According to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano within 3 days of the “sequester” budget cuts taking effect we are already seeing lines “150 to 200 per cent as long as we would normally expect” at airport security screening locations.
However, when contacted by The Daily Telegraph, spokespeople for both O’Hare and LAX, as well as representatives from the travel industry, denied that airports had been hit by delays.
“We haven’t had any slowdowns at all,” said Marshall Lowe, a spokesman for LAX. Mr Lowe said that he had been on duty over the weekend and received no reports of unusual security delays.
Politician reports immediate affects on airports of the scary, doomsday budget cuts. Newspaper promptly calls airports who say there is nothing to report. This is proper journalism.
Note to leaders in Washington, quit using our transportation infrastructure as one of your political props.