Mon, 16 May 2016
If you've been watching the news recently, you've not doubt seen the long lines of travelers waiting hours to pass through TSA checkpoints. According to a recent article, more than 4,000 people have missed flights due to delays caused by the TSA.
So why does TSA do such a poor job at its primary function? Simply put, because it's government.
It turns out the TSA his a top-heavy, bureaucratic, administrative nightmare. The do everything poorly. The recruit poorly, they train poorly, and they perform poorly.
And what do we get for our long lines and humorless security providers? Not much it turns out. When the TSA did its own internal audit recently over 97% of the contraband made it through TSA screenings.
Translation? The TSA sucks at its primary mission which is to search for harmful or dangerous materials before you get on a plane.
The TSA should be privatized, and those companies should be given unlimited freedom to provide real security. Those companies should be judged based on their performance, and failure to maintain a high standard should result in the loss of the contract. Basically, we need the exact opposite of what we have now.