Below are some ideas / solutions I came up with to the issue about TSA/sequestration and posted last night (reposting now. ) There are reasonable solutions – you probably have one. What we don’t need is everyone going stupid and into a full scale panic.
Everyone is rolling out the scare tactics as we approach March 1/sequestration. Even the travel industry is getting into the act with this:
“The travel industry is warning that airport security line wait times could stretch to three hours after mandatory funding cuts kick in March 1…” (from the Examiner)
There are solutions…eg charge people who bring bags on airplanes since bags have to go through the security. The bags slow things down at security. With the additional revenue from charging for bags, don’t furlough the TSA officials and just use the additional revenue to pay them. If you don’t want to pay the extra charge to bring a bag on board, then check your bag. If less people go through security with bags, we will need less TSA. Or another idea is to have a fast flow lane and require those using it to pay a hefty fee. Many will be willing to pay more (and thus pay for the TSA who might otherwise be furloughed) and others, who don’t want to pay, can go to the airport earlier and wait in line.
Many Americans can’t afford to fly and probably have no sympathy for those who have to wait in line…
If my ideas are dumb — you come up with some…