Wrong says DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, who is quoted in Politico insisting that lines at TSA are "150 to 200 percent as long as we would normally expect" because of the sequester. Now as Politico notes, there have been no "first-person accounts of long security lines...flood[ing] the Internet" and even TSA admitted that "travelers were not yet feeling the impact." So it must be that lines doubled and nobody noticed. It could happen!
And wrong says the president and CEO of Marriott International. Arne Sorenson gave an exclusive interview to Arabian Business, in which he angrily explained that spending cuts willaccording to the outlet's summary of his remarks"have a significant impact on the travel industry." The parts of the interview that actually contain Sorenson's quotes don't really unpack why it will have such a significant impact, but he mentions something about the sequester being bad for business travel. Now the business travel market amounts to hundreds of billions of dollars every year while in the short term, the sequester cuts $85 billion total from everything, including things that don't affect business travel. So we're not sure the math works out. But maybe it does!
You guys, we're not sure how much more of this we can take.
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