3,700 TSA workers in the nation’s capital are making “on average $100,000 per year

Posted on June 6, 2011 by

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“I’m not a happy camper!”

By Jamie Dupree

While the Republican-led House balked at the idea of deeper cuts last week in a spending bill for homeland defense, lawmakers did take a shot the budget for aviation security.

“I would like to see much more dramatic cuts in TSA,” said Rep. John Mica (R-FL), the Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, who argues the Transportation Security Administration has become a classic bloated bureaucracy since being invented after the Nine Eleven attacks.

“It’s just spun out of control with 3,700 bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.,” said Mica, who pushed through a plan last week to chop out $270 million from the TSA budget.

The 219-204 vote was one of the few wins for budget hawks in the House; but it’s probably more of a commentary on the TSA and airport screening in general.

…………..  Mica says the TSA should start cutting in Washington, D.C. instead, arguing the 3,700 TSA workers in the nation’s capital are making “on average $100,000 per year.”   Keep Reading

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