TSA was formed to create security in our transportation system, the idea is good but the way how the Administrations is using our tax money not.
TSA screeners at airports are doing almost the something as CBP officers (Customs and Border Patrol), controlling the travel public as well as the cargo. Why do we have to spend money in double security? At the same airport “a CBP officer checks your passport and goods, and a TSA officer checks your ticket and bottles of liquids, food, etc.
Shouldn’t one federal agency do both jobs at the same time?
Customs should train TSA screeners a little more in terms immigration and join both agencies, cutting all the excess employees from TSA who don't qualify for the new positions.
We're focus our money in hiring more screener at the airport everyday to "control our bottles of water, food, etc. in our own people", not quite a good idea. Spending millions in body scanners? Why?
This idea will be perfect if we concentrate our resources in preventing terrorist’s or dangerous people to board our aircrafts in advance. Prevent someone who wishes to harm our country with intelligence before actually happens.
Develop a system in which a frequent flyer can go through security without been check, a great percentage of our people flights a lot, monitor this system to avoid breaches in security and focus in something else.
50% of the TSA idea is great in terms of Security, like using new technology, air marshal police, aviation and cargo Inspectors, etc. Because don’t forget we still have to cover our cargo system as well to maintain security control at all the times. The other 50% is an excess of personnel who don’t contribute much to this idea or to the mission.
If we join TSA with CBP we will save a lot of money in personnel, and resources (TAX MONEY), and we’ll cover the same amount of work. As a result of this idea our security and immigration laws around the country will be enforced by Customs and we’ll be saving billions of tax dollars in a short period of time.
A smart decision will save the American people millions of dollars a day.