In the latest edition of your tax dollars at work, the TSA got into some hot water (more like lukewarm bottled water with backwash) when federal agents tested the system and got 95% of their weapons and fake bombs past security check points. To be fair, the 5% that they did catch were those cartoon bombs with the lit fuse you’d see on Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote.
As a result, the TSA’s acting administrator was moved to another job. Brilliant.
A L.A. Times article suggests that new technology needs to be implemented at airports. You know what that means? Big bloated government contracts for scanners and technology that probably won’t work.
Going through security around the world is a constant reminder of 9/11, Richard “Shoebomber” Reid and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the “Underwear Bomber.” As somebody with TSA pre-check, I think it’s shame that there isn’t a correct or non-offensive way to check if grandma has explosives or is packing heat.
The solutions can be privatization as I’ve read in some articles. The TSA is bleeding money when we don’t know they have stopped the next catastrophic incident. They have stopped many travelers from quenching their thirst.
As pointed out by Larry Wilmore, the TSA are doing the best that they can.