Skip to comments.Senator Questions Homeland Security Spending
Posted on 12/18/2012 11:51:27 AM PST by John Semmens
Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla) charged that the Department of Homeland Security has squandered huge sums in its Urban Area Security Initiative grant program. Included in his list of dubious outlays were funds used to buy sno-cone machines in Michigan, a video produced by the City of Jacksonville, Florida warning residents to be wary of people with above average intelligence, and travel to posh resorts for security training conferences.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended her agency and maintained that the Senators understanding of security matters is deficient. We carefully consider each grant request. We wouldnt approve any spending that wasnt warranted.
Considering the specific items he cited, it is our opinion that the sno-cone machines contributed to boosting morale among the states law enforcement officials, she contended. Jacksonvilles warning was apt since highly intelligent criminals can plan large and complex terror operations. And holding training sessions at five-star resorts encourages higher attendance.
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Department of Homeland Security. The new agency with the creepy Nazi sounding name. It has the same number of personnel as the USMC, and twice the budget,,,,,and it’s aimed squarely at the American people.
Well duh! New Government agency doubles in size, scope and budget. Yawn.