Taxes

Spending Deal Full of Fee Hikes, Including 120 Percent Increase in "Security" Fee Attached to Airline Tickets

Probably not going to security

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The bipartisan budget deal struck in Congress last week contains no broad-based tax increases, but it aims to generate billions in new revenue by essentially nickel-and-diming American taxpayers. 

People who travel on commercial airliners are some of the hardest hit. 

As part of the overall budget deal, Congress increased the passenger security fee, a surcharge added to all airline tickets, by 120 percent. Starting July 1, passengers traveling through American airports will pay $5.60 per one-way trip, up from the current fee of $2.50 per trip.