The TSA has a very simple job; run a metal detector, check for a few simple things in baggage and then let us through. It started believing it was the Secret Service, and then things got problematic. We as a country need to remind the TSA of what it is actually for, and the problem should straighten itself out.
Senator Baldwin and 22 other lawmakers are pushing for increased funding to reduce travel wait times for passengers. This would mean adding additional screening and security staff at airports. Passengers have been complaining about wait times to get through borders, and many passengers are missing their flights. The budget has decreased by 3.2 percent over the last five years, indicating that there are fewer resources available to deal with many of the travel issues passengers and airport staff face. The government would have to continue work on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill for addressing terrorism and national and international security.
There is far too much room for error in the current policies/procedures that TSA employs. Furthermore, employees are often not thorough. Hard to blame them, since they are paid poorly to do a very difficult, laborious, repetitive job. Not sure what the answer is; but the current procedure really doesn't seem very helpful.
TSA facing lack of resources to accommodate large amounts of travelers is not the reason it is incapable of doing its job. The reason comes down to pure government incompetence. When we hear the term "resources," that is just another way to say "more money." Government is littered with failure after failure following increased funding.