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Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Elizabeth Conley, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Alternate title: Hey, Any O Yous Speak Gub'mint?

    This is an artfully crafted bit of white-collar-criminal double-speak. I've not one clue what these folks are saying, but I'm pretty sure they're fixin' to squander more of our hard earned money.

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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I think they're saying that more Chertofiization is coming and they are trying to open up more opportunities for self-enrichment through privatization:

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  3. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    That's what it sounded like to me too.

    I wonder and worry about this recent trend of "privatize TSA" statements from politicians (namely GOP, though that doesn't necessarily mean anything).

    Private-sector influence got us the Nude-o-scopes in the first place thanks to Chertoff's backroom deals. I question whether privatizing the whole damn thing is going to fix anything.
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    It's not. It's just going to dump more money -- our money -- into the pockets of private "security" firms.

    I notice that, true to form, two revolving-door "experts" were present to testify -- both former employees of DHS, now employees of private companies that want to sell stuff to DHS.
  5. myadvice

    myadvice Original Member

    Instead of borrowing money (through federal government bonds) to purchasing security screening machines, we are going to require let the airport authorities purchase the machines then have the federal government pay for the equipment over time.

    That way we can avoid looking as bad as the PIIGS borrow less at the federal level by shifting federal borrowing to local government entities who will use more expensive vendor sponsored lease financing leveraging private sector borrowing to pay for the equipment.

    (It's been a while since I was with local government, so apologies if I mistranslated some of the current buzzwords.)
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  6. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Seems pretty spot on to me. By the way, it isn't called "buzzwords," it's called "political doublespeak." Nice job on translating; you have a promising new career ahead of you! :D

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