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TSA Sealed $50-Million Sequester-Eve Deal to Buy New Uniforms
CNS News ^ | March 5, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 03/05/2013 7:40:57 AM PST by george76

The impending sequester did not prevent the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from acting in late February to seal a $50-million deal to purchase new uniforms for its agents--uniforms that will be partly manufactured in Mexico.

Soon after this new investment in TSA uniforms, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Americans that the lines are already lengthening at airports due to the sequester.

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the TSA said the uniforms will be "manufactured in the U.S. and Mexico."

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the TSA is required to procure uniforms made in the United States. However, uniform products made in Mexico, Canada or Chile must also be considered due to the North American Free Trade Agreement and the U.S.-Chilean Free Trade Agreement.

"TSA's contract with VF Imagewear for TSO uniforms, which has some manufacturing facilities in Mexico, complies with the law,"

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hsa; janetnapolitano; napolitano; sequester; sequesterpunishes; tsa; tsauniforms

1 posted on 03/05/2013 7:41:08 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Black or camo with black boots just like every other LEO wears so you cannot tell the difference when they are called into action.


2 posted on 03/05/2013 7:44:04 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: george76

“complies with the law”
at this time what difference does that make


3 posted on 03/05/2013 7:44:47 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: george76

30 years ago our president fired government transportation workers for a work stoppage aimed at the American public.
Today our president is threatening to fire (well dressed) government workers who don’t conduct a work stoppage against the American public.

Uhhhmmmmmm...........Arrest this guy.


4 posted on 03/05/2013 7:45:20 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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5 posted on 03/05/2013 7:48:58 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: george76
Spiffy! (dog optional)


6 posted on 03/05/2013 7:49:27 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: george76

Are they brown?


7 posted on 03/05/2013 7:49:36 AM PST by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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8 posted on 03/05/2013 7:50:01 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: george76

If the TSA is going to be short handed (furloughs, lay offs) because of the SEQUESTER, and they provide uniforms ONLY for new hires....this doesn’t make sense. Nor does the purchase by Homeland Security of 2,717 light armored tanks. I just don’t get it.


9 posted on 03/05/2013 7:53:32 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: Cold Heart
“complies with the law” at this time what difference does that make

Funny how we all know what we're dealing with - thugs. Thugs - thugs who've had power go to their heads...

10 posted on 03/05/2013 7:55:47 AM PST by GOPJ (DHS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: george76

I’d only let the TSA sceeners wear clown suits and rubber noses while at work.


11 posted on 03/05/2013 7:57:32 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: george76

I’d only let the TSA screeners wear clown suits and rubber noses while at work.


12 posted on 03/05/2013 7:58:00 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: george76

From the article: The TSA employs 50,000 security officers, inspectors, air marshals and managers. That means that the uniform contract will pay the equivalent of $1,000 per TSA employee over the course of the year.


13 posted on 03/05/2013 8:01:17 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Dudoight

...purchase by Homeland Security of 2,717 light armored tanks.

That’s more than 50 tanks per US state. I can’t think of any level of civil disorder to justify our government to make this purchase. If we citizens are ever this dissatisfied over an issue, it’s government that should capitulate, not we citizens.


14 posted on 03/05/2013 8:04:11 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: NEMDF

Bulletproof underwear is more expensive than you might think....


15 posted on 03/05/2013 8:05:09 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: george76
I understand the new DHS uniform will be all black, with white trim, death's head insignia, and double lightning bolt runes on the collar. The cuff band says: Leibstandarte Barack Obama (1st DHS Armored Divison). Secretary Janet Napolitano ordered these snazzy uniforms from some Germans in Argentina.
16 posted on 03/05/2013 8:56:28 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: george76

Isn’t that special and I didn’t even get a thank you card. Last time I bought shoes was 9 years ago and those were on sale for $5. Last time I bought a pair of jeans was about 5 years ago and on sale.


17 posted on 03/05/2013 9:06:35 AM PST by bgill
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To: george76
Is there not one sane person in this government?

This needs to go viral.

18 posted on 03/05/2013 9:06:59 AM PST by SMM48
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To: george76

Just another round of Obama&Co shell game.


19 posted on 03/05/2013 9:12:20 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: george76
Here is a 2009 article about TSA workers being allergic to their uniforms. Their Union website described exactly how to file a grievance on the matter. Are these new uniforms hypo-allergenic or just hype?
20 posted on 03/05/2013 9:16:16 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: george76

Good news is that at least at ATL the “long line” stuff is pure crap. Easiest security line ever this morning. Literally not one person waiting. If this is the price to pay for sequester lets do it every week :-)


21 posted on 03/05/2013 9:39:08 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Dudoight

And they can’t afford to incarcerate the illegal criminals.


22 posted on 03/05/2013 9:53:11 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: george76

The DHS insider said that the TSA is to be the administrations “enforcement agency”. It would make sense that they are being given preferential treatment. They need to look good while they harass the American people.


23 posted on 03/05/2013 9:54:21 AM PST by conservativebabe
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To: RicocheT

That would give them honor and standing they haven’t earned.


24 posted on 03/05/2013 9:57:06 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: conservativebabe
The DHS insider said that the TSA is to be the administrations “enforcement agency”.

Is this more of that moronic Ulstermann crap? No offense to you WHATSOEVER but Ulstermann is a weed. The guy writes great fiction, but almost everything claimed never pans out.

25 posted on 03/05/2013 10:02:58 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: george76

Why do you need $50 million for uniforms?

Oh wait, that’s right, to account for waiting times, and payoffs.


26 posted on 03/05/2013 10:08:54 AM PST by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: Lazamataz

Yeah, I know Ulsterman is thankfully, not too credible. I believe I read it from a CanadaFreePress source. Which I don’t know is any more reliable.

Having said that, with this administration and with the reputation of the TSA, it wouldn’t surprise me AT ALL. It just seems to kind of fit nicely into a little package...


27 posted on 03/05/2013 10:09:11 AM PST by conservativebabe
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To: NEMDF
I saw that.....$50 Mil/less than 50K employees =====>$1,000 uniform cost per employee!

How can it cost so much??? Here's what's provided:

“initial uniform issue consisting of 3 long sleeve shirts, 3 short sleeve shirts, 2 pairs of trousers, 2 ties, and one belt, sweater, socks, and jacket.” ..... "TSA may authorize an annual uniform allowance for officers to assist with uniform replacement expenses but officers will be responsible for cleaning, maintaining, and replacing worn uniforms."

That's a lot of money for such a large order.
28 posted on 03/05/2013 10:11:58 AM PST by Girlene
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To: Vaduz
Just another round of Obama&Co shell game.

It makes one wonder just how much is for uniforms and how much is going to skimming, palm greasing, kickbacks, and the like.

I'd also bet the majority of the uniforms will be made/assembled in Mexico, with the origin of the components unknown to the reader of the label.

29 posted on 03/05/2013 10:34:52 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Don’t forget the epaulets, shoulder boards, campaign ribbons, maybe a few color guard flags ( btw what is the battle flag of the TSA? ) -——aaaannnnd the ammo pouches for all that ammo they been buyin’? Like Marines do they give them a new set of Unis when they send them into battle?-————————Just picturing the typical morning formation: Colonel TSA commands “Report!”. TSA private reports: “sir we’ve managed to clusterflock at least five flights and a flock of geese this morning with everyone in position to bleep up snow plowing and landings this afternoon.-—Sir!” There’s just too much to work with here-—gotta quit before I hurt myself——Semper Fi


30 posted on 03/05/2013 10:44:33 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: NEMDF

They also now own 450 million bullets or approx. 7,000 for each of its 65,000 armed-security officers.

I should remind everyone the “H” stands for Homeland, so for whatever reason, they are preparing for major combat on US soil.


31 posted on 03/05/2013 10:51:12 AM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88
I should remind everyone the “H” stands for Homeland, so for whatever reason, they are preparing for major combat on US soil.

So are the citizens, apparently. Tried to buy ammo lately? It is snapped up instantly.
32 posted on 03/05/2013 10:58:19 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: COBOL2Java

I never understood why the part of the pants right above the knee is so much wider than the leg, while the pant around and below the knee is practically a tight fit.


33 posted on 03/05/2013 12:20:05 PM PST by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: Girlene
That's a lot of money for such a large order.

Apparently no volume discount, either. But, hey, when it's OPM, who cares?

34 posted on 03/05/2013 12:57:01 PM PST by ELS
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To: george76

Anyone know how many times they have changed uniforms? It seems like every few years they get new ones.


35 posted on 03/05/2013 2:18:55 PM PST by matt04
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To: george76
The elbows always wear out the quickest...


36 posted on 03/05/2013 2:37:20 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: george76

Well, then, tax the Mexican workers and managerials in those factories. They get the money that should have gone to US workers who pay US taxes, let them help finance their own paychecks.


37 posted on 03/05/2013 3:52:27 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: george76
I was in LaGuardia airport the other day. Going through the pre-screen line I had to listen to male TSA Holder person working the metal detector chatting up the female TSA Holder person working the x-Ray machine. He was coming on to her obviously trying to hook up after work.

All funded by my tax dollars.

FUBO

38 posted on 03/05/2013 4:15:42 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Gabrial

All together now.

“This is what tyranny looks like”.


39 posted on 03/05/2013 4:35:29 PM PST by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: george76

Brown shirts! Get’cher brown shirts here!


40 posted on 03/05/2013 9:39:37 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Every time they change the uniform they look more like law enforcement.


41 posted on 03/05/2013 9:48:44 PM PST by firebrand
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To: george76

Are the TSA employees required to purchase these uniforms, or are they given to them?


42 posted on 03/05/2013 9:52:21 PM PST by petitfour
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To: cherokee1

Lol


43 posted on 03/06/2013 6:42:23 AM PST by HollyB
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To: petitfour

Same as any federal, military, or state mandatory uniform. Police, military, postal service.


44 posted on 03/06/2013 7:09:07 AM PST by HollyB
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To: Smokin' Joe

Agree they make the mafia look like boy scouts.


45 posted on 03/06/2013 8:49:41 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: wastedyears

They are riding pants (as in horseback riding). The thigh area has to give, while the knee to ankle area has to be tight fitting so they don’t get caught in the stirrups.


46 posted on 03/06/2013 8:56:18 AM PST by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: nanetteclaret

Why not have ‘em all dress in their underware? After all, they ARE supposed to be public servants...


47 posted on 03/06/2013 11:05:56 AM PST by Bulgaricus1 (Fill your hand you son...)
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To: george76

Needed to share.
48 posted on 03/06/2013 4:33:10 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two! Hi MI# !)
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To: george76

Don't we still have warehouses full of these from the 1940's?

49 posted on 03/07/2013 12:12:42 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: george76

Considering what sort of men would like to get paid to grope other men’s junk, I’ll bet those new uniforms are just fabulous, if you get my drift.


50 posted on 03/07/2013 12:40:04 PM PST by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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