I travel enough to have a solid view of the Transportation Security Agency (TSA). They are good people trapped in a bad system. The article below is completely wrong in pressing forward with the meme of TSA as molestors of children and old people. TSA has a good heart, it just lacks a brain. TSA is a classic — utterly classic — example of doing the wrong thing righter instead of doing the right thing. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may be — I dare to hope — the last primal scream of Industrial Era government in which the delusion persists that micro-management of chaos is possible, and that money can be substituted for intelligence and integrity. Not so.
I have NEVER had a bad experience or witnessed a bad experience with TSA, with the following three observations: losing my after shave, losing the last inch of a toothpaste tube, and having my thin wallet with license and three credit cards run back through the scanner. In all three cases, human brains on the scene were over-ridden by micro-regulation from above. Lack of a brain is the sucking chest wound in TSA, not lack of a heart. Good people, bad system — a terminally bad, unaffordable unsustainable bad system.
(NaturalNews) The Obama Administration has proposed significantly hiking air travel fees to cover the costs associated with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) molestation of air travelers. Under the new plan, which would garner a whopping $32 billion in ten years, ticket fees that cover the costs of TSA security screenings would more than double for passengers, costing them at least $5 per one-way trip.
As the TSA continues installing naked body scanners at U.S. airports and hiring hordes of new agents to grope travelers at airports, bus stations, trains stations, and even sports stadiums, the agency's more than $8 billion annual budget is rapidly ballooning. And rather than continue to siphon the cash to pay for this unconstitutional nightmare of tyranny directly from taxpayers, Obama and Co. wants to make airlines, airports, and air travelers foot the bill. Read more of this post