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1:23 PM, Sep 7, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Washington Times reports that Democrats are supporting more airline ticket taxes to cover more invasive searches:

A Democrat-led Senate panel has approved an increase in airline ticket taxes of up to $6 for a round trip in order to cover increased security costs at airports. The move by the Appropriations homeland security subcommittee would mean that air travelers could pay up to $16 per round trip instead of the present maximum of $10, which is paid by travelers who change planes. For travelers flying nonstop, the fee would be $8 a round trip instead of $5.

The tax is likely to fail because of Republican opposition to the proposal. 

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