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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Big Brother Takeover: Airports Can No Longer 'Opt Out' of TSA

According to a Video on Fox News and an Article on MSNBC, the Government says Airports can no longer 'Opt Out' of the TSA by Replacing them with Private Security:

"The Transportation Security Administration has said it won’t allow any more airports to “opt out” and bring in private security contractors in place of the agency’s federal workers. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., who in the fall wrote a letter to 100 airports urging them to ditch the TSA, said it is “unimaginable” that TSA would end “the most successfully performing passenger screening program we’ve had over the last decade.”

Despite staunch opt-out support from Mica — the new chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee — TSA Administrator John Pistole said Friday that he had reviewed the private contractor screening program as part of a more general review of TSA policies and decided not to expand the program beyond the current 16 airports because he did not see “any clear or substantial advantage to do so at this time.”

Fox News also points out that since the TSA can now Unionize, the fact that Airports are banned from hiring Private Security is really a Big Pay Off to Obama's Union supporters.

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