Politicians Threaten to Shutdown Government AGAIN If Taxpayers Don't Give Them More Money to Waste on Themselves and Their Cronies
"The DHS shutting down would be a good thing. TSA does nothing, and the militarized police that the DHS is creating envisages the police as more of an unaccountable occupying force than a part of the community that '"protects and serves'." - Gargle Fargle
"Given what we spend on that Department, we should have tight borders and illegal immigration should be a minor annoyance rather than the unmanageable crisis it has become. But that is not the case. What we do have is a big gang of politician appointees and career bureaucrats taking (cant say they earn them) big salaries and pensions, attempting to look busy and scream about the vital service they provide but actually ACHIEIVING nothing. That and many other agencies should be defunded, disbanded and begun over--either outsourced or under heavy scrutiny." - chic
AP - Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency's annual funding bill. Without action by Feb. 27, the department's budget will shut off.
"There are ghoulish, grim predators out there who would love to kill us or do us harm," said Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee. "We should not be dillydallying and playing parliamentary pingpong with national security."
So what of the sometimes overheated rhetoric, often from Democrats trying to prove a political point?
"If this goes to shutdown," Mikulski said, "this could close down ports up and down the East Coast, because if you don't have a Coast Guard, you don't have the ports. You don't have the ports, you don't have an economy."
Related:"In my opinion the biggest threat to this country and the people in it comes from our elected officials ! The incompetence ,the fraud and waste ,the appointed Czars ,the bloated bureaucracy of committees ,the ruling with a pen , the lies and continual taxation ,the constant nurturing of a dependent society . Government was never intended to be the way it is now that we have a pack of crooks thieves and liars representing the people of this country . You could take any kindergarten class from any school in the country and they could do a better job than this so called educated pompous turds in the punch bowl . As I said this is only my opinion ,I would think there may be others who feel the same way and wonder why we continue to get the same failed politicians in office year after year and they never get voted out . Look at both parties full of pathological liars who lie and cheat and steal and slander to get re-elected to continue the same downward spiral this country is on ,yet they continue to enrich themselves at the American taxpayers expense all the while pointing the finger at the other side and playing good cop bad cop with our lives and our freedoms." - Dennis
The Department of Homeland Security is a total disaster. It's time to abolish it.