Guy Who Helped Create TSA Wants To Kill It

Of all the critics the Transportation Security Administration has attracted, one of the last naysayers you’d expect to see would be a politician who had a hand in creating the bureau. But according to a conservative site, the Republican chairman of the House Transportation Committee who sponsored the bill that led to the establishment of the TSA in 2002 wants to dismantle and privatize the organization.

In an interview with Human Events, Florida Congressman John Mica bemoans the TSA’s top-heaviness, saying “It mushroomed into an army. It’s gone from a couple-billion-dollar enterprise to close to $9 billion.”

Mica goes on to call the TSA “always one step out of step” and “a complete fiasco.” He suggests the TSA focus more on security, saying “They need to get out of the screening business and back into security. Most of the screening hey do should be abandoned.”

TSA Creator Says Dismantle, Privatize the Agency [Human Events via Slashdot]