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PostSubject: Report: DHS spends $600,000 to buy $100,000 homes   Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:55 pm

It's amazing how many ways government agencies can find to waste money.

"The Homeland Security Department spent $600,000 apiece to build houses in Arizona that would have gone for less than $100,000, according to a report in the Arizona Republic that’s raising questions in Congress.
“This type of spending is irresponsible as our nation faces significant budget deficits and the men and women in the Border Patrol face cuts in overtime that are essential to their mission,” Rep. Ron Barber, the Arizona Democrat in whose district the homes were built, said in a statement Friday.
The Republic said Homeland Security built 21 homes and bought 20 other mobile homes for $15 million. Comparable homes go for between $70,000 and $100,000, the paper said. The homes were build to be rented to border agents and officers.
Homeland Security officials repeatedly refused to answer the newspaper’s questions about the project, the Republic said.
Mr. Barber is the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee’s oversight panel, and said he will use that role to get to the bottom of the spending."


Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/16/dhs-spends-600000-buy-100000-homes-report/#ixzz2cA5j8mJ6
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PostSubject: Re: Report: DHS spends $600,000 to buy $100,000 homes   Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:36 pm

So, whose pockets were getting "lined"? Somebody had to be making a killing.

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PostSubject: Re: Report: DHS spends $600,000 to buy $100,000 homes   Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:48 am

Hmmm...how much is the rent on a $600,000 dollar home. Can the average renter afford it?
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PostSubject: Re: Report: DHS spends $600,000 to buy $100,000 homes   Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:35 am

And they wonder why we object to taxes being raised???

Idiots.

Rand Paul told a joke I found cute.

A little girl wrote God asking for $100.
The postman didn't know what to do with the letter, so he sent it to the President.
The President told his aid to send her $5 thinking she'd be pleased.

When she received the $5, her Dad told her she had to write a thank you note.

Her note: " God, thank you for the $5, but next time could you avoid sending it through Washington? They took 95% of it."
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PostSubject: Re: Report: DHS spends $600,000 to buy $100,000 homes   Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:46 pm

Let us not fail to appreciate the $500,000.00 worth of Green Technology and squander within these new homes.
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PostSubject: Re: Report: DHS spends $600,000 to buy $100,000 homes   Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:18 am

nochain wrote:
It's amazing how many ways government agencies can find to waste money.

"The Homeland Security Department spent $600,000 apiece to build houses in Arizona that would have gone for less than $100,000, according to a report in the Arizona Republic that’s raising questions in Congress.
“This type of spending is irresponsible as our nation faces significant budget deficits and the men and women in the Border Patrol face cuts in overtime that are essential to their mission,” Rep. Ron Barber, the Arizona Democrat in whose district the homes were built, said in a statement Friday.
The Republic said Homeland Security built 21 homes and bought 20 other mobile homes for $15 million. Comparable homes go for between $70,000 and $100,000, the paper said. The homes were build to be rented to border agents and officers.
Homeland Security officials repeatedly refused to answer the newspaper’s questions about the project, the Republic said.
Mr. Barber is the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee’s oversight panel, and said he will use that role to get to the bottom of the spending."


Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/16/dhs-spends-600000-buy-100000-homes-report/#ixzz2cA5j8mJ6
Since this administration....bet there are now more libertarians!...Another example of why people are or SHOULD be fed up with the government...but just watch how many incumbants are returned to continue this in 2014...
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