"Democracy. Whiskey. Sexy."
And now we can add:
"Don't touch my junk."
Simple. Easy to understand. These concepts crowd out "sophisticated" attempts to explain or justify the original situation.
Stick a fork in the TSA, it's finished. As with any large organization, it will likely take a while to spin it down. However, there's a Deficit Reduction Commission, and there are 65,000 TSA employees doing what could be done by the airlines. The Fed.Gov can shift the spend from the Fed.Gov to the private sector and reduce the deficit by $7 B a year. And more importantly (to Congress), eliminate pictures of government employees groping nuns and three year olds.
Quite frankly, I don't see anyone in Congress defending the TSA. If the
Hey Congress! Don't touch my junk!