The TSA As We Know it Dead?

So says an article at LinkedIn. We can only hope. If the Republicans had any guts they’d abolish the agency, along with the entire Department of Homeland Security.

8 Responses to “The TSA As We Know it Dead?”

  1. Sigivald says:

    What’s the point of disbanding DHS?

    I mean, we’re not going to disband the INS, Border Patrol, the Coast Guard, Customs, right?

    The only point of DHS was to facilitate information-sharing and a common org-chart (to reduce bureaucratic infighting and inefficiency) among the agencies that do border-security-related tasks.

    Disbanding it just means re-shuffling them (presumably back where they were?), not changing what they do or how they do it.

    If they’re doing things wrong, it might well be easier to reform that within the DHS penumbra rather than separately under Treasury, Justice, and wherever they end up…

    • Robert says:

      Solving bureaucratic turf wars with another layer of bureaucracy is utterly moronic; it’s like fighting fire with gasoline. DHS’s mission was doomed from the start.

    • Patrick H says:

      Because Homeland Security is Orwellian in just the name.

  2. chris says:

    What about the extra 40,000 DHS agents? They weren’t around until Homeland security was formed. The only thing they are is an American gestapo.

  3. mike says:

    Why would Republicans abolish the agency? They CREATED it!

    They give us as much – if not more – freedom destroying laws and regulations as the Democrats. We just look the other way because of the (R) after their names.

    • Robert says:

      The TSA was actually a creation of Democrats. They asked for it in return for their support of, IIRC, the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. We got two stupid agencies for the price of one.

  4. Zermoid says:

    Why not call the reformed agency the Airline Security Services, or ASS for short.

    Much more fitting.