Sunday, September 14, 2003
Dept of Labor documentary film on 9/11
The Dept of Labor is giving DVDs of a documentary film they sponsored and finaced that pays tribute to 9/11.
" This film is the story of their patriotism, strength, and determination. I'm proud that the U.S. Department of Labor played a part in helping to tell it. I know you will be as inspired by their story as I am." -Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao
Is anyone else a little curious as to why the Department of Labor is now producing films, and giving away DVDs of them at taxpayer expense? Not to be a spoilsport, but I'm curious as to what this cost.
I assume Ms. Chao is smart enough not to crank out a thinly disguised re-election commercial. For a group of politicos who argued so vociferously in favor of smaller government, and railed against wasteful spending, I'm surprised to see this sort of profligacy for what is a very non essential program.
We must have reached the point where the federal deficit is just "what-the-hell" big. That's where every little 5 million dollar project becomes, what-the-hell, what's a few mill out of half a trillion?
This does not bode well . . .
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