Texas congressman Ron Paul called today for privatizing the Transportation Security Administration. In a stunning 2 hour speech before the full house Paul urged his colleagues to realize that the TSA accomplishing nothing, but wastes everyone's time, calling the decade year old agency "loud, proud government excess at its most excessive." Paul's call to privatize the TSA stems from his libertarian view that government should be privatized. "The TSA exists to put money in the hands of government employees- it hasn't kept anyone safer." Paul called on contracting out TSA functions to airlines; explaining "The airlines are the only ones with any incentive to make sure planes don't get blown up." Paul went on to admit "I'd rather trust my life to an airline with billions at stake than a union employee with an 8th grade education and nothing to lose."
Do TSA employees really have no incentive to catch would be terrorists? "Of course!" explains TSA Spokesperson Ryan DeMaust. "The TSA takes great pride in the fact that no terrorists attacks have occurred after we were formed- we attribute this directly to increased pat downs, and use of full body scanners." A report provided by the TSA corroborates DeMaust's statements. The report, entitled "PATDOWN: TSA Eliminates Terrorism" concludes that the number of people dying in airliner attacks has decreased dramatically over the last decade- by over 1000%. Further, the deduction correlates and perfectly to the creation of the TSA.
Paul called the TSA report "ludicrous" and pointed out that the report makes no mention of how much money was spent on TSA operations. "The government wastes money- it can't help it!" "The government bought the nude body imagers without considering any cheaper options- or considering any of the potential lawsuits that might occur due to the scanners' safety. I call on this Congress to stop this modern day Tuskegee experiment immediately and put the safety in the hands of those who have a reason to protect it- the private airlines."
Ron Paul has not yet introduced a bill to privatize teh TSA, saying that he will introduce that sometime in the future. Paul refused to commit to a date saying commiting to a date would embolden the terrorists.