This is certainly not helping the national debt go down.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, told Congress last week carry-on luggage is costing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) some $260 million every year.
She says that luggage fees have scared off more passengers from checking their bags and instead load more into their carry-on, which means more items for Transportation Security Administration officers to inspect at security checkpoints.
That's a bummer, so what is the head of Homeland Security suggesting? Charging us more to fly of course!
After being asked whether taxpayers should have to pick up these security fees or make airlines use some of their MASSIVE profits to offset the cost on the people, Napolitino suggested a surcharge of up to $5 on each ticket.
The new security fee, she says, would bring her department about $600 million a year.
Typical. Let's make the PEOPLE pay for the airline companies' cost to run THEIR business!
They probably can't afford it anyway, they only make an estimated $5 billion a year. Ha!
Question Janet…why are we footing the bill for a billion dollar business to run effectively?
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