Every time the government makes a mistake (a frequent occurrence) the people pay the price for its bureaucratic incompetence—both through tax dollars and forced compliance.
Since its inception, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has repeatedly failed to do the job it was created to do. However, with each public failure comes increased funding or a reconfiguration of department heads in order to appease the public into feeling secure under their watch.
The unfortunate truth of the matter is that the TSA’s entire existence is nothing more than “security theater,” a fact internal drills and internal assessments keep bringing to light.
Now, after TSA has had years to improve its screening abilities yet failed to make any progress on its efficiency, the agency has recently announced its plans to punish travelers for its own mistakes by subjecting them to more invasive pat-downs.