortgages flowed to unworthy credit risks?
(4) Wikileaks: Someone in
the administration needs to explain how the lowly serviceman who served
up secret documents to Wikileaks
could have access to such a large amount of
classified material. And were any actions taken to shut down Julian Assange in
the months after the initial disclosures and before the embarrassing leak of
State Department cables?
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