TSA shuts down their most successful screening program

… because they were making TSA look bad.  OpenMarket has the goods.   Juicy stupid part:

Florida Congressman John Mica (R), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, criticized the TSA’s decision. “It’s unimaginable that TSA would suspend the most successfully performing passenger screening program we’ve had over the last decade,”Mica said Friday night. “Nearly every positive security innovation since the beginning of TSA has come from the contractor screening program,” Mica said.  Supporters of private screening say it is easier to discipline and replace under-performing private screeners than government ones.

Earlier, the TSA retaliated against a veteran pilot who exposed the TSA’s security failures, taking away whistleblower Chris Liu’s credentials and firearm.

The Obama administration is now seeking to unionize the TSA, even though the TSA was originally forbidden to unionize due to security concerns. Unlike the TSA’s current head, all past TSA administrators have recognized that collective bargaining and union work rules are inconsistent with the flexibility needed to protect public safety and adapt quickly to changes in terrorist tactics. (Undercover agents have managed to slip bombs past TSA screeners, and the TSA is even less effective at detecting them than the private security firms it replaced after 9/11). The AFGE union predicted on January 21 that voting to unionize the TSA will begin by mid-March.

Creeping Fascism.  H/T: Dissecting Leftism

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2 Responses to “TSA shuts down their most successful screening program”

  1. Pianogirl88 Says:

    I don’t want to fly anymore ~ I am about at the point where I am going to tell the provost that I’m not willing to make the trip to Italy this year for the music festival….too much agony dealing with the airlines/airports.

  2. It’s definitely a hassle…. and for me usually at the worst times; i.e. running late.

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