Bias Bash: Should the GSA be disbanded?
Cal Thomas on whether the agency should be shut down
- Duration 5:35
- Date Apr 16, 2012
Cal Thomas on whether the agency should be shut down
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I want to go to Cal Thomas.
Who is joining us today via Skype.
No way from northern.
I -- yes my second -- premium over here doing a fact finding mission which means I can you know write it off my taxes next year.
Perfect and you can also comment on beat her that.
And Hillary Clinton before I let you go but first you're gonna talk to me about the TSA what.
Do they do how long have they been around how respected are today and is this the end.
Well the German German secret that we talked about -- I started out thinking about -- -- -- the General Services Administration has been around us since the Truman administration.
It is so it was a way -- follow up to -- codify the spending of various federal agency.
People who fell to the federal government for example have to get on something called -- GSA schedule that.
That's that's prices send -- -- a lot of other regulatory starts to bring some kind of orders supposedly to the government that are purchasing power in the way it does business.
The initial idea was quite good but what -- do you once again if an attitude lifted TSA.
Unbelievable bombed a bunker party.
Out there and that is just run amok.
-- the attitude he is and this -- throughout.
Many many portions of government now and then -- -- throughout some.
Apart from our politics that is really other people's money it's not it's not our money so we just spend -- and and that's.
You know when we spend our taxes because we have to do by today today being Leo deadline because April 15.
Which yesterday -- Sunday.
Actually get till tomorrow I know you're my hero -- and unilaterally so you have quite.
I really accurate right.
See every every time I -- money held out for my.
Check and I think -- this is going to things like these unbelievable party.
But it's an attitude.
At -- think there was -- cover this permanently what we're talking about here this morning there's a double standard you'll remember not too many years ago or Nancy Pelosi.
Called a certain infringements of ethical.
A violation of the Bush Administration take culture of corruption.
Countries that elect -- Democrats to power again we'll during the swapped clothes that they created a hot tub and TSA is one of the people in the middle of it.
Hard but fair and balanced right it's not just the GSA.
Not what do you have to say about the secretary's day she entitled to go down as a key to hanging out.
And have a -- so with a few buddies and coworkers lot of people in her own money having to go pointed out that moment but if so what if it is -- there I'm sure she gets it per Diem probably didn't Padilla did she make a mistake no I don't look.
I think anybody who it's under the kind of pressures of the secretary of state.
Ought to be able to get off you know one night have a beer -- -- and let off some steam I don't have a problem -- that I would like to know how how much it's costing us taxpayers.
Every time the president goes around for one of these.
Suppose nonpolitical trip.
He'll do a little speech somewhere and -- and do it fund raiser and and write it off the other parties are supposed to pay for that sort of thing.
But just not -- safe out of I don't care -- Hillary Clinton has a good time I mean my -- Bill Clinton has certainly had enough good times over the years.
The cannot I'm really that one alone I think I'm gonna ask you finally about the Secret Service.
Potential to -- -- That was in 1976 musical comedy written by -- Irving Berlin.
-- and I've hit the third guy now song and -- called the Secret Service makes me nervous.
-- you think that these are people.
Who are supposed to be the best of the best highly disciplined.
They've been trained to take a bullet for the president of the United States or other people they are supposed to guard.
Out doing this kind of thank you thank you think that allegedly it makes you it makes you wonder I think because self discipline is.
-- here and I I worry about the consequences.
I mean we've had you know involved we've all read novels about.
People who use their prostitutes to gain information.
From other people imagine if an Iranian agent -- Iran that they have agents and South America.
Seen Hillary -- Iranian -- and -- compromise one of these Secret Service members -- As a price for not exposing him demanded to know the movement for the president of the United States -- while the percent of Canadians doesn't he's not far -- but he's not the stuff for the Tom Clancy.
Or receive adult thought -- novel this could happen and doesn't supply they have to be careful about this thing -- and I think paralyzes absolutely corrected to mount a full investigation.
-- I I had.
Congressman Peter King on -- his committee that oversees the Secret Service homeland security and they are gonna.
Going to investigate and I I have to say I know a number of Secret Service agents and their outstanding they aren't yet it seems to be an aberration.
In this particular case but you're right they're supposed to be the best in the finance.
Well I think it's very bad and Alexander for the country to have to their -- I'm assuming most of these were.
Married man and you know we talk about we -- talking all about this women staying out or stay at home moms are more valuable than those in the workplace.
Well I think our moms and wives everywhere have a right to expect that -- -- -- -- go off on a trip like -- -- not going to be consorting with.
Prostitutes for heaven's sake that -- -- -- -- 101 for every married guy if you wanna do that sort of thing that they'll get married the first place.
What do they say -- -- happy wife happy life.
Well we're -- -- but did you have a great time in northern I -- you are taking time for us and we really love.
When you're on with our buddy Jon Scott FOX News Watch T 381130 PM on Saturday is.
Cal thanks Thanksgiving -- you soon.