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Congress should abolish the TSA -- it's time to privatize airport screening
Fox News ^ | November 26, 2013 | Chris Edwards

Posted on 11/30/2013 4:06:52 AM PST by cutty

Over a decade of experience has shown that the nationalization of airport screening was a mistake.

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Private airport screening is the successful approach used by many other high-income nations. Indeed, all main airports in Canada use private screening firms, as do more than 80 percent of Europe’s main airports.

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TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Germany; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: airports; aviation; privatizetsa; tsa; tsaoutofcontrol; tsapervs

1 posted on 11/30/2013 4:06:52 AM PST by cutty
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To: cutty

The original political fight over this was to create yet another richly endowed democrat voter block. We’d need a conservative republican House and Senate and President to do this.


2 posted on 11/30/2013 4:10:53 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: cutty

congress should eliminate about 3/4 of the federal worthless gubmint.


3 posted on 11/30/2013 4:17:49 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Joe Boucher

Absolutely.

Aviation security should be a state responsibility at all, but the few airports that are exclusively a federal responsibility.


4 posted on 11/30/2013 4:19:47 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Gen.Blather
The original political fight over this was to create yet another richly endowed democrat voter block.

Also, not unionized but that changed quickly. TSA is just welfare with dignity.

5 posted on 11/30/2013 4:27:55 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother ("When leftists don’t get their way, they start shooting people and bombing buildings." - rr)
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To: cutty

Never happen. Once the power hungry federal government gets control of something it will never let go. The bigger it gets the more power it wants, think ACA.

That’s why we are in a fast downward spiral towards destruction.

To turn this around and get some push back we gotta get rid of the RINO’s. There’s a better chance of an ice cube surviving hell.


6 posted on 11/30/2013 4:33:44 AM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

“TSA is just welfare with dignity. “

I don’t know about dignity as many of them look like shoppers on the people of Walmart site.


7 posted on 11/30/2013 4:51:48 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: cutty

There are actually several related changes that need to be made to the US air travel infrastructure, of which this should be a part.

To start with, there needs to be a plan somewhat like the building of the Interstate Highway System (though much smaller), to “offset” cargo transport away from metropolitan to rural areas, with very large buffer zones in which residential development is forbidden, and commercial development is solely for airport infrastructure and cargo transport.

The new rural airports for cargo would in turn be connected to rail and roadway transport for cargo movement to and from the metro areas.

Imagine O’Hare airport in Chicago with exclusively passenger service, perhaps half the number of aircraft in and out each day, radically increasing its efficiency and safety. It would also be far more pleasant for the adjacent parts of the metro area.

This being said, security at a passenger only airport, especially if most of their luggage was transported as cargo, would be far easier, far less intrusive, and far more secure. It could be done by the airports and the airlines, with no need for the TSA at all.


8 posted on 11/30/2013 5:00:56 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: cutty

Until you get rid of the Patriot Act...a privitized TSA will just be a bunch of minimum wage goofballs groping women...with overpaid non-producing executives laughing about it

Privitization of Big Government is still Big Government. Eliminating Big Government gets rid of government. Privatization is just Business Socialism


9 posted on 11/30/2013 5:27:25 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: Real Conservatives Only, Please)
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To: cutty

Not priatize, do away with it.


10 posted on 11/30/2013 5:59:47 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: cutty

What? And harm W’s legacy? No way!


11 posted on 11/30/2013 6:19:53 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: redfreedom
I'm afraid you are right. Few people know that the Drug Enforcement Administration was formed so that all the federal workers who enforced prohibition could get jobs once booze was legalized.

One thing I could think of which might employ them is to open commissary type stores in inner city neighborhoods and give these people a job clerking.

12 posted on 11/30/2013 6:32:23 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: cutty

What, take these incompetent TSA union thugs out of their cushy federal jobs and put them on unemployment? How heartless!

Actually, it would make a swell Christmas gift for the most incompetent members of the federal workforce besides the BATFE.


13 posted on 11/30/2013 6:57:58 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: cutty

How many American airplane bombers have the tsa workers found?


14 posted on 11/30/2013 7:12:03 AM PST by tillacum
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To: SeminoleCounty
with overpaid non-producing executives laughing about it.

One of the reasons they created TSA was because a significant number of the original contract screeners were illegal aliens.

15 posted on 11/30/2013 8:48:44 AM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: Gen.Blather

Will Obama abolish the TSA—Never! They are a part of his new Brown shirt army. He needs them to control the population and strike fear in them—Like he used the National Park rangers in the same way. Anyone who pulls down a Government check is enlisted in his private stooge army—from the iRS to the CIA.


16 posted on 11/30/2013 9:32:13 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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