The first budget proposal from President Barack Obama increases funding to improve the U.S.'s airspace as well as more money for security expenses in the transportation system. However, the proposal has sparked an outcry because the future security measures will be paid by boosting airline passenger fees and launching new direct-user fees. "It's going to be a tough pill to swallow for airline passengers to have to pay nearly three times more money to be treated as callously as they are by TSA," said Kate Hanni, executive director of FlyersRights.org.

Related Summaries