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Budget cuts=no overniters for air marshalls, $4

Budget cuts=no overniters for air marshalls, $4bn/mo in Iraq? It just don’t add up!. Josh Marshall follows the money. Did I mention the hijacking warning?

Reader comments

megnutJul 30, 2003 at 12:04PM

Hmmm...perhaps those tax cuts weren't such a good idea after all...

jkottkeJul 30, 2003 at 12:46PM

Marshall's assertion that we should "forget balance" and that the task "is to do everything possible to prevent anyone from flying another one of our jets into a building" is over the top. I don't want to see more hijacked planes flying into buildings, but I also don't want to pay more than I already do in taxes and airfare toward the unattainable goal of 100% security, not to mention that pesky erosion of civil liberties. Keeping every single person in the world safe at all costs is a ridiculous and unsustainable policy. As with everything else in the whole entire history of everything, balance is required.

TheBradJul 30, 2003 at 4:44PM

We just need to work a sponsorship deal with, say, Holiday Inn or Red Roof. They get to put their logo on the marshalls' badges and, heck, maybe a banner ad or two on the website, and trade it for free room nights.

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