Watch The Bitchslap! Congress Smacks Down TSA Over Ridiculous Policies That Don’t Work.

Posted on September 12, 2012

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Orders agency to reduce patdowns, use private security screeners, and address scanner health concerns

Washington D.C. (Steve Watson-Infowars) – A new House Report has slammed the Transportation Security Administration for “failing to meet taxpayers’ expectations.”

The report, prepared by the House Committee on Homeland Security, says that the TSA must become a “leaner, smarter organization,” and concedes that the agency’s insensitivity and obsession with defending unpopular airport screening procedures is impeding security.

The report characterizes the TSA as a bloated bureaucracy that is bogged down in promoting policies that do not match current threat levels.

“The agency has gone down a troubling path of overspending, limiting private-sector engagement, and failing to sufficiently protect passenger privacy,” said transportation security subcommittee leader Mike Rogers at yesterday’s hearing.

“Eleven years after 9/11, the American people expect to see tangible progress in transportation security, with effective operations that respect both their privacy and their wallets,” the committee report notes. “The private sector is best suited to this challenge, not the federal government.”

The report also noted that the TSA has failed to make it clear why it has switched to a policy of invasive ‘enhanced’ patdowns, or what specific threat the procedure addresses.

“Pat-downs have hit a nerve with the general public, and TSA has failed to adequately explain why it continues to use this procedure two years after its initial rollout,” the committee said.

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