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Rep. Mica gives Homeland Security a tongue lashing. Theater or governance?

Rep. Mica calls for the resignation of Janet Napolitano in government waste hearing.


http://youtu.be/pU5Oisj6r2E

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I love the faux shock and

I love the faux shock and outrage coming from a fascist moron like Mica. Yes, he helped author the introduction of a massive agency of government and is just soooo angry that it's become "bloated."

A fascist lover of state power gets to wave his dirty little finger when the cameras are on so he looks like a fiscally responsible advocate for the "people." God I can't wait for this to all crumble down and for the secessions to begin.

Doesn't matter if it's theater

Give credit where credit is due and penalize bad behavior when you see it.

Praise Mr. Mica for this round of questions, and he'll be encouraged to do it again for more praise.

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.

Theater. If Mica were sincere, he would call for the...

abolition of DHS and TSA. In the interim, he would also push legislation to encourage the states to prosecute DHS and TSA agents who violate the law.

Cyril's picture

Absolutely. Makes sense.

Absolutely. Makes sense.

Either: one is consistent with oneself or one is not, all the way through.

Truly sincere compulsion REQUIRES us to be so. Consistency.

Or else, we're fools, at best.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Cyril's picture

"Here is the church... Here is the steeple... Open the doors..."

"Here is the church... Here is the steeple... Open the doors...

And here's yourself...

... A BIT LATE TO REALIZE."

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Right?

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Tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Why not save real money and

Why not save real money and get rid of all of those groping, gawking TSA screeners? If Rep. Mica had any respect for the 4th amendment he would never have created that nightmare agency.

the road to hell is paved with good intentions

I wonder if when Mica was on the TSA creating team he understood what he was really doing and if he looks at it now and feels like Dr Frankenstein and can't believe the monster he helped create?
I would have preferred it if he said he was going to be the main proponent on the 'Shut Down TSA Team'!

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Shrader, you should right

Shrader, you should right click the youtube video, click "Copy Embed HTML" and paste it instead of just the youtube link. You can edit your article. Good video. Thanks.

I had a flaky connection

looks like a mod embedded it..

Another politician who

Another politician who doesn't understand how government works lol. you vote to CREATE a new AGENCY ... and then you are astounded that it becomes bloated, corrupt, and filled with graft?

Stop CREATING agencies that are outside the scope of the Constitution ... and your problem will be solved. Abolish the TSA and the Department of Homeland Security. We already have a department of defense ... and airports already have security ... what is wrong with these people?

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

Even if it is theater

its still a good thing. It will force anyone watching it to think a little more about the situation. While Mica being sincere is somewhat relevant it is not the most important thing gained from his "frustration".

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nice

nice

SteveMT's picture

This is theater until proven otherwise. About John Mica:

Most often votes with:
Rep. Alan Nunnelee
Rep. Jim Matheson

Least often votes with:
Rep. Justin Amash
Rep. James McGovern

Votes with party 99%
Abstains: 0%

http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400273_john_mica

Figures from the clip

$ 5,500,000,000 TSA total budget
66,000 TSA total employees
51,277 # of screeners
4,000 # of emps @ TSA HQ
$ 100,000 avg salary of emps @ TSA HQ
26.8% of emps @ TSA HQ are management

$ 5,500,000,000 TSA total

$ 5,500,000,000 TSA
total budget
66,000 TSA total employees
51,277 # of screeners
4,000 # of emps @ TSA HQ
$ 100,000 avg salary of emps @ TSA HQ
26.8% of emps @ TSA HQ are management

Theater

I must admit, for a second I enjoyed it, but this is all theater. You Sir should also be fired as well, for creating TSA

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

so well deserved too.....

it just sucks that nothing serious will be done about it, and it will continue to get worse...

Think for yourself......Question authority...

Wowow

4,000 people in administration making $100k a year.
"We should have the secretary out there, screening people...AND YOU"

hahahahah YES! ASSES needed to be KICKED.

"You are bloated beyond control"
"YOu have over 10,000 people in adminstration out in the field"

"We never INTENDED the TSA to be as bloated as it is today. I was one of the officers that created the TSA and I can say that."

Awesome. Truly Awesome.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Still stunned by the numbers he threw out!

Bump!

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

ecorob's picture

Finally!

A dialogue is started to end this madness.

Firing J. Napolitano and running her ass out of town on a rail would be a VERY good start.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

He admits near the end of the

He admits near the end of the video that he helped start TSA. Welp, shame on him too. He should understand that govt only gets more and more bloated. It NEVER shrinks. Especially when you're adding a new sector.

Where can I sign up for THAT?

Fire Napolitano! Get rid of that perjurer, Holder, as well. *spit*

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.