Homeland Security must dread the release of new Government Accountability Office reports. The federal watchdog has a habit of finding chinks in the armor of agency plans to stop the bad guys. Past highlights include security technology problems at the border and trouble monitoring potentially dangerous flight school attendees post-9/11. Now we have a new TSA shocker about airline passenger screening that ferrets out suspicious behavior.
Heated disagreement over how Trump and company want to spend our money might be our own fault. Poll numbers show we are pretty fickle about what we expect from government. In a recent Pew Research poll 64% of respondents believe the GOP “is too willing to cut programs.”1 On the flip side 61% say Democrats view “government as the only way to solve problems.”2 An April 2016 Gallup Poll reported that 57% of us, the “Most Americans in 15 Years,” say we pay too much federal income tax.
Treason is serious business. It’s so serious the government can kill you for it. Just dropping the word like Democrats are doing now shows how far witch hunters are willing to wallow. Remember to thank them for showing the world that when it comes to foreign affairs the U.S. is innocent, naïve, and stupid.
How did a superpower get to this sorry place?
Congress proposes lots of bills. It gives House and Senate members something to do when they aren’t busy putting on a circus like their Russian snipe hunt. We hear about bills when they are important enough to stand a chance of becoming law and especially when they punch a hot button. Some of the hype is true.