Thursday, September 17, 2009

Homeland Security Sends Millions to Border Checkpoint in Montana as Grave Importance

This is what happens when you put someone inexperience to run something of high importance. I bet you were thinking I would have said Obama, but that is beside the point. I am referring to Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano.

Her performance as director to keep this country safe has been lackluster. The latest criticism is her handling of federal stimulus money for her department. Napolitano’s decision to hand over money to smaller border checkpoints for renovations is more important than beefing up security over busier, top priority areas. It shows a lack of common sense. To allow Napolitano to spend an absorbent amount of economic stimulus in wasteful projects is reflective how this administration is handling this economic debacle. It’s is a gross dereliction of duty in a bottomless pit of wasting taxpayers money.

Because of the pressure as it came to the attention to various Senators, Napolitano decided to halt further projects on the border until careful review how the projects were selected and will announce her findings. This is a total 180 degrees turnaround. So far, Homeland Security has refused to release any information regarding to priority list and its justifications. But as we all know how this government works, she is pandering to the public. It is already known that construction contracts are already been signed and been in the progress for months.

This all stem from a report that Whitetail, Montana received $15 million to renovate their border checkpoint. This is a small place up in Montana with very little traffic. I heard approximately three to five travelers cross that checkpoint daily. I couldn’t believe Napolitano felt this is of grave importance. This is not protecting the influx of illegal aliens coming from Mexico. This is protecting us from an influx of Canadians.

This is a waste of our taxpayer’s dollars. We are so much in debt. We need to be more frugal in our approach on what we spend. We should spend what we need and not what we want.