Nicholas E. Calio, president and CEO of Airlines for America, said Congress should not increase user fees airline passengers pay to the Transportation Security Administration. "Make no mistake: while described as a user fee, this is a tax, and it is a misguided revenue grab with unintended consequences that will be far more damaging than beneficial to our nascent economic recovery and jobs," Calio writes. "The bottom line is that there is no compelling argument for raising taxes on aviation. A budget deal should not be reached on the backs of airlines and airline customers who are already paying much more than their fair share."
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