There are few thing more disheartening to We The People than unavoidable government agencies exploiting their taxpayer funding to literally do nothing.
And, of course, there is no section of our federal government better at wasting our resources and money than the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA.
This ragtag outfit of supposed “officers” who assault our children and grope our elderly have literally never prevented a terror attack from occurring, (their stated purpose), nor have they truly made America any safer. In fact, the true intention of the TSA is nothing more than “security theater“, or the illusion of a diligent federal force.
This has led to a sustained and necessary criticism of the useless, taxpayer funded farce throughout the years. The latest study on the efficacy of these barista-level goons’ actual work ethic is so horrid, in fact, that few Americans will be able to justify their employment moving forward.
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“Federal inspectors charged with keeping America’s transportation system safe only spend ‘half their working hours’ doing work, reveals an audit by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’ watchdog arm.
“’We found that between fiscal years 2013 and 2017, inspectors spent about half their working hours fulfilling work plan requirements,’ reports the GAO, referring to surface inspectors from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
“The GAO explains:
“‘Surface inspectors conduct a variety of activities to implement TSA’s surface transportation security mission, including (1) regulatory inspections for freight and passenger rail systems, (2) regulatory TWIC inspections, and (3) non-regulatory security assessments and training which surface transportation entities participate in on a voluntary basis.’
“Despite the reportedly low-performance level, inspectors from TSA, a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, may be exceeding expectations.
“’The [inspectors’] work plan requirements are designed to take up about one-third of inspectors’ available working hours, with the expectation that the other two-thirds of inspectors’ time will be used for related activities,’ notes the report.”
So, when these blue shirted buffoons aren’t groping grandma or inspecting your toddler’s bathing suit area, they are literally doing nothing.
We all understand the old adage regarding trading security for freedom. In the case of the TSA, however, it is more about trading low-grade sexual assault for the imaginary service that we have been told that they provide.