If you have flown in the US within the last 10 years then you know all about the TSA. Before I go into my opinions about the government force lets get some background on the TSA for the 'foreigners' who have not been to the US and have only read about the TSA.
At the time it looked like a good idea; it was an extra set of eyes on the pubic and was supposed to identify threats before they got fully into the airport. However, the TSA turned out to be nothing but a joke. There are countless cases of people saying that the TSA 'groped' them or touched them in inappropriate ways (This is not going to be a thread about the TSA's SOPs). So, how is the TSA funded? With our (tax) money of course. In 2011 alone their budget was roughly $8.1M USD. With that 8.1M USD you would think that they are doing something productive and keeping our skies safer. Right? I know that someone will post something like "its only 8 million dollars, that is nothing compared to some other government agencies" Which, it truthfully is. But what I'm getting at is it really worth it. I have heard little about the TSA actually catching some bomb or terrorist within the last few years.
So, is it really worth the money to keep these people in the airports trying to find bombs 10 years later?