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#1 The Orlando Sanford International Airport is among the top 30 highest volume airports in the world, and now that congress has said airports can opt out of using TSA screeners, and use private screeners instead, this could result in a stampede by other major airports to escape the TSA.
For its part, the TSA is seeing an increasing number of existential threats to its existence, and so is desperately trying to come up with ways to both justify itself as a huge bureaucracy, as well as silence its critics, by whatever means possible.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-03-14 08:40||
#2 Look for the feds to crack down hard on the peasants getting out of control.
Posted by gromky 2012-03-14 08:57||
#3 We've pulled out Iraq and soon out of Afghanistan. The time to start drawing down the TSA/Homeland Security troops is also at hand. If we can cut 100,000 from DoD, we certainly can cut those two agencies as well.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-03-14 09:33||
#4 Shouldn't the TSA's budget come out of the Department for the Arts?
They do seem to only employ clowns in the security theatre industry.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-03-14 09:44||
#5 #3 We've pulled out Iraq and soon out of Afghanistan. The time to start drawing down the TSA/Homeland Security troops is also at hand. If we can cut 100,000 from DoD, we certainly can cut those two agencies as well.
Posted by Procopius2k
No can do! A large portion of TSA employees were recruited from urban cess pools of dedicated democratic voters. Take those rich boy Allen Edmonds off and step through the screener!
Posted by Besoeker 2012-03-14 10:03||
#6 Low-level TSA can easily be bought--drugs and weapons have been intercepted not only in Orlando but several others in Florida. Lots of dailies to Caribbean.
Posted by Omoluque Hapsburg8162 2012-03-14 13:54||
#7 Big deal. The TSA still supervises; the contractor still has to meet TSA standards. You will still see the same procedures.
Window dressing for the tourists, the rubes and the Tinfoil Hat Brigade.
Posted by Pappy 2012-03-14 15:01||