Senate Democrats Increase Funding for Touching Sensitive Areas

Katie Pavlich

5/22/2012 2:37:00 PM - Katie Pavlich

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 Landrieu (D-La.) said the $350 million in funding would otherwise come from taxpayers and argued it is better to stick passengers who rely on TSA with the bill.

TSA hasn't stopped a single terror attempt since being founded after 9/11.