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Senate Democrats Increase Funding for Touching Sensitive Areas

pow1000 Wrote: May 23, 2012 8:14 PM
That picture just disgusts me. It happened to my 75 year old mother, she was flagged and groped, a little old lady, white hair, about 110 lbs. She was so embarassed she was crying, she was by herself on her way to a vacation to meet some friends. On the way back she was told "you have been selected to volunteer for a complete luggage search". She couldnt believe it, so she said "I didnt volunteer" (?). They just repeated the same sentence and called over reinforcement, since she was questioning them. She had no choice, but to let them go through her underwear and whatever. Its disgusting and shameful. It has gotten totally out of hand, these TSA people are on a huge power trip. This is the USA, for heavens sake.

As if getting groped and naked scanned at the airport wasn't enough, not to mention dealing with the entitled, power trip attitudes of many TSA agents, Senate Democrats want you to pay even more for it.

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...