Monday, January 31, 2011

"Hey, We'll Do the Groping Around here" -- TSA Boss Nixes Competition

You may have missed this little nugget of news this weekend that illustrates the federal government's ever-increasing move to monopolize...everything!

The story involves the program that allowed airports to replace the objectionably intrusive Transportation Security Administration with private screeners. And yes, I'm afraid I used the past tense in that sentence because TSA boss John Pistole has now nixed the whole program.

You ask, how can a lone bureaucrat, a mere unelected clerk make a decision that directly and uncomfortably affects millions of Americans?

Welcome to the new and improved Nanny State.