FOR ONCE … A REAL “SHUTDOWN”
|| By FITSNEWS || Washington, D.C. experienced widespread power outages on Tuesday, fueling (unfounded) fears of a terrorist attack.
Turns out the outages – which impacted the White House, the U.S. State Department, multiple museums and the city’s Metro rail service – were actually the result of an explosion and “small fire” at a power substation in southern Maryland. The substation is operated by PEPCO, which is Washington, D.C.’s public utility.
Officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) moved quickly to reassure bureaucrats that the outages were not “malicious” in nature. Which was probably appreciated seeing as everybody is afraid of everything all of a sudden (wonder why).
Frankly, we can think of several federal bureaucracies which ought to be powered down … permanently.
Among them? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) … which continues to hold our liberties in contempt. Or the National Security Agency (NSA), which continues to spy on us. Or the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) – which continues to preside over a frightening decline in academic achievement. Hell, DHS – the agency which calmed everyone’s nerves – ought to be shut down, too, seeing as we already have a U.S. Department of Defense that’s ostensibly responsible for “defending the homeland.”
Seriously … what good is accomplished by any of these agencies remaining open?