Cutback warning was nonsensical

The deputy press secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns of increased wait times at airport security checks because of “reductions in overtime and the inability of backfill positions for attrition.” Say what?

A typical nonsensical scare comment by a federal spokesman because of a 5% cutback in a budget probably already too bloated.

Just why does this agency need a “deputy” press secretary and related administrative costs? It is hard to believe that federal agencies don't have many inefficiencies and much bureaucratic fat behind their public interactions that could absorb the impact of the relatively modest across-the-board cuts the sequester calls for.

Mel Wolf

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