We need proportional protection. Cut the anti-terrorism budget for NSA, DHS, etc. to 1/6th the funding we have for anti-flu, since the flu kills six times more people than a 9/11 scale attack, every year. Give the funds to NASA, or the NRO if you're really scared of your own shadow. Problem solved.
I have read many of your comments and I must thank you for the many informative and insightful leads that you have provided.
Now, back to the very thing that I've quoted.
If I were the NSA, I could turn your proposal on its head - that is, I, as the all-knowing spook with all kinds of network throughout the world, could easily import terrorism into the United States of America and create A HELL OF A LOT OF PROBLEMS for the Americans.
And I, as the NSA, could also provide the jihadists some fancy gadgets (mini nukes or dirty bombs, for examples) to aid them to accomplish their "allah u akbar" campaigns by flattening some 2nd-line cities in the U.S. of A.
And when that happened, the Americans will die in the MILLIONS, and everyone, including those who oppose the NSA, will demand to PUT ALL AVAILABLE RESOURCE BEHIND NSA to "fight terrorism".
Want proportional funding? NSA could, in theory, turn that game into their advantage, in a split second.
Treason, you say ?
Treason ? Isn't what NSA been doing right now anti-constitutional ?
NSA dogs DARE to LIE UNDER OATH IN THE CONGRESS. What else is there that they dare not do?