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Taxpayers are The Butt of The TSA Joke

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Just before "sequestration" the federal government agencies were prompted to intentially make some ridiculous 'cuts' that would appear to the American taxpayer(s) how painful any such cut in government spending would be. We know of the dropping of the $18,000 a week White House tours for the public ... Yet if you have the right amount of money/donations you are more than welcome to schedule a tour of The People's House. (Also, Michelle Obama's fiftieth birthday bash is quickly approaching, and already some top musical names have been booked as entertainment at the huge, planned celebration.) However, some federal government contracts were made ahead of the sequestration. One was the spending of $50 million for new TSA uniforms.

Now comes a report that some former TSA agents are claiming the airport hassle the general, non-dangerous public (from infants to breastfeeding mothers to toddles/children to the handicapped to the elderly) has been going through at the groping hands of the TSA when traveling by air is "all for show". There are ten outlined facts of this federal government agency's inefficiency and waste.

7. We always said it’s not a question of if terrorists get through — it’s a question of when. Our feeling is nothing’s happened because they haven’t wanted it to happen. We’re not any big deterrent. It’s all for show.

6. Most TSA screeners know their job is a complete joke. Their goal is to use this as a stepping stone to another government agency.

5. We work in a culture where common sense has no place. All but a very few TSA personnel know they’re employed by a bottom-of-the-barrel agency.

Our first question to anyone in a wheelchair is to ask if they’re able to stand for a pat-down. If someone is in a wheelchair, he likely can’t stand. Even when they’re sitting, we’re required to ask them to move so we can check under their buttocks.

4. Supervisors play absolutely no role in day-to-day functions except to tell you not to chew gum. Gum chewing is a huge issue with management.

This is on the heels of last week's report of TSA allowing a fake bomb through screening at Newark Airport.

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