DHS says "We Only Spend Money On Homeland Security-Honest!!!

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    DHS says "We Only Spend Money On Homeland Security-Honest!!!

    The Homeland Security Department paid for an underwater robot in a Midwest city with no major rivers or lakes nearby, a hog catcher in rural Texas and a fish tank in a small Texas town, according to a new congressional report highlighting what it described as wasteful spending of tax money intended for counter-terrorism purposes.
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    Yep... shocking,isn't it? And a few years ago, the Dept of Education put out a bid to buy combat shotguns - https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportun...=core&_cview=0

    I guess after-school detention is really tough these days!

    But seriously, how does THAT advance education or education policy? DoEd doesn't need its own enforcement arm, we've got plenty of .gov cops already.
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    There's one agency that can go over the fiscal cliff!
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    2 agency's we'd be better of without, dhs and atf.
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    While we're throwing Agencies and Departments off the cliff add Energy and Education.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    But seriously, how does THAT advance education or education policy? DoEd doesn't need its own enforcement arm, we've got plenty of .gov cops already.
    It's most likely for the investigation of fraud in the system.

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    Education? Really? Id agree they need restructuring but getting rid of it completely seems a bit....drastic.

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    If I look at all of the waste out there I would go crazy knowing that my money is going toward that stuff. So to keep my sanity, it was my money that bought the bullet that kissed Bin Laden on the noodle.
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    getting rid of it completely seems a bit....drastic.
    I would trust the states and local ISD's to spend the money much better. I would trust the taxpayers to demand accountability. I can't really think of a single thing they've done that is meaningful or valuable. They appear to be absolute black-holes. Example: The most recent Secretary of Ed came from the Chicago ISD, which is less than stellar. Weird. Most leaders place successful leaders "in charge"............ I could be wrong about Ed, but think I have a pretty good idea nonetheless.

    DOE though is a no-brainer. They were formed to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, they failed miserably. Our most recent successes are all industry driven, despite the DOE. What has the DOE done? Nothing productive,
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    I didnt defend the DOE for a reason. All the good they do, all 6 things, could be handled by the EPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    I would trust the states and local ISD's to spend the money much better. I would trust the taxpayers to demand accountability. I can't really think of a single thing they've done that is meaningful or valuable. They appear to be absolute black-holes. Example: The most recent Secretary of Ed came from the Chicago ISD, which is less than stellar. Weird. Most leaders place successful leaders "in charge"............ I could be wrong about Ed, but think I have a pretty good idea nonetheless.

    DOE though is a no-brainer. They were formed to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, they failed miserably. Our most recent successes are all industry driven, despite the DOE. What has the DOE done? Nothing productive,
    Actually, the DOE has been funding research into hydrofracking since Carter. Without the DOE this technology would not have made it to the market. But don't just take my word for it... "As Dan Steward – the former geologist for Mitchell Energy who pioneered commercial shale gas production in Texas – explains, “the government was behind the critical moments and tools in the shale gas revolution [including] massive hydraulic fracking, 3-D mapping, and horizontal drilling.” By the way, Steward describes himself as “conservative as hell,” but as an industry pioneer he recognizes that the Department of Energy programs that sustained the effort received support from both Democrat and Republican administrations."
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    Good point, Dandyone. I'd misplaced that in my old age. Mitchell Energy was a huge pioneer.


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    hydrofracking
    I been getting hydrofracked by the Government for years,I can tell they did a good job researching the best way to hydrofrack to get the best results.
    My doctor gets the same results with an Enema
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    Re: DHS says "We Only Spend Money On Homeland Security-Honest!!!

    Who was ever in favor of the DHS anyway?

    Fiscal cliff? Fiscal pot hole? My Deadhead friends tell me that we're aming high in Colorado and Washington - something about pot mountains or mountains of pot or some such matter, but definitely not a pot hole or a cliff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    There's one agency that can go over the fiscal cliff!
    Don't forget the have the cement trucks line up to bury it for good.........
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