Not only is TSA pointless, an inconvenience, and a violation of civil liberties, it’s over budget. So, some Democrats think that the .gov should assess an additional fee on travelers to pay for their incompetence:
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 $315 million in funding would otherwise come from taxpayers and argued it is better to stick passengers who rely on TSA with the bill.
Does it ever occur to any politician to make an agency comply with its budget?