TSA creator states we need to dismantle the TSA and privatize it!

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    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-.”

    “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.”


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    Which would be a very stupid thing to do.
     
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    Sure privatize it. As long as it is paid for by private funds and workers meet training/ background check standards.

    Of course privatizing it will be accompanied by tort reform removing the privatized TSA from any liability from it's actions.
     
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    In what manner? The airlines woulod be responsble for protecting it's passengers, they can be sued and would do a much better job that our government.
     
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    An industry self-policing? :lol:

    That's never worked out.
     
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    You can get a job with TSA protecting America and never had to graduate from High School. Doesn't that make you feel safe. TSA is a joke and it is costing way to much.
     
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    Now wait just a minute it worked out so well in the energy industry, take Enron for instance...umm well take the finiancial industry...umm Well how about the offshore oil drilling industry? ohh well.
     
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    Yep it should be paid for by the transportation corporations benefitting from it's services.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Mica creates a big government program and now wants to turn it over to corporations.

    Wow, does this ever sound familiar.
     
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