Saturday, March 25, 2006

You Have To Wonder About This

Courtesy of American Samizdat, we learn that the screening of shipping containers for radioactive materials has been outsourced to a Hong Kong company.  

Courtesy of Think Progress, we learn that screening of all containers would cost about $400 million.  Yet a budget amendment that would have appropriated that amount was defeated.  Sure, there are difficult decisions to be made in any budget, but the budget also calls for an extra $1.7 billion for missile defense.  

Is there anyone who seriously thinks that the missile defense program is more important?  And does it make sense to spend so much on something that does not work, in favor of something that will work?

It's just corporate welfare, that's what it is.