posted on Jul, 30 2005 @ 08:47 PM
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Just another move by your government to protect the citizens of this nation against terror.
Originally posted by CyberianHusky
And what a wonderful idea it was to devote billions of dollars to a war against a potential future threat (possibly, maybe) and completely neglect our
borders and ports. I'm embarrassed for and by this Government. They are doing all they can do to do nothing for their own people.
I hear what you are saying ….but c’mon.
1) The number of US FAA continental certified commercial airline hubs and public use airports are approximately 450-500; this is not a big cut for
the industry. I can not locate an exact number but it would be near and average of about 12-15 an airport, not even near significant
, in March
of 2003, the TSA was already looking to reduce the 56,000
screeners to 48,000 by October 2004
(based loosely on what I could quickly find, there are 542 FAA certified public use airports).
2) I do not know how much you fly inside, from or into the United States, but these ‘screeners’ are already pathetic. For every one screener doing
their job, three are not paying attention to anyone but the other screeners.
It’s even worse flying out of the Southern United States Airports (if it could be). I fly mostly solo, usually only carry-on baggage and often
with a return trip within a day to two days. 9/10 times I get the dreaded ‘security check’, understandable; but generally speaking these
‘screeners’ are poorly managed, lack any sense of urgency, have low organizational skills and often speak ‘out loud’ about being disgruntled.
Cut the fat, sack 6000 and give raises to the good ones. Throwing non-efficient bodies at the job does nothing.
Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the homeland security panel, said the TSA had hired too many screeners. Now, he said, it needed to cut back to
fulfill its overall goal of looking at all transportation security and not just for aviation.
March 2003 Article Link
That makes sense....