As I was getting ready for work today saw a morning talk show with Senator Gordon Smith from Oregon,and he was talking about the possibility of federalizing airport security as a means to solve the problem of lax security. He didn't go into any details, but I got the impression that it would be outside (i.e. not a part of) the FAA.
It seems like a good idea to put the goverment in charge, as they might have the money (pulled from the aviation trust fund) to set-up some kind of deal like that. But then you run into the whole question of government involovement and the inherent problems in that. (bloated bureauacracies etc...)
Your thoughts and ideas?
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