Reason being is that as a private contractor the don't have that since of entitlement that comes from a complacent government employee. They are there to perform a task and get the job done the most efficient way possible. Have you ever tried to fire a government employee? Well it's not an easy task. However, if a contractor isn't performing correctly, you simply just let them go and hire another candidate in his/her place.
There was a time in America, not too long ago, when the TSA didn't exist, and we had very few problems. There were people boarding planes with worst intentions before the TSA, have been since, and will continue in the future. Security if fine up to a point. Appointing another bloated government agency to do the same job that was done before, for over twice the cost, is insane!
I believe that the airports should be public not private. I mean what if the president was coming would that be kept private no the whole U.S. would be informed would it not. So that is the way I feel about airport security It should be public not private anymore. Who's with me
Privatizing is always a bad idea. Private companies have to generate a profit. The government can pay people the same wages as a private company. They can buy the same technologies and implement the same policies. The government does not have to create a profit. This makes them better than the private world.