Recently our government has been collecting data on ALL phone traffic from Verizon. Today it was revealed that they were actually collecting data from 9 different internet companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter. U.S. mining data from 9 leading Internet firms This program apparently costs 20 mill a year to run. When you think about it, it's pretty amazing ... all this coordination and only 20 mill a year and it's all for our protection. If this were true, then the people charged with protecting us should should be truly treated like heroes ... right?
Of course not, because this isn't about protecting americans. This is about power plain and simple. Think of how much power the IRS will wield the next time it wants to attack opposing political parties. Or how much power the DOJ will wield the next time it needs to track down the source of a leak.
We should be ashamed that we allow this to continue. While at the same time make the men and women out on the battlefield giving their lives for our so called freedom wait on average ONE YEAR to provide the benefits they so desperately need. Average Wait times for Veterans Administration Services!