Posts Tagged ‘TSA’

Poll Aside, TSA is Not OK


Tuesday August 28th, 2012   •   Posted by Lloyd Billingsley at 12:28pm PDT   •   10 Comments

A majority of Americans approves of the Transportation Safety Authority, according to a recent Gallup poll. A full 54 percent of Americans say the TSA is doing an excellent or good job and 30 percent rating the TSA as only “fair.” Only 12 percent of Americans, according to the poll, said the TSA was…
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The Costs of 9/11


Tuesday September 13th, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 7:03am PDT   •   1 Comment

The New York Times has a wonderful info-graphic depicting the costs of 9/11 by Shan Carter and Amanda Cox. As the author’s point out, the United States has spent an estimated $7 million for every dollar Al Qaeda spent planning and executing the attacks – approximately one-fifth of the current national debt. Notably, these…
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Fixing the Budget Deficit Without Raising Taxes


Monday November 15th, 2010   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 11:01am PST   •   3 Comments

The New York Times has a wonderful tool for understanding how the recommendations of the presidential deficit commission could work to close the estimated annual budget shortfalls in the future. You simply go through and select spending cuts and tax increases until the budget shortfall is corrected for both in the present and future….
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