Passport Hell, Redux

After the joy (looong, friends-locked story) that we went through in trying to get The Minion’s passport last year, you can imagine my opinion of the following “solution” by the US Government:

A Washington Times investigation has discovered that the US has outsourced the manufacturing of American passports to overseas companies — including a Thai company that has had problems with Chinese espionage infiltration.

Not only that, but the GPO (government printing office) is charging the State Department more money for manufacturing the passports than it costs to make them, which apparently has allowed them to ring up more than $100 million in profits (although how one office can make a profit from another, when it’s all tax dollars anyway is beyond me).

Jesus Christ, that’s POWERFUL stupid.

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