Reading this story at Pirates Cove, I had a thought
(The Hill) The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday moved forward with legislation to increase airline passenger security fees, beating back a GOP attempt to keep them at current levels.
The 2013 Homeland Security appropriations bill would increase one-way fees for passengers from $2.50 to $5 in order to close a budget shortfall at the Transportation Security Administration.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) said the $315 million in funding would otherwise come from taxpayers and argued it is better to stick passengers who rely on TSA with the bill.
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) sponsored an amendment to strip out the fee increase and offset the loss of revenue with cuts to state and local grants, emergency food and shelter funding, and dropping $89 million in funding for a new highway interchange leading to the Homeland Security’s new headquarters in southeast Washington, D.C. Hutchison noted that the Senate had decided not to increase the fees in the recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill. (which was defeated)
My thought is that I would not mind increased security fees IF, I thought that the TSA security measures made me, well SECURE! But then I had another thought. If I am going to pay more to be groped, then I think I have a right to demand hotter TSA agents, I am thinking hot TSA women dressed like Hooters girls, or maybe Japanese school girls, yes, I know, I am a guy, so sue me. And I demand that I get to choose which agents
frisk, grope, violate me. Maybe, if I am lucky, several TSA babes, dressed like Florida Gator cheerleaders will have to restrain me and do an invasive search. Now THAT I would pay for! Sure I might miss my fight, but so what?