Wednesday, July 13, 2011

TSA: Too Stupid for America

From John Stossel's Take Blog on
Or maybe it stands for 'Thousands Standing Around.'

Under the guise of making us safer, government has greatly expanded its role in airport security.

But according a report released today, we're not very much safer. Since November 2001, there have been 25,000 security breaches in our nation's airports. And these are just the breaches that we know about. A few days ago, a man managed to fly from Boston to Newark with a stun gun.

Like most failed government programs, many people think that the solution is to throw more money at the problem, even though the first version of the TSA spent far more than the private screeners they replaced, and since then the TSA's budget has increased from $4.7 billion in 2002 to $7.8 billion in 2011.

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