Fellow slaves I have some unfortunate news. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which enjoys a monopoly on airport security (either directly or by having to approve any alternative security system), has decided to raise its prices:
— Airline passengers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and airports across the U.S. are going to have to pay a little more starting Monday.
KNX 1070′s Ed Mertz reports the Transportation Security Administration fees tacked on to tickets are going up to $5.60 for all flights.
After Monday $5.60 of your ticket will go towards funding the TSA’s programs to confiscate any containers that can store over 3 oz. of liquids, steal things from your checked baggage, have perverts look at your naked body with a scanner, sexually assaulting you if you don’t want to go through a scanner, and verbally harassing you if they believe you look suspicious or an agent is just having a bad day.
While $5.60 doesn’t sound like much it is an absurd charge once you actually consider what that money is going towards.