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Ryan-Murray budget deal would raise TSA fees


By Lisa Simeone - Posted on 12 December 2013

While half the country is up in arms over the Paul Ryan-Patty Murray budget deal in Congress — with both conservatives and liberals disliking it for their own reasons — I see a twinkling, nay glittering, silver lining.

Security fees for air travelers would jump by 124%, to $5.60 per one-way trip ($11.20 round-trip). Right now the fee is $2.50 for a non-stop flight and $5 for a leg of travel that includes connecting flights. The proposed $5.60 would cover both non-stops and connectings. 

Why shouldn't the people who fly pay for their own, cough cough, security?

I pay for my tickets when I go to the theater. Why shouldn’t air travelers?

Read the rest at ABombazine.

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