Thursday, November 18, 2010

Opt Out: The Private Sector Steps In

In an interesting turn of events, one airport has decided to opt out of TSA screening. Orlando's Sanford Airport has decided to go private:

"All of our due diligence shows it's the way to go," said Larry Dale, the director of the Sanford Airport Authority. "You're going to get better service at a better price and more accountability and better customer service."

You have to wonder why, and it doesn't take long to figure out. Disney is in Orlando and with the backlash against the TSA and flying in general because of the TSA, Disney must see lost revenue looming from this. In a bad economy, losing business is not an option.

The lesson from this is that capitalism and common sense solve a lot of problems. Some may say this is solely for perception, but perception is everything when it comes to public relations and sales. So far a political solution doesn't seem possible until the new congress comes in January. Until then, expect the incoming crown to create a plan that hopefully fixes this. My hope is that our next congress is a GSD congress. Get Shit Done, and I don't mean in the style of what we have lived through in the last 2-3 years. The democrats have lived and acted at their peril and have netted the results. The good or bad thing depending on which side of the toilet bowl you pee is that they have doubled down in nominating Pelosi the minority leader. I am digressing a bit, but we are seeing a populace standing up and saying they have had enough of the Nanny state and they aren't going to take it anymore. Rebellion can be a good thing. It keeps the assholes in our lives in check.

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AdamS said...

Oh man...I thought this would be good news...but they would still be doing the same government mandated procedures - just a different set of fingers in your waistband unfortunately, so to speak. The gov's rules need to be abolished first before anything will change.

The Right Guy said...

Hey Adam:
The difference is that they aren't civil servants that don't give a shit. Private companies are more responsive to the public. They can be fired. When was the last time you saw a civil servant fired? It doesn't happen a lot. It's a start and a response that the airport could do. People are starting to say, fuck flying, myself included.

Chuck said...

I plan to show up at the airport with my cock hanging out of my zipper in the interests of safety.

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