You wait in a long line, remove your shoes, put your laptop in a separate container, go through the scanner, maybe get a pat down. And it's all terrible. But no matter how annoying the TSA is, it's keeping you safe, right!? Well, maybe not.
The New York Times reports the TSA is under investigation by the House Oversight Committee for incompetence in actually keeping people safe. In other words, it had one job and it's not doing it.
Even worse, the HOC is looking into claims that employees who blew the whistle on security failures were subsequently mistreated, while supervisors who brushed aside these reports were awarded raises. The bonuses do sound extra fishy, given that the TSA failed 95% of its security tests in an audit last year. And, well, scoring a 5% on a test probably doesn't really work anywhere for any reason. The TSA has till March 4 to provide justification for its actions.