TSA doesn’t work…
Budget cuts are not why TSA lines grow ever longer. Like every other bureaucracy, TSA’s function is to grow ever larger to protect itself and its power. The public subjected to its not-so-tender mercies believes its job is as advertised — to protect the flying public.
Everything sane people said would happen by having the government run TSA has happened, and even more quickly than feared. The TSA has less to do than before, yet it costs more, has more personnel, and institutes more rules and regulations to make air travel even more inconvenient than it already is.
The solution is to privatize TSA. The few airports where the screening is done by private companies are not only efficient, but travelers are treated like human beings instead of inconvenient cattle to be abused at will. Call your Congress critters and demand that TSA be disbanded and turned over to private companies to run.
Iain Murray is so fed up he’s joining a lawsuit with the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Rutherford Institute, suing the TSA over its body scanner rule. Hopefully the suit will bring out the eagerness of the TSA to ignore the trade-offs it chooses to make.