Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska has a stark warning: TSA is not doing its job. He talked about some of the problems on Fox News:
"I think the president has a moral obligation to come clean with the American people about the fact that Washington is not doing its job. Obviously, we don't want to do anything or declassify any details that would give the terrorists a road map to the particular vulnerabilities," Sasse said, urging Obama to declassify information on TSA failures.
"But the problems that we face are much worse than the public understands. And I think the president has an obligation to come clean and lead a national conversation about where we are in preventing terrorism because we're not as safe as where the public is led to believe."
A new study from the Cato Institute asks the question many travelers have pondered after a pat-down gone awry: Can’t we replace the TSA? The agency’s embarrassing record of waste and mismanagement makes a compelling case.
In more than one instance, the agency has wasted tens of millions on technology that ended up being a flop. It bought hundreds of explosive-detector machines that turned out not to work outside the lab.
Seems the Transportation Security Administration has a problem. In short, many of the people who frisk you, paw through your luggage, and herd you like cattle through the lines at the airport are stealing on the job. Among other derelictions. And the problem, as CNN reports, is growing:
If you’re headed to the airport for the holidays, here are some tips to keep you off the Transportation Security Administration’s “naughty list”: Holiday puddings (even the figgy kind) are considered “gel-like” substances and must be carried in clear plastic containers of no more than 3.4 ounces.
A notional woman named “Julia” recently made her debut on the Obama campaign’s website. Julia, it seems, needs help at every stage in her life, and if the president has his way, the government will be there to assist her in, among other things, getting a college education, finding a job, securing birth control, and providing for her retirement. But it turns out that all this assistance will not be enough for the hapless Julia as she moves through life. It seems she will also need some close air support.
Government, and the party of government, have been through something of a rough patch lately. First, there was the GSA’s Las Vegas blowout. Then, the Secret Service debaucheries. And, two weeks ago, the video of an Environmental Protection Agency bureaucrat preening about his enforcement strategy of “crucifying” five random oil drillers pour encourager les autres.