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Homeland Security funds sno-cone machines and underwater robots
| Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
Posted on 12/11/2012 10:48:51 AM PST by SmileRight
At a time when national security remains a high priority, it seems that a $7.1 billion Homeland Security Department grant program would focus on terrorism. But according to an investigation by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK, the program paid for 13 sno-cone machines in Michigan, a $98,000 underwater robot in Ohio, and an armored vehicle in New Hampshire that patrolled a pumpkin festival.
Coburns report, Safety at Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities begins with this introductory letter:...
(Excerpt) Read more at bizpacreview.com ...
TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homelandsecurity; liberty; terrorism; wastefulspending
This is just one example of what has put us to the edge of the fiscal cliff. Government is seen as a giant piggy bank and anything goes when spending OPM (other people's money). So now that they have investigated, reported and ridiculed, what are they going to do about it?
...13 sno-cone machines in Michigan...
Bet you didn't get one for your mobile kitchen, did ya?
posted on 12/11/2012 10:52:35 AM PST
by Cyber Liberty
(Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
posted on 12/11/2012 11:00:40 AM PST
To: SmileRight; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
I could really use an underwater sno-cone machine and a robot that makes sammiches.
To: Cyber Liberty
Where I used to work they would get all kinds of stuff funded under homeland security propitiation’s using six degrees of separation. No scow cone machines though.
posted on 12/11/2012 11:24:23 AM PST
Snow cone machines are crucial to the war on terror.
jihadists hate those things as much as drones.
posted on 12/11/2012 11:41:17 AM PST
(Looting the future to bribe the present)
Homeland Security is a joke and a massive waste of taxpayer money; worse, it’s simply yet another means to hassle the law-abiding to justify an enormous budget and ludicrous payroll.
It should never have been created; having been created, it should be disbanded and the money diverted to something useful or - what an idea! - the money returned to the taxpayers who earned it.
Skittles and unicorns wasn’t enough?
posted on 12/11/2012 1:03:34 PM PST
(Too many things to say. Not enough room.)
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