Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Hey, gotta light?

Matches but not lighters. The Transportation Safety Administration has banned cigarette lighters on commercial airliners beginning April 14th, but passengers will still be able to carry on as many as four books of matches.
An OMB spokesman said the TSA needs to complete a cost-benefit analysis of banning matches.

"If we move to add matches to the list, we will post the proposal for public comment," TSA spokesman Mark Hatfield said.
A "cost-benefit analysis" really? Do some Americans really want this kind of government bureaucracy in charge of our health care and retirement?

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