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Offline Mister D

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Re: Bathtubs are deadlier than terrorists
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2011, 09:44:57 AM »
Janet Napolitano? She doesn't seem like the brightest bulb. The entire line of DHS heads has been a freak show. That department was doomed to be a mess from the start, with its ill conceived and hastily thrown together mission. Typical political bs...closing the doors with a lot of pomp long after the horses have fled the barn.

Yeah, it was created to give the impression that they are doing something. Kind of like the color alert system. I understand why they felt the need to assure the public though. I guess the real work goes on behind the scenes. The DHS is just the public face.
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Re: Bathtubs are deadlier than terrorists
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2011, 10:51:37 AM »
I don't see DHS as an attempt to get to a police state (though we definitely moved in that direction), just more sprawling waste and redundancy put into an already bloated Federal Government. Every responsibility of DHS was already handled by another agency before it was created and I see no evidence that DHS has done anything more efficiently as far as homeland security.


The original idea was for DHS to consolidate the management and administrative functions of the 22? agencies that fell under it.  It was to be a very small footprint.  But as with all things government it grew and grew. 

 


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