Saturday, August 20, 2011

Security theater is expensive!

Because many airports were "built at a time when security was much less of a concern," many airports have been getting expensive renovations. Portland's airport just got a $75 million addition. Colorado Springs is starting a $4.7 million renovation, including:
The airport also has plans to expand its security area to make room for larger required security equipment, such as full body scanners.
Don't you just feel warm and fuzzy that your paycheck goes to pay for a bunch of politically-connected contractors to build what should be unnecessary additions? Me too.