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Planned Homeland Security headquarters,
long delayed and over budget, now in doubt

Washington Post, by Jerry Markon

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Posted By:MissMolly, 5/21/2014 5:10:21 AM

The construction of a massive new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security, billed as critical for national security and the revitalization of Southeast Washington, is running more than $1.5 billion over budget, is 11 years behind schedule and may never be completed, according to planning documents and federal officials. In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the George W. Bush administration called for a new, centralized headquarters to strengthen the department’s ability to coordinate the fight against terrorism and respond to natural disasters. More than 50 historic buildings would be renovated and new ones erected on the grounds

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher, 5/21/2014 5:35:05 AM     (No. 9856062)

Typical GSA job: totally FUBAR. And the cost overruns are to pay for more of their Vegas excursions.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: miceal, 5/21/2014 6:27:16 AM     (No. 9856087)

Time for the Department of Homeland Security to be deactivated and it´s various parts return from whence they came. Same for the TSA. Let the individual airports provide private security. Lots more to do but this is a start..

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 5/21/2014 6:49:35 AM     (No. 9856107)

What´s a billion here or a billion there when it´s someone else´s money?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jinx, 5/21/2014 7:09:15 AM     (No. 9856127)

There are government owned buildings sitting empty in DC costing us millions. Why can´t they move into one of those?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: peterfleming, 5/21/2014 7:27:20 AM     (No. 9856143)

They´ve got so many thousands of USELESS buildings already
that another trillion dollars is an obscenity, it´s the end play the suicide of Washington greed.
Well, here´s one fraudulent project Obama can blame on W!
Blaming it all on W was a good Obama smokescreen, spin, considering they are both so much alike on the dark inside.
Remember, the silent W has not objected to Obama´s madness. Two peas in a pod.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ru4us, 5/21/2014 8:15:17 AM     (No. 9856211)

I vote for #2´s proposal. But first, put an M & A or Bankruptcy specialist in charge. Load it up with all the dead wood, union bosses and Marxist appointees from all the other agencies -- then deactivate.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: chillijilli, 5/21/2014 8:20:03 AM     (No. 9856219)

I think they should scrap the plan in DC and move the Homeland Security HQ to Las Cruces, NM. They can operate in a tent at the newly acquired (grabbed) Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monuments. It would meet both size and security requirements. /s

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Reply 8 - Posted by: congar, 5/21/2014 8:25:18 AM     (No. 9856232)

Building a multi-billion dollar monument to the same people who prod, grope, and humiliate you before every airline flight doesn’t appeal to me.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tank, 5/21/2014 8:40:22 AM     (No. 9856261)

Well, the real monkey wrench when HYDRA busted up the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 5/21/2014 9:36:44 AM     (No. 9856346)

I´m surprised no one has commented that the buildings being renovated are the former St. Elizabeth´s mental asylum. How apt.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: RancherJack, 5/21/2014 10:38:18 AM     (No. 9856458)

Soviet Communists: Motherland
Nazi Germany: Fatherland
Washington DC: Homeland

Marxists think alike

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Axeman, 5/21/2014 6:39:25 PM     (No. 9857072)

The Ministry of Security, Ministry of Planning and Ministry of Wealth are having leadership problems. Maybe someone from the Ministry of Cooperation needs to have a meeting with them.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Penney, 5/21/2014 6:51:58 PM     (No. 9857085)

This was a bad idea from the beginning which has hurt rather than helped performance of those various agencies ´homogenized,´ into one. Each has lost the specific mission which each was formed to do. Espri de corp has been diminished and pride in fulfilling oaths is hampered by ´central planning´ deemed by far away pencil-pushers experimenting with regulations & already failed PC policies. Best to let those who were trained & took an oath do their job.

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