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NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - Super Bowl XLVIII has been declared a level one national security event. Part of that security is to examine every item that is being brought in for Sunday's big game.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents will work around the clock to X-ray every delivery truck and any other vehicle authorized to enter the MetLife Stadium complex for anything suspicious.
"We are xraying every piece of equipment, every cargo, every beverage, seat cushion, every piece of merchandise, food...everything that is going in the stadium has to be x-rayed before it goes in," Kevin McCabe, Chief of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency says.
What a colossal waste of resources, and money.
If the Republicans really want to talk about wasted tax bucks, they should be stewing about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter warplane - the worst boondoggle in Pentagon history (current cost- $400 billion), a fleet that's currently seven years behind schedule, plagued by persistent software woes, key components that don't work (helmets, engines, you name it)...and a projected final price tag of $1.5 trillion. Which easily tops the entire GDP of Spain. Or Australia.
..they've actually created a Joint Strike Fighter Caucus (24 of its 25 House members are Republicans) to further promote the F-35? This, despite the fact that the F-35 project has flourished in what ex-Pentagon chief Robert Gates called "the culture of endless money."
reply to post by neo96
You said all that was needed to be said when you wrote
If only the southern border got that much attention!
I wonder what they will do, or not do, when they come upon an Illegal Alien?
ah c'mon....it took me less than a minute upon reading the article, to know why the border patrol is being used....IT'S FOR THE EQUIPMENT THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID FOR, BY TAX DOLLARS!!!....it's for the machines that examine large trucks and semis at the border for contraband and explosives...how this possibly relates to immigration policy, or, "Obama bad", is beyond rational thought.
Ummm...do you realize how big of a deal the super bowl is nowadays?
It would be a prime target.
This is a waste of nothing. security at these events is important.