Another example of the Obama Administration trying to make the sequester as painful as possible to regular Americans. Just prior to the sequester, the TSA bought $50 Million Dollars in New uniforms for workers it intends to furlough. Reason for such poor judgement? Making sure Republicans are blamed for the sequester and to cause public outrage. There is an election in 2014 and Obama wants the House or Representatives.
The impending sequester did not prevent the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from acting in late February to seal a $50-million deal to purchase new uniforms for its agents–uniforms that will be partly manufactured in Mexico.
Soon after this new investment in TSA uniforms, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Americans that the lines are already lengthening at airports due to the sequester.
“We are already seeing the effect on the ports of entry, the big airports for example,” Napolitano told Politico on Monday. “Some of them had very long lines this weekend.”
“Look people, I don’t mean to scare, I mean to inform,” Napolitiano said.”If you’re traveling, get to the airport earlier than you otherwise would. There’s only so much we can do with personnel and please don’t yell at the customs officers, the TSA officers. They aren’t responsible for sequester.”
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