Under President Obama’s new budget you would, if the thing passes, be required to pay more for your own humiliation.
According to the Daily Mail, the president wants to raise by $5 the price for the TSA to check out your bad, X-rayed-into-nakedness self and run their hands up and down your precious body.
And this we learn on Valentine’s Day. From the report:
Ideas quietly floated and then discarded during congressional budget negotiations last summer re-emerged in the fiscal 2013 transportation and homeland security portions of the White House budget sent to Congress that outlines $4 trillion in deficit reduction.
Under the proposal, ticket fees that help pay for passenger and bag security screening at more than 400 U.S. airports would double to a mandatory minimum of $5 per one-way trip.
The fee would jump 50 cents per year beginning in 2014, raising the total to $7.50 in 2018.
Passenger security screening? I think we know what that means.
Remember when Obama promised not to raise taxes on the middle class? Well he never said fees. Instead of taxing you, he’s going to fee you up.
The money raised will help with the cost of hands-on security, airport improvements, and sexy underwear for airport employees.
H/T to Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit for finding this.