Our friends at TSA are going on a shopping spree.
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I checked Wrangler’s website and I can’t see how the government’s cost could total $1,000 per employee, especially on a $50 million order with truckload deliveries.
Buying just one item at a time on the website, not 50,000, Wrangler Hero cargo pants are $19.50, a Hero jacket is $19.99, Hero shirts are 10.99. Add the socks, one belt, one sweater and two ties to the price of the six shirts and the two pairs of trousers and I get a total bill of $186.00 per screener for the whole deal, $814.00 less than the $1,000.00 the taxpayers are paying.
The new uniforms will be “manufactured in the U.S. and Mexico,” says the TSA, even though the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 specifically requires the TSA to purchase uniforms made in the United States. The federal bureaucrats got around the Made-in-America manufacturing requirement by saying Mexico couldn’t be excluded as a manufacturer because of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
“Please don’t yell at the customs officers or the TSA officers,” said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, warning of the inevitability of long lines at the airports. “They aren’t responsible for sequester.” Plus, at $1,000 a pop, they’re looking real snazzy.
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