Mini-Me: TSA Cost $1.2 Billion a Year, Harming Air Travel Volume, Killing 1,200 a Year on the Roads

Who? Mini-Me?

It is not possible to micro-manage security.  Only the corrupt think this is possible.

TSA wastes $1.2 billion a year and causes 1,200 unnecessary deaths annually

by Mark Skousen

Human Events, 24 January 2012

The TSA is rapidly becoming the #2 most hated government agency in the world, behind the IRS.

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Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and millions of other travelers now refuses to travel commercial airlines because of the invasive TSA.  I know I’ve cut down my airplane travel.  The use of the full-body scanners and pat downs is a clear violation of the 4th amendment, which prohibits “unreasonable” searches and seizure.  People are fed up and are not flying if they can help it.  (Go to to read the horror stories and what you can do to fight the TSA.)

According to a recent survey by the US Travel Association, two-out-of-five travelers are boycotting airports and invasive checkpoints in favor of the train or the automobile.

But increasing use of the highways has its cost.  According to K. Jack Riley, VP of the National Security Research Division of the well-respected RAND Corp., TSA regulations has the unintended consequence of increasing highway deaths.  According to the study, an additional 1,200 fatalities happen a year on US highways “from a relative increase in driving and reduction in flying resulting from fear of terrorist attacks and the inconvenience of flying.”

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