....the largest impediment to change at the agency: South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint has a hold on the appointment of a TSA chief, over his concern that the new administration could allow security screeners to unionize.
Republicans have cast votes against the key TSA funding measure that the 2010 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security contained, which included funding for the TSA, including for explosives detection systems and other aviation security measures. In the June 24 vote in the House, leading Republicans including John Boehner, Pete Hoekstra, Mike Pence and Paul Ryan voted against the bill, amid a procedural dispute over the appropriations process, a Democrat points out. A full 108 Republicans voted against the conference version, including Boehner, Hoekstra, Pence, Michelle Bachmann, Marsha Blackburn, Darrell Issa and Joe Wilson.
The conference bill included more than $4 billion for "screening operations," including $1.1 billion in funding for explosives detection systems, with $778 million for buying and installing the systems.....
These Republicans need to be asked why they voted against security measures that protect the American public.
* Did you know that Republican State Sen. Jon Husted (of Kettering for voting purposes) considers Brookside County Club (sandwiched between Worthington and Dublin) his "home" country club? It appears that he golfs there frequently. Why doesn't he belong to any country clubs in Kettering?
|Club||Handicap Index||Effective Date||Low H.I.|
| Brookside Golf & CC|
Columbus District Golf Assoc
According to golflink.com, there are plenty of golf courses in the Kettering area. There appears to be well over 25 places to golf around Kettering, but Husted has listed Brookside as his home country club. I really feel bad for the residents of Kettering. Not only does their state senator not live in or near his district, he doesn't even spend money, flush the toilet (according to water bills), or pay country club membership fees in the district. Doesn't he care about creating jobs and contributing money to his "home" district?