The Transportation Security Agency is a case study of what happens when you throw money at a bureaucratic tangled mess and hope it does something good. Instead what we've got is a group of petty entry level bureaucrats in jobs that have higher turnover rates than people working the fast food drive-thru who have become notorious for stealing during luggage inspections and trying to intimidate travelers. The TSA is corrupt, and it's not going to get better without some serious oversight.
No, I do not think that the TSA is corrupt and is just trying to do its job. It cannot be easy trying to keep so many people safe through regulations, and I think that the TSA above all else has everyone's best intentions in mind and always wants safety first.