A Billion Here or There -
Now that the President has another four years and the budget chasm is before the country. The so-called fiscal cliff comes. Of the many ways to save money, the Congress has chosen the meat cleaver approach. There are others -- such as rooting out waste, fraud and abuse. After all, as the late Everett Dirksen of Illinois said, "A billion here and a billion there and pretty soon it adds up to real money." One program comes to mind immediately under that heading: the TWIC.
The detested Transportation Worker Identification Credential or TWIC is a waste, a fraud on the people and abusive to every party ever having to deal with it. Let me be specific.
There are two propensities in politics which come to the fore in
times of national stress.
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