I always feel like I’m rubbing up against the bottom of America’s barrel when I go through security checks at an American airports. The people doing them appear bored and incompetent.
They appear a lot dumber than any of their peers around the world. Those doing the checking in Europe and Australia appear a ton smarter.
So why do we get the dregs in America? I don’t know. It appears that affirmative action plays an important role in hiring. I don’t see people being hired for their merit. They get hired for acting like sheep.
At Israel’s airport counters, personnel are college students or graduates who have also completed army service. They are uniformly intelligent and well trained. That is often not the case with Transportation Security Administration employees.
“The TSA should be hiring talented and skilled people; it should not be an alternative to Welfare.,” said Israel-based security consultant Marc Prowiser.