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Privatize Airport Security
Commentary, by Michael Rubin

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Posted By:pineledger, 3/5/2013 4:50:29 AM

Rather than use sequestration to trim waste, the Obama administration has viewed the deadline—and the Republican desire to curtail spending—as an assault on big government. If it’s a choice between defending big government and hurting the individual, President Obama appears much more inclined to punish the individual, hoping that a backlash against government-instigated inconvenience will lead Republicans to cave.(Snip)Endless airport lines under sequestration are not about security, they are about the inability of a government agency to do its job with its available means.

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Now that the government has this foothold, can anyone imagine them giving it up?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dragon, 3/5/2013 9:11:06 AM     (No. 9209059)

People forget just how bad airport security was before it was federalized. Security was a joke with minimum wage screeners; people literally made more money working at McDonalds on the concourse. The problem is the policy--there is no legitimate reason for old people, the disabled, and children be subjected to the treatment they currently receive. They are not the threat. It is political correctness run amok--federal officers trained in profiling is the answer but will never happen because liberals insist we all need to be groped and fondled equally.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: OhMy, 3/5/2013 9:28:19 AM     (No. 9209094)

How about the cost of Michael Chertoff who installed the pricey machines which are now being removed. He had a conflict of interest being both the buyer ( for the govt ) and the seller ( his company made the machines) It would be far more effective and cheaper to teach dogs to alert on the odour of any chemical or explosive they are looking for and have them and their handler near the gate to point out which passengers need to be searched. We need security not security theatre!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lylacat, 3/5/2013 9:46:35 AM     (No. 9209130)

Does anyone really feel safer going though TSA´s security? I sure don´t. I have shuffled for over an hour at each end through tiring lines only to get to the checkpoint and see two lanes open, but there are about ten agents standing around talking to one another and laughing. They are arrogant because they are in control and like to use their power, and they absolutely have no common sense. Please privatize airport security, and if they do a poor job (like they are now) then you can hire a different company. A private company would do a better job than the government, always has, always will.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pictish, 3/5/2013 11:23:27 AM     (No. 9209319)

I know four people who worked for a private security company at Newark Airport who now work for the TSA. Their pay now is compareable to their pay before. Two of them are supervisors due to their prior experience.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: eden202, 3/5/2013 11:54:20 AM     (No. 9209400)

Eliminate the Department of Homeland Security. It was a kneejerk reaction to 9/11. Just let the FAA develop some airport security regulations. We can save billions of dollars by not buying tanks and bullets to "secure the homeland".

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