September 12, 2011

Pack It In

The TSA  needs to go on a permanent coffee break. It may break the hearts of the blue latex glove industry but enough is enough. Even the congressman who sponsored the creation of the TSA says it's time for them to go.
They’ve been accused of rampant thievery, spending billions of dollars like drunken sailors, groping children and little old ladies, and making everyone take off their shoes.

But the real job of the tens of thousands of screeners at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is to protect Americans from a terrorist attack.

Yet a decade after the TSA was created following the September 11 attacks, the author of the legislation that established the massive agency grades its performance at “D-.”
In my book that's not a passing grade. Cut these people lose. Buffalo, Los Angeles, Orlando, Houston - a litany of theft and malfeasance courtesy of the federal government.

“The whole program has been hijacked by bureaucrats,” said Rep. John Mica (R. -Fla.), chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

“It mushroomed into an army,” Mica said.  “It’s gone from a couple-billion-dollar enterprise to close to $9 billion.”

As for keeping the American public safe, Mica says, “They’ve failed to actually detect any threat in 10 years.”

“Everything they have done has been reactive.  They take shoes off because of [shoe-bomber] Richard Reid, passengers are patted down because of the diaper bomber, and you can’t pack liquids because the British uncovered a plot using liquids,” Mica said.

“It’s an agency that is always one step out of step,” Mica said.
We've had enough of the bureaucratic sense of entitlement that goes with these jobs; the bungling and sheer incompetence and arrogance of these cattle herders who couldn't stop a terrorist if they tried. Baby blue shirts with badges and no guns practicing politically correct screenings which ignore real threats for so as to not offend the wolves who would do us harm. Feh! Enough.


Gorges Smythe said...


banned said...

Would I be wrong to think that the TSA employs lots of not very talented people who get their kicks from humiliating their betters who are able to afford to fly?

sig94 said...

Gorges - enough is enough.

sig94 said...

banned - you could be spot on I would think. This organization has not gone out of its way to make friends.

Kid said...

We pay 9 billion to be tortured. Par for the course.

Plus we are not at war anymore. We are to move on and forget, well not til the TSA, DHS and patriot act are gone.

Yea, send these folks back to the fast food restaurants.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...