The Secure Border Results Act

Insanity is expecting a different result

Posted April 11, 2013

The Secure Border Results Act says:

"Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a comprehensive strategy for gaining and maintaining operational control of high traffic areas of the international borders of the United States by the date that is not later than two years after the date of the submission of the implementation plan required under subsection (b)."

Never mind that the Department of Homeland Security couldn’t come up with the definition of border security – after trying for three years.

It also says:

"The Secretary of Homeland Security shall make available to the Government Accountability Office the implementation plan required under paragraph (1)."

Never mind that, under new management, the GAO’s border group accepted whole-hog the Border Patrol’s definition of success at the border. The new law also says:

"Not later than 270 days after receiving the data and methodology described in par graph (1), the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on the suitability and statistical validity of such data and methodology."

So what happens if the Comptroller General says the data and methodology are not valid?  Probably nothing.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is twenty four hundred pages long and contains great detail as to how our health care system to run.  The Secure Border Results Act is thirteen pages long and sets no real requirements that can’t be ignored by the DHS. 

They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

Is Congress insane, or are we?