In order to enjoy a marginal piece of dignity once enjoyed by Americans, travelers can now pay the TSA $85.00 to “trust” them and not subject them to the same degree of harassment that everyone else endures while trying to travel.
The TSA’s “PreCheck” program is expected to reap in about $255 million in 2013 alone. Those enrolled in the ‘trusted traveler’ program don’t have to remove their shoes, jackets and belts during screening. Members can also keep their laptop computers and approved liquids in their bags.
After stealing your RIGHTS, they attempt to SELL them back to you as PRIVILEGES. Papers, please!
As usual, the poor are the suspects; the poor are the criminalized. If you have money, you can get away with anything…
Now it’s $85 easier to get away with anything…
Are you fucking kidding me? Wasn’t the point of the TSA to protect our security? Any terrorist can buy an $85 pass to avoid the TSA. What does this have to do with anything besides making a profit? Fucking ridiculous.