Senate committee approves doubling of TSA taxes on airline passengers

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.americablog.com/2012/05/senate-committee-approves-doubling-of.html

    Get ready to pony up even more to fly thanks to Congress. Not only will you have the pleasure of risking cancer with the porno-scanners and handing over your personal privacy to a system that is not known to be effective, but you will now pay more for it.

    A senate committee has approved a plan to double the fees charged to airline flyers to help fund the Transportation Security Administration.

    Every flyer pays a $2.50 federal fee each way to help fund the TSA.

    The proposal that just passed out of a US Senate committee would make that $5 each way or $10 per round trip.

    http://www.americablog.com/2012/05/senate-committee-approves-doubling-of.html
     
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  2. cvsara
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    That should help in hiring more efficient TSA ( They Stand Around) agents. We'll find those culprits trying to smuggle in those 5 ounce tubes of toothpaste and cream filled donuts, now, for sure.:oops:
     
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    just what TSA needs.. more money to piss away.
     
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    $2.50 per segment each way...up to 2 segments per destination.
     
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    Doesn't TSA stand for Totally Stupid A_ _holes?
     
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    I'd love to see how they "effectively" spend current funds and the true need for more $$...:confused:
     
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    According to a recently declassified GSA report, the funds have been spent as follows.....

    Step 1: Insert funds into the toilet with the $50,000 seat

    Step 2: Flush.

    ;)
     
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    Well said! :)
     
  9. USAF_Pride
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    at least with the military, you knew it wasn't for the toilet seat but rather some secret project. Not sure what the TSA does with it.
     
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