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1 posted on 03/24/2012 4:23:52 PM PDT by re_tail20
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Since 2001, a little-known law has let airports seek permission to stop using federal screeners. But airport officials said that the T.S.A had been slow in allowing the switch, and last year the agency said it would stop accepting additional requests.

Of course they stopped accepting requests to drop them. Like all bureaus they think their survival is more important than the rights of people. Passing a law that doesn't require the approval of TSA in order to opt out is the only solution. You know most airports are going to drop them if this becomes law.

2 posted on 03/24/2012 4:29:08 PM PDT by calex59
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New?

It was never a requirement that the screeners be Govt TSA.

The most liberal city in the nation, opted out form day one.

Earlier this year, the Transportation Security Administration halted a program that allowed airports to privatize their screeners, citing safety concerns, but airport administrators say TSA stopped the program with little warning and without adequate justification.

http://transportation.house.gov/news/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=1309


3 posted on 03/24/2012 4:33:56 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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Defeats the purpose: MassPort used a private security company out of Georgia, at Logan Airport in Boston which allowed the illegal alien and wanted Al-Queda operatives to board airplanes that would be used as bombs at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Those security ‘officers’ were from Somalia.


4 posted on 03/24/2012 4:34:15 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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In its own report last year, the agency estimated that private screeners would cost 3 percent more than federal ones...

And I'd be 70% more likely to take additional flights.

This fall, my son and I are going to The Burgh, and rather than make a 1 hour flight, we'll take a bus, thanks to the TSA.

Really, why don't they let people bring anything they want on a plane? I know I'd feel (and be) safer if I and many of my fellow Americans were armed.

5 posted on 03/24/2012 4:36:24 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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Hip Hip Horay!


6 posted on 03/24/2012 4:36:24 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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Free markets solve problems and rewards the problem solvers.


7 posted on 03/24/2012 4:41:31 PM PDT by Lysander (Paul or not at all.)
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Hey, how about we make TSA screeners exempt from bing sued or prosecuted for ‘profiling’

Then they would not have to screen grandma’s and crippled children “to be fair”


8 posted on 03/24/2012 4:44:09 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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Is it a new law? Or is it just a bill? I refuse to fly with TSA running things. Haven’t since 2002.


9 posted on 03/24/2012 4:45:40 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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and people are going to think this is "progress", a move that acknowledges the "free market".

just OY.

10 posted on 03/24/2012 4:45:58 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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I think I read that a couple of years ago Gov. Perry attempted to opt out of the TSA and the Feds said...fine, no airplanes will land in Texas.

Or did I dream that?


15 posted on 03/24/2012 5:24:15 PM PDT by berdie
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Even if the private screeners had to to follow the same TSA rules, I highly doubt they would scream at passengers waiting in line, karate chop you in the nuts “for security” and be a lot less theft from luggage.


17 posted on 03/24/2012 5:37:21 PM PDT by matt04
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How did this bill ever pass without the Unions screaming bloody murder??


18 posted on 03/24/2012 5:39:58 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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A committee report found that private contractors could be more cost-effective than federal screeners. If the nation’s top 35 airports switched to private contractors, the report said, taxpayers would save $1 billion over five years.

The downside is that then the TSA goons will descend on Amtrak and Greyhound. The Amtrak Police Chief has already thrown TSA out of his Savannah Georgia station.

19 posted on 03/24/2012 5:44:33 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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