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House votes to cut TSA’s budget by $270 million

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The Republican-controlled House approved legislation Thursday that would cut funding for transportation security officers, the men and women on the front line of aviation safety. The 219 to 204 vote approved cutting the Transportation Security Administration’s budget by $270 million, according to Democrats and union leaders. (www.washingtonpost.com) Mehr...

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dbaker
Daniel Baker 0
Rather than cutting the screening workforce by 5,000 employees (that will surely result in longer lines), it seems like they could reduce capital expenses that are widely unpopular, like the MWS/BS machines they started deploying.
chiphermes
Chip Hermes 0
@dbaker your plan would work BUT I am sure that Chertoff's company (that sells the machines) has a much better contract with the TSA than the screeners do. Hell, they could cut the entire TSA budget and he'd still get paid.
xmacfly
ALLEN McLEAN 0
Defunding waste??
conmanflyer
connor oslie 0
They are definately not the front line, if i remember one certain napolitano lady said that the traveling public was the front line... lol
Drag0nflamez
Drag0nflamez 0
Finally the Republicans are doing a great job - they made sure the TSA doesn't have enough money to rape people. (Let's hope they get rid of the backscatters and the sexists and make more lines so it goes much faster)
LeeS773
Lee Strausberg 0
They could do better with an even lower number of agents if they just had some basic standards for hiring!
kb9uwu
Matt Comerford 0
"Finally the Republicans are doing a great job - they made sure the TSA doesn't have enough money to rape people. (Let's hope they get rid of the backscatters and the sexists and make more lines so it goes much faster)" -Drag0nflamez

Yes! The priorities of the American People are being served!
kb9uwu
Matt Comerford 0
Although I wonder how they would make more lines with less money and less people. You want MORE TSA workers and MORE lines? shesh! :) Stop expanding gubbiment!
dmanuel
dmanuel 0
Peter – your statement is filled with great insight, logic and makes sense. It is a shame the concept will be lost on those unable to grasp the concept and take appropriate action to implement your plan.
conmanflyer
connor oslie 0
LAST I CHECKED- TSA does not allow airlines to pay for their own security........ only 16 airports are allowed such in the united states, but tht possibility is cut off by government.
k1mgy
Mark Richards 0
So speaks one of the brilliants in the US Congress: "TSA agents are no different than FBI, CIA and Secret Service agents;"

Actually, no. These are security guards with a sewn-on badge with an average double digit IQ who rely on attitude and psychological tricks to stay in power.

Once sufficiently defunded, the cash will just be tapped from elsewhere. The door has been opened and it will never, ever be closed.
kb9uwu
Matt Comerford 0
Mark, are you a TSA agent?
tib85
As an airline pilot, I think the TSA is a waste of space. They are ridiculous. I can't tell you how many times I see 4 or 5 of them standing around getting paid $15 an hr, with one line open. With the standards not even being a high school diploma and "diversity" their main focus, they need more eyes to make up what one normal person would be able to do. If you want to know who the front line is, it's the general public! I trust them over TSA. Afterall, is the TSA going to stop them from coming in my cockpit? Nope!
sackboy
Just one MORE bloated , over-funded Federal Agency! Just like the EPA, it SEEMED like a good idea at time of conception, but the baby has turned out to be a monster!
SSMMRFLD45
Airports and airlines should provide and pay for appropriate security both on the ground and in the air; passengers should pay for it through ticket prices. I travel a lot and don't need people who never travel paying for my security through their taxes. Same way people who use medical facilities and services should pay either through insurance or out of their own pockets - not mine.
kb9uwu
Matt Comerford 0
why have any security at all?
toolguy105
toolguy105 0
Does this mean TSA will no longer offer free proctology exams. As has been said their halfway up there anyway why not finish the job. lol
xpylut
Thomas Giefer 0
Federal employees should NOT have the power to organize and engage in collective bargaining. We, the public, are their employers by the taxes we pay.
SSMMRFLD45
We should get copies of the whole body scans and give them to our doctors to save money on duplicate x-rays. Regarding airport security it is unlikely to change since we seem to be unable to hold anyone, corporations or people responsible when things go wrong. Anybody lose their job after 9/11? Any airlines or airport managers disciplined for allowing the terrorists on the plane?
209flyboy
209flyboy 0
I think cutting their budget is cutting the wrong part of their anatomy.
AABABY
AABABY 0
DOWN WITH TSA!! What a waste of time and money. They can't / wont do their jobs even when they are forewarned.
AABABY
AABABY 0
In case you don't get it, $270.000.00 ISN'T ENOUGH OF A FUNDING CUT!!!
A 100% cut would be even better.
kb9uwu
Matt Comerford 0
It's 270 million, frank, not 270k. 10x more
AABABY
AABABY 0
OOPS! Well what's a couple of zeros among friends?
I did mean $270.000.000.00
209flyboy
209flyboy 0
Subject: New airport scanners
Here's a simple solution to the controversy over full-body scanners at airports.
Develop an enclosed booth that passengers step into but, instead of X-raying them, when the door closes, it will detonate any explosive device they have hidden on or in their body. The explosion will be contained within the sealed booth. This would be a win-win for everyone!
There would be no concern about racial profiling. The booth would eliminate long, expensive trials.
You're in the airport and you hear a muffled explosion, followed by an announcement over the PA system, "Attention, standby passengers, we now have a seat available on flight number..."
What's not to like?
AABABY
AABABY 0
Did anyone see the news item about the TSA suspended 12 workers and is planning to fire 36 workers and managers in Hawaii? Seems they weren't doing their jobs while screening luggage.
Dgoldenberg
David GO 0
Do any of you remember the idiots who did security before 9/11? Much better now believe it or not. Give it back to the airlines and we'll kill 10 years of progress.
AABABY
AABABY 0
Progress being.. remove shoes, belts, and outer clothing . Surrender your children to pointless gropings, Fondle old women and old men. Make people toss out any carryon beverages or snacks? X-Ray people with prosthetic knees, etc? Progress toward what? A world order? Heil , Heil, right in the Fureher's face!

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