$17,500 for 70,000 Commemorative Wrist Bands Ordered by Transportation Security Administration
In an era where many Americans are struggling to make ends meet, it is nice to know that the Transportation Security Administration purchased 70,000 wrist bands commemorating the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 for $17.500.00. There is good news, however — that is the total cost, including shipping and handling of the bracelets, which were manufactured in China.
Transportation Security Administration officials wanted their workers to remember the thousands of people who died as a result of those terrorist attacks, so they purchased the bracelets for the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
They have got to be kidding. I mean, really — do Transportation Security Administration workers really need to be reminded of what happened on September 11, 2001, and is a cheap bracelet the best way to serve as that reminder? Is this the wisest use of taxpayer money?
While $17,500.00 is pennies compared to the billions of dollars spent on “airport security” since the terrorist attacks, it is outrageous to spend the tax dollars of airline passengers on superfluous nonsense and proves that there needs to be greater accountability on the part of the Transportation Security Administration as to what they do with the funds they receive.
It also causes me to wonder on what else that money is being wasted by the Transportation Security Administration.
If money is to be spent at all, at least spend it on goods and services originating in the United States so that money can remain in the American economy and circulate.
Give me a break.