Monday, August 17, 2009

Opposition to the Single Payer System

Dread Tomato Addiction blog signature Environmental Roadie and Assistant Guitar Lawyer Sean Carman offers his views on health care reform domestic airport security. [Via The Huffington Post]

Why I Oppose the Single-Payer System
for Domestic Airport Security

Let me explain. There are any number of ways to ensure that passengers are prevented from bringing weapons or explosives onto domestic flights. Some advocate a "single-payer" system, in which a single entity, say, the United States government, becomes the sole source of funding for airport security. Under this plan, it would be the GOVERNMENT that organizes the provision of security services at all American airports.

That's right. GOVERNMENT employees would write the regulations dictating what items can be brought into the cabins of passenger aircraft. GOVERNMENT employees would operate the security checkpoints at America's airports. When someone walked through airport security, the person watching the metal detector to see if it registered an alarm to indicate the presence of metal in that person's pants would be a GOVERNMENT employee.


As you might begin to see, Sean isn't really talking about airport security at all. Go see what he is up to at The Huffington Post.
Dread Tomato Addiction blog signature