Skip to comments.NSA’s Revenue Generating Potential Being Explored
Posted on 02/15/2014 1:31:49 PM PST by John Semmens
The Obama Administration is reportedly evaluating the possibility of using data gathered by the National Security Agency (NSA) to help fund the government.
NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett says that for too long weve been overlooking the commercial opportunities of this vast surveillance project. We know what web sites people have been visiting. We know who theyve been calling on their cell phones. And in many instances weve been reading their emails. There has got to be a lot of businesses that would pay substantial sums to have a peek at this information.
Ledgett speculated that the obvious customers for purchasing this information would appear to be corporations seeking probable buyers of their products or services. But on the flip side we believe that there may be a market amongst persons wanting us to withhold release of data that might be inconvenient or embarrassing. We havent yet developed a refined plan for realizing the full revenue potential, but we are seriously exploring options.
Jason Furman, Chairman of the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers, sees the revenue potential as a heretofore untapped resource. As changing lifestyles diminish the traditional methods of funding the government, as more people choose subsidized leisure over gainful employment, the idea that we can support the public sector by simply taxing productive effort is becoming out-dated. In our so-called information age it seems fitting that we exploit the information the government has gone to such great lengths to acquire in order to help finance the governments needs.
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If you want your privacy, you can buy your privacy.
Obama can use his NSA to sell any and everyone, military, commercial secrets and everyone’s personal data!
Make money for Obamacare!
Save our Nation’s enemies the costs of spying and stealing our secrets and getting blackmailable personal info on USA politicians, business heads, scientists, etc etc.
The possiblities are endless!
John, You got me! I was swearing up and down about commercializing classified information. Double damnation on NSA Deputy Director Ledgett.
You must put a SATIRE warning at top and bottom of these articles.
Or you could rent to own on the installment plan!
Had Enough Yet ?
John is not a satire or parody writer anymore. He’s a fortune teller with this adminstration.
Dare I say: If you want your privacy, you can borrow your privacy...
Right on the money John .... really!
This wonderful new government service should be available to individuals as well as businesses. How about a $1000 pre-divorce “Investigate your Spouse” package?
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