another fat government department gets shut down

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    Feb 24, 2015 6:40 PM GMT
    good by home land security. They are closing down Friday. We will all die in our beds Friday night.
    TERROR!
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    http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/what-to-expect-if-homeland-security-shuts-down-next-week-wvideo/2218888
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    Feb 24, 2015 11:25 PM GMT
    Seems like homeland security ought to be a sub-department of the FBI since the FBI is essentially our national/federal police.
  • tj85016

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    Feb 25, 2015 12:44 AM GMT
    lol now they should shut down the Department of Education and half the Department of Labor

    what a waste
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    Feb 25, 2015 12:53 AM GMT
    I'd rather them shut down Friday than shut down TGI Fridays.

    That would be a real disaster!
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    Feb 26, 2015 3:34 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidSeems like homeland security ought to be a sub-department of the FBI since the FBI is essentially our national/federal police.


    "National/federal police" is something you didn't think too long about before you came up with the idea but you aren't the first one to come up with it.

    If Homeland Security were to disappear (which it won't) we'd never miss it or be in any greater danger because of it. There has been nothing done by HS that hasn't been, or isn't already done my city, state police, FBI, US Customs and Border, Coast Guard, Immigration Custom Enforcement with intelligence from the CIA and Pentagon. In fact everything that Dept of HS is supposed to do was previously done by all the departments listed above. Most of the work credited to Homeland Security is really done by the same people who've always done it.



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    Feb 26, 2015 4:18 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidlol now they should shut down the Department of Education and half the Department of Labor

    what a waste

    I can understand why you wouldn't want a Department of Education. Much like how I'd feel if there were a Department of Deliberate Ignorance. And of course what value is a Department of Labor? It only serves the working class, not the one-percenters who really run this country, and who control the Republicans.
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    Feb 26, 2015 7:59 PM GMT
    bobbobbob said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidSeems like homeland security ought to be a sub-department of the FBI since the FBI is essentially our national/federal police.
    "National/federal police" is something you didn't think too long about before you came up with the idea but you aren't the first one to come up with it.
    If Homeland Security were to disappear (which it won't) we'd never miss it or be in any greater danger because of it. There has been nothing done by HS that hasn't been, or isn't already done my city, state police, FBI, US Customs and Border, Coast Guard, Immigration Custom Enforcement with intelligence from the CIA and Pentagon. In fact everything that Dept of HS is supposed to do was previously done by all the departments listed above. Most of the work credited to Homeland Security is really done by the same people who've always done it.

    Well there is the advantage that HS has (or should have) all the information and expertise centralized.

    It's a bit disturbing how Balkanized our police/security is. I hadn't ever thought about this until I was reading a novel set in Paris and the author explained how there they have only 2 police departments; the one for Paris and the one for the rest of the country. At first it seemed weird to me given our array of police departments but after awhile I think it makes more sense.
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    Feb 26, 2015 8:40 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    tj85016 saidlol now they should shut down the Department of Education and half the Department of Labor

    what a waste

    I can understand why you wouldn't want a Department of Education. Much like how I'd feel if there were a Department of Deliberate Ignorance. And of course what value is a Department of Labor? It only serves the working class, not the one-percenters who really run this country, and who control the Republicans.


    yeah right, every state has a Department of Education, every municipality has a de-facto Department of Education (e.g. School Board)

    every state has a Labor Department
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    Feb 27, 2015 8:29 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    tj85016 saidlol now they should shut down the Department of Education and half the Department of Labor

    what a waste

    I can understand why you wouldn't want a Department of Education. Much like how I'd feel if there were a Department of Deliberate Ignorance. And of course what value is a Department of Labor? It only serves the working class, not the one-percenters who really run this country, and who control the Republicans.


    Art Deco ........... If you judge departments of Education and Labor on their actual contributions to the nation weighed against their costs you'd likely have a different opinion of them.