Posted by Jeff from ? (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 10:09AM :
Something is... just read the following and you will know what I mean. Pay attention to the third and fourth paragraphs.
"The Republican-controlled House on July 26 passed a bill creating a department largely along the lines Bush envisioned, but the Senate version stalled as Democrats fought for tougher union rights for the agency's workers.
The latest compromise measure includes language that would allow airline pilots to be armed in cockpits, another proposal that became popular after the Sept. 11 attacks. Initial versions of that plan have already passed the House and Senate, but the two chambers have not finished a compromise bill.
The bill would also allow a one-year delay in the Jan. 1 deadline for airports to screen all luggage for explosives, and let the new agency do business with American companies that move offshore to avoid U.S. taxes if there are national or economic security reasons to do so, congressional aides said.
**** So even if you realize that these big weapons manufacturers, etc. are moving offshore to avoid paying US taxes, it is ok to fund them with US tax dollars because of "national security" reasons??
The bill would drop Senate language that would have established an independent commission to investigate why U.S. authorities failed to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks, congressional aides said. "
**** This last paragraph speaks for itself...
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