Wednesday, July 27, 2005


Thanks again to the LONEWATCHMAN for sending this article to me. This should make a few schmucks at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport start to worry. Especially the 2 lame brains that fill the position as managers but leave alot to be desired ain the field of leadership and command.And let us not forget my two good friends the AFSD and the FSD...We all know what those initials really stand for......Without them, this website would be boring, and taxpayers would have to go back to paying $700 for a toilet seat instead of the many many thousands of dollars these two wastes of space are collecting from the taxpayers back pocket.

Some airport security jobs a 'waste' By Thomas Frank, USA TODAY Posted
7/12/2005 11:50 PM Updated 7/13/2005 10:50 AM WASHINGTON

— The head of the House aviation subcommittee has asked for an
investigation into what he alleges is an excessive number of federal
security administrators at airports, many of whom have "questionable
job descriptions that pay over $100,000 annually." Rep. John Mica,
R-Fla., wrote last week to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff
and the department's inspector general to complain that some
Transportation Security Administration employees have "poorly defined
responsibilities" whose jobs are "a tremendous waste." The TSA, part of
the Homeland Security Department, runs airport security. Mica, a
frequent TSA critic, wants Chertoff to cut the TSA's administrative
staff or Congress to impose a cap. He also wants Inspector General
Richard Skinner to investigate. The TSA said 837 of its 55,000
employees, or 1.5%, get a base salary of $100,000 or more. TSA
spokesman Mark Hatfield called the agency's administrative staffing
"very lean" and said most larger airports have too few administrative
employees. "We're doing more with less than most federal agencies,"
Hatfield said. Skinner's office said that it would decide shortly
whether to look into Mica's concerns. The House has proposed cutting
$36 million of the $280 million sought by the TSA for airport
management in 2006, saying the agency added nearly 1,000 administrators
in the past two years.

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