The sequestration cuts allegedly caused TSA agents to be furloughed causing delays at various U.S. airports (also allegedly). Those lucky TSA agents who kept their jobs are doubly graced. In an eleventh hour deal TSA spent $50 million for new uniforms. Part of the money is going to Mexico.
The Transportation Security Administration made an eleventh-hour deal to buy $50 million worth of new uniforms for its agents — sealing the deal as the nation braced for the budget-smashing sequester, CNS News reports.
And incredibly, as the nation continues to struggle with the outsourcing of manufacturing to countries outside the United States, it turns out the uniforms will be partially made in Mexico.
The DHS just released a whole bunch of illegal detainees because of budget cuts. Here’s an idea to save money. Let’s do less expensive minor alterations on the uniforms the released illegals are no longer wearing, turning them into TSA uniforms. The TSA agents will look great in orange.
BTW, the TSA decided you can now keep the following with you on board:
…knives with retractable blades of less than 2.36 inches (6 centimeters) and narrower than a half-inch; sticks used to play lacrosse; billiard cues; ski poles; and as many as two golf clubs in passenger cabins.
That should speed up the lines a little.