Rewarding mediocrity: TSA’s bonus scam

This is a real toy. Teach your kid to be compliant early.
This is a real toy. Teach your kid to be compliant early.

Oh, the TSA, what a horrible bureaucratic concoction. Everything one hates about the soft (most of the time) police state rolled into one nasty, fetid burrito of government nonsense.

(From Trib Live)

TSA officials at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport pocketed automatic bonuses — in one case, $70,000 over three years — despite abysmal results in security tests, according to reports. An undercover operation revealed that weapons bypassed security 95 percent of the time in 70 tests. Screeners reportedly failed to find a fake bomb taped to an undercover agent’s back even after it set off a warning device.

At issue is the same federal disregard that leaves suicidal veterans on hold, pays Social Security benefits to dead people and provides incentives instead of deterrents to hordes of border crashers.

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