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Congressman wants to take away TSA’s spare change … literally

  • $409,085 in change left in 2010 source

» But where does it all go? Since 2005, Congress has allowed the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to use forgotten money left behind by passengers as part of their operating budget, although the agency says it works hard to return the money left by passengers. But a new proposal in the House of Representatives, introduced by Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), would change that. Miller’s proposal would send all forgotten monies, collected by the TSA, to the USO instead, and may expand the bill to include higher value items like sunglasses, cameras, and computers. He’s convinced that taxpayers and travelers alike would both prefer it this way. But we’re wondering, what do YOU think of this new plan?

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February 22, 2012 // 14:06 // 2 years ago
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  1. kpodz reblogged this from shortformblog
  2. seymourbuhts reblogged this from vinegarwilliams and added:
    Meh. Sure, I like Vinegar’s idea. Though for “cameras, and computers” an effort should be put forth to contact the...
  3. hugginz reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
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  4. hugginz said: CONGRESS IS OUT OF TOUCH OBAMA IS A MUSLIN EXTERMIST STATES RIGHTS
  5. mintike said: I think that the change is fine, up to maybe a certain amount of money, but the higher valued items should not be collected for profit. They should be held for the passengers who will most likely notice their absence.
  6. hopefulfortoday reblogged this from shortformblog
  7. vinegarwilliams reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    I think the money should be sent to help feed the poor. Create a lottery for independent, non-faith based organizations....
  8. alovesofine reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Yes this is good. Very good.
  9. e-fairy said: They need to officially establish who the lost money belongs to before just handing it out to the USO. They should have a system where, if nobody claims it after a certain time then they are allowed to donate it. But to the USO? Come on…
  10. dinfinite said: Fuck the TSA, I respect the USO, but that money should go to people who need it. Maybe I’m a commie, but give it to welfare.
  11. waronidiocy said: Found money and objects could be donated to charities. I know walmarts donate unclaimed found money to children’s hospitals
  12. shortformblog posted this