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.

Cuts Be Damned! TSA Orders $50 Million in New Uniforms

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.

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  1. Kitten says:

    Does this mean I can keep my 3oz. bottle of hand lotion they always confiscate, while giving me a dirty look? Oh Happy Day!

  2. Teri says:

    That is until one of those damn golf clubs or lacrosse sticks jump out of the passenger cabin and chase someone thru the airplane and whack them in the head killing them.

  3. Shifra says:

    via CNS News: White House ‘Not Aware’ of TSA $50 Million Uniform Deal

    If true, they are incompetent morons.
    If not true, they are incompetent liars.
    Pick your poison.

    Btw,”I appreciate the question,” in Jay Carney-speak, means: “I *hate* my &^%#@*# job. And your stupid question.”

  4. Alain41 says:

    And in latest confirmation that high taxes without spending cuts doesnt’ work:

    “The unemployment rate in France was the highest in more than a decade at the end of 2012. Economists fear the jobs crisis in Europe’s second biggest economy has not yet hit bottom as a recession is looming ever larger….unemployment among people below 25 years of age rose to 25.7 percent in the final quarter of 2012.”

  5. Alain41 says:

    Krauthammer writes that the reason for $250 million aid to Egypt is to get Egypt to apply for a $4.8 billion loan from the IMF. Since the IMF is primarily funded by U.S., Krauthammer asks why would you give aid to someone to influence them to apply for more money?

    Good question Chuck. From a quick review of the web, I found 2 issues. The first I remember hearing about – Islamists claim that taking IMF loan will be against Islamic law because they will be in debt to infidels. The second is more interesting, average citizens don’t like the idea because they fear specifically that the money will be used to spread around and therefore employment reforms (one example – minimum wage law) will not be pursued. And that this will reinforce power to the politicos instead of enabling citizens to freely pursue their own wealth.

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