Hillary and Schumer.
Buying votes with your tax money.
After all, we have to keep the guys happy.
At least the money is going to something useful. They could blow it on a truck that's reserved solely for counterterrorism (and hope that they got the right truck for that kind of terror...) and sits around rusting and doing nothing, or on a bunch of mark 1 kits that expire and have to be replaced. At least this way, active emergency personnel are getting to use the stuff and become familiar with it, since, like in New York City, they're the ones who end up on the front lines taking care of the damage.
If you have a million people that pass through the subway and you scan them via an inplace system is that more expensive than trying to cover a million people traveling the highway between Alabany and NYC? If the HHS head says the food supply needs protection - is that in the Bronx or on a dairy farm in upstate NY?
And waddya git ??