TSA stacks the "Security Committee"

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Smart Money: TSA Security Committee Leaves Critics on the Ground

    Apparently it's loaded up with terrorism victims (it happened to me, so anything for safety), law enforcement (thank you for the grants), airlines (thank you for absolving us of screening responsibilities), etc. -- people who benefit from TSA's largesse. The passengers appear to be left out in the cold:

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  2. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Truth is I had no idea there was such a committee. Other than on (and for a while) after 9/11, I paid no attention to airport security until November 2010.
  3. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    • Who exactly is representing "aviation consumer advocates" then?
    • A full committee member would not have travel expenses paid by TSA, according to TSA; to preclude partcipation through economic means if nothing else?
    • The timing of the resurrection of the committee appears anticipatory of criticism; TSA can say, "Yes, Congressman, we're on it." When in fact their hand-picked "stakeholders" will go along rather than do as intended:
      I've seen these stakeholder Committees misused before. There aren't too many places to have influence on policy at this level in such a direct fashion. These fellows are listed as contacts:
      Benny Thompson and others should be called upon to help make this an honest process if there is going to be one.
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Apparently they won't say, except to indicate that there are no seats available on the committee.

    Perhaps that is a way of saying "nobody"?
  5. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Let me guess, it's top secret.:trash:
    Unacceptable. 'So and so's a frequent flyer, so she counts...' Seriously, this needs intervention.

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