FauxPolitik

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Save us from ourselves: More belly-aching from the airlines. The taxes they pay are too high and they shouldn't be shouldering the burden of added security costs - instead the government should foot the bill. Sounds like the lobbyists for the AARP. Anyway, I thought the federal government had just replaced the private (airline and airport-funded) security staff with a whole new federal workforce. Oh, and those sky marshals - don't our tax dollars already pay for those? This is called competition. Some of the airlines will survive and even thrive; some will die and fade away. It is not a matter of national security that each one stay in business. The airlines view themselves as sacred cows. More like rump roast.

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