This, of course, will surprise no one

The House oversight committee has noticed the insane amount of money the TSA is wasting, and they are not happy.


One of the theories that was floated a few years ago when there was that big rush to rollout the nudie scanners, was that much of it was being driven by fear mongering from former government officials, like Michael Chertoff, who had economic relationships with the makers of the equipment. This report doesn’t confirm any of that, but it sure seems to fit that narrative pretty perfectly. Fear monger away, have the TSA buy a ton of questionable equipment it doesn’t actually need, and then have much of that equipment just sit in a warehouse. All on the taxpayers’ dime.

Oh, and, it turns out the DHS knows the porno-cancer-scanners don’t work for shit.

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