May 13, 2015 7:00 pm -


Tennessee Senator Bob Corker wants the government to know more about us.

Corker told the Christian Science Monitor that Obama administration officials had held a briefing with U.S. senators on Tuesday about the NSA metadata program, and that he was “shocked” to learn how little data the government is collecting.

Corker, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said, “I think there was an ‘aha’ moment yesterday for people on both sides of the aisle when we realized how little data is being collected. The program is actually not the program that I thought it was, not even close.”

The domestic spy program, which the Bush and Obama administrations claimed is legal under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, expires later this month, unless it is renewed by Congress.

The Associated Press notes that Corker believes that Americans should support more NSA collection of their private lives to stop terrorist attacks.

Corker complained about an “unhealthy libertarian bent” that was created by the “myths” about the NSA spying program, but failed to note any instances or details, reports the Christian Science Monitor.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to Sen. Bob Corker Says NSA Collects Too Little Info On Americans

  1. fahvel May 14th, 2015 at 2:18 am

    only when your elected wear 24 hour body cams and mics which cannot be turned off during their elected term should there be more anal probing by a paranoid govt.

    • rg9rts May 14th, 2015 at 4:49 am

      The only probes the gopee is familiar with are vaginal

  2. liberalMD May 14th, 2015 at 2:18 am

    I have no problem with Senator Corker wanting more information collected through the provisions of the Patriot Act, provided:

    1. There is sound justification for the collection of such information.
    2. There is a clearly defined procedure for the collection of such information.
    3. The information which is collected will result in a meaningful conclusion which does not infringe upon the rights of the individual American
    4. There are adequate safeguards to prevent the data from being leaked and theidentity and well-being of the individual American is vigorously protected.
    5. There are lengthy prison sentences and steep financial penalties for any person or entity that is involved in a breach of such information.
    6. The funding of such an endeavor shall in no way be funded, either directly or indirectly, by the individual American taxpayer.
    7. Any breach of any of the aforementioned tenets results in immediate termination of all facets of the program.

    These are actually basic rules that population scientists must comply with to do their research. The ability to comply with these provisions by the government is virtually zero. Remember Edward Snowden?

  3. Gadea May 14th, 2015 at 2:28 am

    The horse has left the barn on this one.
    The government will only intensify their efforts to track everyone.

  4. rg9rts May 14th, 2015 at 4:47 am

    There would have been a place of importance in the gestapo for this imbecile

  5. OldLefty May 14th, 2015 at 6:58 am

    I think that this whole issue is moot as long as the American people frighten so easily are are willing to clamp down when they are scared.

    • bpollen May 14th, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      That ol’ saying about people who give up liberty for security deserving neither…

      • OldLefty May 14th, 2015 at 4:10 pm

        I have no doubt that if the Democrats had scrapped it in 2011, the GOP would have been screaming that ‘Obama was opening the gates for the terrorists and robbing our people of the tools they need to protect the American People (insert tears here)’, and that it is unlikely that Obama would have been re-elected.
        If he HAD been re-elected, (if he had not been re-elected, I doubt that Snowden would have stolen the documents), the GOP would have claimed that the NSA program would have stopped the Boston bombing and Obama may have even been removed from office.