Is TSA just another airline subsidy?

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Is TSA just another airline subsidy?
    by BILL FISHER on FEBRUARY 17, 2012

    This is so good. By our own Bill Fisher, an expert in statistical analysis. I just finished editing it. Please go over and comment, and spread far and wide. Facts, facts, facts -- they are aplenty here.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Well done!

    That is why bozos such as Delta CEO Anderson keep claiming that TSA is doing a great job.
     
  3. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    James C. May, past president of the Air Transport Association (now known as Airlines For America), has not been shy about being pleased that the costs of security has been shifted towards the government.

    I also believe they have been pushing for LASP in back channels, to make General Aviation a less attractive alternative to commercial air travel.
     
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Great info. Please leave this comment over at TSA News.
     
  5. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    What's the status of LASP? That article was from 2008 and the last paragraph notes that there was to be a supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in 2010.

    And it applies to hot air balloons???? Wow.
     
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  7. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    We're expecting an updated proposal any time now. I think it was under review by the Office of Management and Budget last fall. There were over 8,000 mostly negative comments submitted on the original version. General Aviation has an excellent grass roots advocacy bloc. EAA has really done a good job in explaining the "camel's nose under the tent flap" aspect of this, because it doesn't just affect bizjet operators. :)^
     
  8. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Great article! ^

    I emailed this to my reps. All in all, a very busy week of emailing, probably nearly 20 to each.
     
  9. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Good, good.

    Any signs of what kin of proposal you'll get?
     
  10. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

  11. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Not really, all I've heard is some talk about the TSA looking at cargo operators.

    Lisa, thanks for explaining LASP on the comment area, I didn't stop and think that my hyperlink to the EAA page would be stripped. Wow, I've really made this thread drift. :oops:
     
  12. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yeah, Disqus doesn't do hyperlinks. It does, however, allow for posting of links straight up.
     

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