So I can't shock you, but maybe the federal government can.
Did you know that when you buy an airplane ticket now, that you pay a tax that is titled the "September 11th security tax" on each ticket?
Yes, yes, I know that non-flyers should not necessarily be responsible for airport security...but can you imagine the irony should a terrorist manage again to hijack an airplane (for any purpose)...knowing all the while that you paid for the privilege of the security failure?
And would it really have allowed the family members of the dead or injured some solace to know that the passengers on the flights that were hijacked had paid taxes to an agency that did not protect their loved ones?
Or should I be outraged at the idea that the airline industry fought this bill, arguing that a $2.50 - $5.00 additional tax would be too much of a burden for the consumer?
Am I too cynical? Or do I just need more sex to get my mind off of such weighty matters?
In other fronts, I've been thinking about immigration lately (damn election year diversionary tactics!), and I've been wondering, what good are borders in an increasingly globalized economy, anyway?
Yeah, you're right, I need more sex.