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Ron Paul: Dump TSA, Privatize Airport Security


"They're not going to take X-rays of you in the nude."

Republican presidential candidate and Texas congressman Ron Paul said the Transportation Security Administration should be replaced with private security firms during an interview Friday. Speaking on Fox News, Paul — who introduced the American Traveler Dignity Act this week — said the security responsibility should be on the airlines instead of the government. "It'll make it efficient. There's no history to show government bureaucrats are ever more efficient than the private market," Paul said. "The government was in charge of security before 9/11 and they did a lousy job." Paul acknowledged his plan would result in higher ticket prices, but would ultimately lead to lower taxes. "They'll do a better job...they're not going to take X-rays of you in the nude, they're not going to prod and poke little kids and 95-year-old women," Paul said.

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