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July 14, 2003

Mo' Money, Mo' Money, Mo' Money

As we all know, the FBI exists to help protect the people of the United States protect itself and bloat the budget:

Because she is fluent in Turkish and other Middle Eastern languages, Edmonds, a Turkish-American, was hired by the FBI soon after Sept. 11 and given top-secret security clearance to translate some of the reams of documents seized by FBI agents who, for the past year, have been rounding up suspected terrorists across the United States and abroad.

Edmonds says that to her amazement, from the day she started the job, she was told repeatedly by one of her supervisors that there was no urgency - that she should take longer to translate documents so that the department would appear overworked and understaffed. That way, it would receive a larger budget for the next year.

Yet another reason that big government and bureaucracies are bad things - it reaches a point where the critical mission is to ensure its own continued existence - something that both Democrats and Republicans would be well-served to finally learn.

Posted by Andy at 08:15 AM





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