18 Feb 2015

The Department of Homeland Security is a total disaster. It's time to abolish it.

If Congress doesn't act before February 27, the Department of Homeland Security is going to run out of money and go into a partial shutdown. (Eighty-five percent of employees would still be working, but they wouldn't be getting paid.) Congress doesn't appear to have a plan for action; as of last week, before it broke for recess, House and Senate lawmakers were each telling each other to do something. Meanwhile, politicians in both parties have already skipped to the step where they blame the other party for the possible shutdown — making them seem pretty resigned to it happening. House Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday he's "certainly" ready for a DHS shutdown.
It helps that both parties think they can win on the politics of a shutdown. Democrats see this as a replay of the government shutdown of 2013, when congressional Republicans tried to undo a major Obama administration policy (then Obamacare; now the president's executive actions on immigration) as a condition of keeping the government open. Republicans, for their part, appear to believe that because the Senate's Democratic minority is filibustering their funding bill, Democrats will take the blame — though there's little indication that they would become willing to roll back all of Obama's executive actions to end a shutdown. It's also not clear if Republicans could get a critical mass of support within their own party for anything less.
But the nonchalance with which both parties are treating the prospect of a Department of Homeland Security shutdown raises a big policy question: why does the department even exist?
The answer is that it shouldn't, and it never should have. DHS was a mistake to begin with. Instead of solving the coordination problems it was supposed to solve, it simply duplicated efforts already happening in other federal departments. And attempts to control and distinguish the department have politicized it to the point where it can't function smoothly — and might be threatening national security.

5 comments:

  1. The DHS is more of what used to be called "revenue sharing". The Federal Gov takes taxes in, to use for gum and candy, and then gives a share of it to the States so that they can also waste their portion of it too.
    It's a double edged sword to include the word 'security' into any department name.
    It guarantees perpetual funding, waste, and fraud. But it also guarantees that if it's defunded, and a security risk develops, then the party in power looks unpatriotic.
    Perhaps even looks treasonous.

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  2. "Osama Bin Laden's dead, Al Qaeda is on the run..." -President Barrack Obama

    It would appear we no longer need a Department of Homeland Nazism.

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  3. The DHS along with the likes of the IRS, TSA, CIA and basically the entire alphabet soup were designed to deceive and slowly conquer the nation to usher in (drum roll) the NWO. On this scale it has done a fairly good job.

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  4. I agree DHS is a useless agency, but why should Congress care, these unskilled workers earn $174,000 and work a hundred and thirty seven days a year, leaving them with two hundred and twenty eight days of vacation.That is $1,270.07 dollars a working day or $158.76 per hour based on an eight hour working day. We need to defund these pieces of dog excrement. .

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  5. More people than ever now know that the United States was hijacked by an international criminal syndicate in 1913 seeking a "one world government"...satanic, wretched, oppressive...ORWELLIAN! Even the main players behind the scenes on some level realize that their vision for the world will destroy their children as well. The Guggenheim's, Ford's, Carnegie's, Rothschild's and Rockefeller's, Bush's and others have invested trillions brainwashing populations...and for not.



    The cat is out of the bag and We the People must shut down the "dui" checkpoints when set up, cage cops that murder innocent, unarmed citizens, cage judges and politicians that violate the Constitution. When a satanist like General Michael Aquino can secretly engage in human sacrifice, child sex orgies, kidnapping and all manner of unimaginable debauchery while simultaneously holding the most high level secret security clearances and head the NSA...such must be eradicated!



    It all starts with shutting down the central banks!

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