Half Of TSA’s 30,000 Employees Accused Of Misconduct; Nearly A Third Multiple Times

I hadn’t been on a plane in a few months but last week I flew into Atlanta.

I always fall out of the TSA rhythm if I haven’t flown for a while. I always forget to take off my belt. Pretty much every time. Do I take out my wallet? Good thing I remembered to wear loafers this time.

It’s insane. Really, think about it. It’s nuts. Then we have to stand in that machine and get blasted by radiation while we stand with our hands over our head like some sort of criminal.

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A National ID Card Is Coming Soon — and You Will Need It to Fly and Drive

Let’s just make sure everything’s in order…

It’s for your own good you know. If the government didn’t track your whereabouts who would? And what if you’re a terrorist? What then? Yes, everyone must now subject themselves to the ever prying state wherever one goes. Because you know, that’s the spirit of America, land of the free and home of the brave.

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Senators Want Homeland Security To Be a Leading Cyber Defense Agency

If anything Homeland Security needs to go on a serious diet.

 

Homeland Security is a massive Jabba the Hutt-like pile of bureaucratic fat. It is a works program (to a large degree) with far too much power. It is full of waste and cronyism. The last thing this agency needs is to be expanded. We’ve got dozens of agencies trolling through cyberspace already. Homeland just wants an even larger piece of the taxpayer funded pie.

Homeland Security has already eaten way too much pie.

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Was the $1 TRILLION spent on the Dept. of Homeland Security a total waste or only a partial one?

I have always hated the term “homeland security.” What are we part of Bismark’s Germany? That aside the name of the agency isn’t the only thing wrong with the agency. There’s the whole “that it exists at all” thing.

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New Homeland official was key figure in Pennsylvania corruption case

Proving grounds.

 

How does one rise up through the ranks of Pennsylvania politics? One way is to work as a taxpayer funded building contractor supervisor for a state senator who is remodeling his privately owned house. It’s not a bad job right out of college. Illegal, but not a bad job if power is the end game.

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Big money in “homeland security” : Former DHS chief Tom Ridge in selling mode at a trade show.

Now let me introduce you to my friend Mike Chertoff, he’s got some airport weapons detectors you are just gonna love! They aren’t cheap, but hey the taxpayer’s paying….Am I right?

 

For lots of lots and lots of money Tom Ridge and Ridge Global will keep you safe. Just keep the checks from the taxpayers coming – and fast.

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“Homeland Security” Spending Overtakes New Deal (By a lot)

This is discouraging. The New Deal was such a colossal mistake and is what initially set this country on the Road to Serfdom. But the huge outlays of the New Deal, which cost $500 billion in inflation adjusted terms, pale in comparison to the $791 billion spent on “homeland security” since the attacks of September 11th 2001. Now we are not only on the Road to Serfdom but we are also being watched every step of the way.

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How the TSA Wastes Your Money

The TSA is a travesty and an affront to everything I thought this country stood for.  Now the TSA is beginning to monitor our highways. That’s great. It will keep growing and growing and growing until we stop it.

Aside from the fact that the TSA is wrong on moral grounds, it also has a tendency to waste gobs of taxpayer money as the below infographic illustrates.

By the way,

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