A writer to the Albany Democrat-Herald in answer to my letter on how "unprofessional" airport screeners will be turned “professional” by being federalized.

His answer? If they get bigger paychecks, they will do a better job.

Excellent, we can now get rid of incompetent workers by the simple expedient of giving them a pay raise. This might not sit well with people who try to do their job; but if they were any good, they would be incompetent too.