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Adrian 1 Adrian Gil Mrs. Garcia Research 12 January 29 2011 The TSA are Deteriorating America Imagine a government that takes the money made by the hard working citizens, and then places that money on a project that may very well harm the citizens. The United States government is doing this when implementing the Transportation Security Administration’s full body scanners and enhanced pat-downs. Many writers for famous newspapers have often written about this topic and expressed their views on how useless the TSA agents are. Ariel Kaminer from the New York Times went down to an airport and conducted her own experiments to see how useful the Transportation Security Administration really is. Leon Kaufman, who has a Ph.D, says that the new scanners are highly hazardous machines. Researcher John Sedat from the University of California San Francisco sent a letter to the government telling them how the scanners may be highly hazardous. The problem is that the U.S. government is spending large quantities of money on the new methods of the Transportation Security Administration in airports which include backscatter x-ray scanners and enhanced pat-downs. The government is under the false pretense that it will make Americans flying on airlines safer if the new procedures are carried out. In reality, both the scanners and the pat downs are basically useless. To add on to that, the scanners can be detrimental to a person’s health, and the pat-downs will put people through high amounts of stress. Transportation Security Administration’s full body scanners and enhanced pat downs should be removed because they are costly, invasive, and hazardous to Americans.
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Adrian 1 Transportation Airport Security scanners and personnel for enhanced pat-downs will cost a large amount of money and our government is not in a position to keep increasing the deficit and national debt. It is no secret that the Unite States’ economy is not doing very well. Over the past years our deficit has been increasing and it has reached the amazing amount of $1,556 billion (OMB). Still, with the increasing deficit Obama still allowed for the implementation of the new backscatter x-ray scanners in airports all across the nation. In addition to this, Congress allowed for the Department of Homeland Security to spend over $139 million on transportation security alone, and 46% of that money was specifically for the new technology at airports (Dpt. of Homeland Security). The amount of money being wasted on the TSA can be instead used to bring down the growing deficit of the United States. According to the Office of Management and Budget, the total public debt at the end of the 2010 fiscal year is $9,298 billion (OMB). If we allow this to keep increasing by spending money on things like the scanners, the Unite States will soon find itself lost in debt to other countries. This will allow for us to become political
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  • Spring '11
  • Mills
  • Federal government of the United States, United States Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, TSA, Airport security, Aircraft hijacking

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